1. ARKANSAS (3-0)
2. SMU (2-1)
3. TEXAS (2-1)
TCU's Abe Martin was talking about talking. "We have been talking an awfully good game since last summer," said Martin. "Talk doesn't win football games." Right. All the winless Frogs could do against ARKANSAS was listen. Harry Jones, running with abandon and brains, did most of the talking with three touchdowns as the Hogs won 21-0. Told by his coaches to show "a little more recklessness," Hurryin' Harry ran five yards for one score, took 48- and 72-yard passes from Jon Brittenum for the others.
At Austin, Super Bill Bradley met his Kryptonite in the person of Indiana. The TEXAS star had completed five of seven passes for 108 yards and rushed three times for 22 yards on the way to a 35-0 win. But, on a 45-yard touchdown-pass play to Greg Lott, Bradley was hit hard and suffered a knee injury. It was a gloomy Longhorn locker room despite the victory; Bradley will be out for four weeks, possibly the season.
Texas A&M, spotting Texas Tech a first-quarter touchdown, rallied for a 35-14 upset when sophomore Quarterback Edd Hargett completed 13 of 19 passes for 204 yards. HOUSTON'S BO Burris also had an auspicious passing day against Oklahoma State. He threw five touchdown passes—a school record—to bury the Cowboys 35-9 before 43,743, the largest football crowd in the Astrodome's brief history.