THE TOP THREE:
1. TEXAS (7-0-1)
2. ARKANSAS (7-1)
3. TCU (4-3)
Texas' offense, labeled "every bit as exciting as a paid political announcement" before the Baylor game, was good enough to make the Longhorns the leading Cotton Bowl candidate. Just for excitement, though, Coach Darrell Royal put Tommy Wade, a third-stringer, at quarterback. For a Personnel-Business Administration major, Wade didn't delegate many duties. He passed for 195 yards and two touchdowns and plunged for a third score himself as Texas won 27-12.
In Fayetteville, Arkansas amassed a 28-14 plurality over Rice. As usual, most of the partying was done by Quarterback Billy Moore. He threw two scoring passes to Jerry Lamb, scored on a plunge and topped it off by tackling a Rice back for a safety.
Kansas State was hardly fit company after it missed a two-point conversion to lose its 16th straight 14-13, to Arizona. Neither was Utah, swamped 35-7 by Arizona State's flashy backs.