1. OHIO STATE (5-0-1)
2. COLORADO (6-0)
3. MINNESOTA (5-1)
There is just no stopping Texas. SMU thought it had when it held the Long-horns scoreless in the first half. But the first time Texas got the ball in the third quarter, it sent Jim Saxton winging around right end for 79 yards and a touchdown. Before the crisp fall afternoon was over, Saxton zigged and zagged through the crestfallen Mustangs for 173 yards, Jerry Cook rammed over for two touchdowns, Tommy Ford added a fourth and the Longhorns won 27-0.
While Texas moved relentlessly toward the SWC title, the rest of the league was still hopefully going through the motions. Arkansas, after squirming uncomfortably behind Texas A&M 8-7, scored with 57 seconds to play to beat the Aggies 15-8, and Rice hammered Texas Tech 42-7. The only surprise was provided by Baylor. Coach John Bridgers spruced up the Bears' jaded pro-type offense with halfback passes, fancy reverses and reverse passes, put Dalton Hoffman, an agile 205-pound sophomore, at fullback, and turned the combination loose against TCU. Hoffman depressed the Frogs with his line-blasting, everything else worked just fine and Baylor won 28-14.
Arizona, which plans to join Wyoming in the new Great Western Conference next year, was inhospitable when the Cowboys came to Tucson. Quarterback Eddie Wilson shocked them with his precise passing and left them gasping when he tossed 33 yards to Bobby Thompson with 1:37 to go for a 20-15 Arizona victory. The top three:
1. TEXAS (7-0)
2. ARKANSAS (5-2)
3. RICE (4-2)
UCLA Coach Billy Barnes planned to beat California with wide sweeps, and that's just the way it happened. Tailbacks Bobby Smith and Mike Haffner shuttled in and out, pausing only long enough to tear around and occasionally through the leaky Cal line. Smith kicked a 26-yard field goal, ran 30, 1 and 63 yards for touchdowns and gained 177 yards. Haffner scored once, passed for another touchdown and ran for 119 yards. All told, UCLA rushed for 413 yards to whip Cal 35-15 and move closer to the Rose Bowl.
In another Big Five game, USC and Washington stormed at each other in a fruitless fury of long gains, intercepted passes and penalties, finally settled for a sodden 0-0 tie at Seattle. Stanford, back in its familiar cellar spot, had the misfortune to run into Oregon's swift Mel Renfro on one of his rare healthy days, and he beat the Indians 19-7. Renfro scored twice—on a four-yard plunge and a 94-yard kickoff return—and passed for a third touchdown. Oregon State's Don Kasso, converted from halfback to split end, caught eight of Tailback Terry Baker's passes for 93 yards, and the Beavers muddled past Washington State 14-6.
The Skyline race was down to two teams, Wyoming and Utah State, after Utah was upset by New Mexico 21-16, and undefeated but tied (by Wyoming) Utah State whomped Brigham Young 31-8. The top three: