If KANSAS' Jack Mitchell seems a bit jittery these days, there is good reason for it. A week ago his Jayhawkers beat Oklahoma in the final second. Last Saturday, Kansas led Oklahoma State 14-7 with 47 seconds to play. Then State's Jerry Gill blocked a Kansas field-goal attempt, and Jack Jacobson ran 60 yards for a touchdown. Naturally, the Cowboys went for the winning points. Glenn Baxter passed to Tony Sellari who caught the ball just short of the goal line as defenders George Harvey and Gary Duff brought him down. Kansas won 14-13.
THE TOP THREE:
1. ARKANSAS (6-0)
2. TEXAS (5-1)
3. TEXAS TECH (4-2)
Texas Coach Darrell Royal had the look of a man whose oil well had just gone dry. It nearly had. Rice romped up and down the field, grinding out 16 first downs while out-rushing and outpassing the mighty Long-horns. On defense, Rice used what amounted to an 11-man line to hold Texas to five first downs, none in the second half. In fact, the only thing that saved Texas from its second straight upset was David Conway's 27- and 37-yard field goals and a 46.3-yard punting average by Ernie Koy, as Texas won 6-3.
Golf-ball-sized hailstones forced a delay of the TEXAS TECH-SMU game. When the hail let up, Tech's Donnie Anderson did some pounding of his own—86 yards' worth—as the Red Raiders won their third conference game, 12-0. Quarterback Terry South-all moved BAYLOR 80 yards to a score with less than four minutes to go for a shaky 20-16 win over Texas A&M.
Clemson went west feeling mighty mean, and for a half it was, building a 10-0 lead over TCU. Then Horned Frog Halfback Jim Fauver threw a 57-yard touchdown pass, raced 70 yards for another to pull it out 14-10. ARKANSAS ambled past Wichita 17-0 as Quarterback Fred Marshall passed for a touchdown, scored another himself.
THE TOP THREE:
1. OREGON (6-0)
2. OREGON STATE (5-1)
3. USC (4-2)