Texas sophomore Tommy Stockton, scheduled to start for the first time, was so nervous the night before the TCU game that he had to take a sleeping pill. With the first two fullbacks out with injuries, Stockton bore a lot of responsibility for continuation of Texas' No. 1 ranking and he was scared to death. Came the game, Stockton carved out 89 of Texas' 150 yards rushing and scored a touchdown in a 17-0 win. "We knew Carlisle was a good runner, and Ford, and Harris," said chagrined TCU Coach Abe Martin. "But with Koy and Philipp out, we thought maybe their fullback wouldn't be. He was."
Also playing Texas, in reminiscence, was Baylor, which forgot to play KENTUCKY. Don Trull, the nation's leading passer, completed 17 of 30 for 248 yards and a touchdown, but allowed three interceptions. One, run back 42 yards by Kentucky Halfback Darrell Cox, sent Baylor on its way to a 19-7 defeat.
Once Arkansas bobbled a kick, and oncc SMU kicked only 13 yards. The Mustangs survived their mistake. Arkansas did not and got beaten 14-7. TEXAS A&M'S Hank Foldberg suffered one of coaching's great horrors when he had the Aggies kick off to take advantage of a strong wind. Rice's Gene Fleming raced the ball back 98 yards. Like SMU, A&M survived to upset Rice 13-6.