Kansas produced the biggest surprise by beating Texas Christian, the SWC favorite, 21-7. Ironically, one of the stars of the show was Bert Coan, a fast (9.6 for the 100), 200-pound, 6-foot-4 halfback who mysteriously left TCU for Kansas a year ago. Word had been circulating that TCU would be "out to get Bert" for defecting, but Coan showed no fear. He averaged better than eight yards a try, twice got off runs of 25 yards and scored once. "We didn't get him," said TCU Halfback Larry Dawson. "He got us. He's the best back I've seen in my three years. I had him trapped, and I said, 'Here's where I make old Bert respect me,' and then he ran over me."