THE TOP THREE:
1. TEXAS (1-0)
2. ARKANSAS (1-0)
3. TCU (1-0)
What Southwest Conference members had merely suspected, they now know. TCU has a team that even Texas and Arkansas can respect. The Frogs, back at the old power game that Coach Abe Martin loves, pounded away at Kansas until the Jayhawkers gave in 10-6. Behind 6-0 at half time, TCU simply gave the ball to Tommy Crutcher and he split the weary Kansas line with his booming charges until he got the Frogs even. Jimmy McAteer kicked the extra point, then added a 23-yard field goal.
Texas tech, as expected, was beginning to look good, too. Heralded sophomore Donnie Anderson ran an intercepted pass back for a touchdown. H. L. Daniels kicked three field goals and Tech upset Washington State 16-7. Meanwhile, ARKANSAS overwhelmed Oklahoma State with its quarterbacks. Billy Gray and sophomore Jon Brittenum each threw scoring passes as the lively Porkers won 21-0.
For 30 minutes against Houston, AUBURN looked like the best football team in the country. Shifting out of a new I formation into T sets, and with their line blocking and tackling fiercely, the Tigers romped to a 21-0 lead. Quarterback Jimmy Sidle had an explanation for Auburn's sudden affluence. "Last year we had a big, fat line. This year we have a small, quick one," he said. But then the heat—and Houston's Joe Lopasky—got the Tigers' small, quick linemen. Lopasky scored on a two-yard plunge and on an 82-yard punt return, and Auburn had to hang on desperately to win 21-14.
THE TOP THREE:
1. USC (1-0)
2. AIR FORCE (1-0)
3. STANFORD (1-0)
It looked like a routine finish to what had been a fairly dull game. Washington led AIR FORCE 7-3, and there was only 3:15 to play when the Huskies lost the ball on downs on the Cadet nine-yard line. Then Quarterback Terry Isaacson threw seven straight passes, five of them to End Jim Greth, a sophomore who entered the game as a potential field-goal blocker and was still in only because Coach Ben Martin could not get him out. "All we could do was cheer him along," said Martin later. With the ball on Washington's seven, Isaacson raced through the embarrassed Huskies. Air Force won 10-7.