Tulsa's Jerry Rhome and Howard Twilley were at their record-breaking best again. Although plucky Toledo refused to roll over and play dead, Rhome completed 21 of 35 passes for 305 yards and three touchdowns. Twilley caught 11 for 119 yards as the Hurricanes took their seventh game, 39-16. The new records: for Rhome, most rushing and passing plays in a season (415) and in a career (971); for Twilley, most pass-catching yards in a season (1,039).
THE TOP THREE:
1. ARKANSAS (10-0)
2. TEXAS (8-1)
3. TEXAS TECH (6-3-1)
For a while it looked as if Texas Tech was going to spoil ARKANSAS' perfect record. Tech had the Porkers caught up in a scoreless game at half time in Lubbock. Then Coach Frank Broyles decided to force Tech to spread its tough defense. He set his ends out wide and told Quarterback Fred Marshall to throw some sideline passes. It worked beautifully. When Tech spread, Tailback Bobby Burnett slipped through the tackles and around the bare Raider flanks to put Arkansas ahead. End Jerry Lamb made a leaping end-zone catch of Marshall's 28-yard pass, and the Porkers had their 11th straight, 17-0.
TCU passers proved they are impartial. They threw six completions and six interceptions as RICE won 31-0. BAYLOR'S Terry Southall tossed a couple away, too, but he saved the big one. It was a six-yard pass to Larry Elkins, and it beat SMU 16-13.