Jim Owens, keen on winning his first game as the Washington coach, was bitterly disappointed as Colorado held his Huskies to a 6-6 tie. "It's like kissing your sister, a tie game," he said. "I'm sick over our performance."
California, due mainly to ill-advised fourth down running plays, stayed in the hole most of the afternoon and lost 13-6 to SMU, a team rated a pushover in the Southwest Conference. The Mustang line, outweighed nearly 16 pounds to a man, carved ample holes for Halfback Charlie Jackson. Jackson carried 10 times for 127 yards.
UCLA was just much too much too soon as they ran roughshod over the Air Force Academy, 47-0. Buck Shaw, summing up his lads after their first big league start (see page 32) said: "We weren't good enough and we're not highly talented."