WASHINGTON STATE's Jim Sutherland—the man that garrulous Harvey Knox says is the best coach in football—faced Red Sanders' weakest UCLA team in years, and Sutherland was soundly licked 28-0. Sanders used a four-man line in anticipation of the big Washington State passing game, which had scored a minimum of four touchdowns in each of the team's first three games. Sutherland tried to cross up the old master by running the ball in the first half, but his line was no match for Sanders' four linemen—Tackles Jerry Penner and Preston Dills, Guards Esker Harris and Don Birren. Nor could his passers fool the Bruin secondary in the second half. Maybe Harvey Knox knows not whereof he so frequently speaks.
Oregon State showed an instinct for the jugular when the team called time out with two seconds to go so they could add an insurance touchdown against California in a game they had already sewed up by a single point. Final was 21-13, leaving State the top rival to Stanford for Rose Bowl consideration.
Washington recovered five of seven Oregon fumbles which turned an otherwise even game into a 20-7 Husky victory at Seattle.
Crippled Idaho, down to 29 active players, took a dreadful drubbing from Arizona state at Moscow 41-0. The Vandals crossed the 50 yard line only three times.
Stanford won easily from San Jose State 40-20. All-America Candidate John Brody passed 24 times, completed 13 for 199 yards. On the first play after the second-half kickoff he was taken out with an injury that required four stitches over his right eye. Even so, he returned in the third quarter to supervise a 64-yard touchdown march.
College of the Pacific pushed across a fourth-period tally to nip stubborn Fresno State 21-14. San Diego State traveled north to San Luis Obispo to eke out a 7-6 win over California Poly. Whittier whitewashed University of California at Riverside 59-0, and Long Beach swept over Pepperdine 26-12. Other scores:
Pomona 28, Cal Tech 7
Hum. St. 34, San Fran. St. 7
Chico State 6, Nevada 6
Cal Aggies 33, Sac. St. 26
Puget Sd. 19, Whitworth 0
Eastern Wash. 27, Whitman 8
Lewis and Clark 21, Willamette 0
Pac. Luth. 19, Central Wash. 13
East. Oregon 25, Oregon Tech 18
West. Wash. 7, Brit. Col. 0
Linfield 27, Ore. Coll. of Ed. 13
So. Ore. 13, Portland State 6