Texas presented J.T. King, a Longhorn player and coach for 10 years, with a cowboy hat and a pair of shiny boots before the game, then thrashed his Texas Tech team 42-14. The Longhorns' new single-wing-type T, with the fullback and left half deep and the right half out a yard beyond the end, piled up 391 yards rushing, including big chunks of 72 by wriggly Jim Saxton and 62 by Ray Poage. For variety, Quarterback Mike Cotten completed seven out of eight passes for 104 more yards. Arkansas, still having its troubles, wallowed in the mud most of the afternoon at Fayetteville, beat Tulsa 6-0 on Quarterback George Mc-Kinney's third-quarter touchdown. The top three:
1. BAYLOR (2-0)
2. TCU (1-0-1)
3. TEXAS (2-0)
All last week Utah Coach Ray Nagel had insisted, "We can't let them fake us on reverses, we'll just have to fan in on them. If they start gaining on passes, shed a tear for me. You'll know I'm in a dilemma." Last Saturday night Nagel was in a dilemma, but only in the opening minutes when Oregon recovered a fumble and went on to a touchdown. Then, the big Redskin linemen took hold, the fan swept in beautifully and the swift Duck backs were contained. Fullback Bud Tynes plunged for scores in the second and fourth periods, and the Redskins had their victory 14-6.
It was tougher for fumbling Utah State, which found itself trailing Washington State 14-13 with 12 minutes to go. At that point Quarterback Mel Montalbo, who usually throws, saw an opportunity to run and went over from the eight-yard line. The Aggies quickly ran for two more touchdowns and won 34-14. Even last-place Montana had its day, routing New Mexico, 40-8.
Despite the misfortunes of UCLA and Cal in the Midwest, it wasn't all darkness and despair for the Big Five. USC, its passing game hemmed in by SMU, switched sophomore Willie Brown from right to left half and shook him loose for a 93-yard touchdown run the first time he got his hands on the ball. Brown gained another 90 yards on 12 carries and the Trojans won 21-16. But the biggest shocker occurred at Corvallis, where Stanford trounced Oregon State 34-0. Pushed around by the Beavers, 269 yards to 107 yards, in a scoreless first half, the Indians did some pushing of their own in the last two periods. Quarterback Rod Sears threw for one touchdown, set up two more with his passes and fitful Oregon State went down with a crash that left Coach Tommy Prothro fuming: "It's the first team I've ever had that quit." The top three:
1. WYOMING (2-0-1)
2. UTAH (2-1)
3. STANFORD (2-0)
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