Rice beat Baylor 26-14 as 168-pound Butch Blume scored 20 points to win the Southwest Conference scoring championship. Blume ran 50 yards for one touchdown, four for another, kicked field goals of 27 and 33 yards. Said jubilant Coach Jess Neely: "When he trotted out with the seniors before the game I felt like grabbing him and saying, 'Hey, come back. You're too little to be a senior.' "
Texas Tech beat West Texas State 1614 as H. L. Daniels, a reserve fullback, kicked three field goals. The top three:
1. TEXAS (9-1)
2. ARKANSAS (8-2)
3. RICE (7-3)