At Little Rock, Arkansas found itself in a game it never wanted to play, not because it feared losing but because the Razorbacks were afraid they would win too big. Their opponent was Wichita State, the team of the tragic plane crash of Oct. 2, and the final score was 62-0, although Razorback Coach Frank Broyles made generous use of his entire squad. Wichita had voted to continue football despite the death of 13 players and Head Coach Ben Wilson. There were reports that Arkansas had offered to pay Wichita its $30,000 guarantee not to play the game. "We told them we'd do whatever they wished," said Broyles. "I was personally very sympathetic to them. I knew they needed to play a game if they were to keep their players and continue in college football. I've never been in a spot like this and I had to play it by ear. I just told the boys to play as they're coached."
The Arkansas' starting unit stayed in the game for only 18 plays and a 17-0 lead, and then the second and third teams came on. But Wichita was far from discouraged. "These are a great bunch of men and they are going to be a football team," said the new coach, Bob Seaman.
At El Paso, Arizona State reacted to the postgame tongue-lashing they had received from Head Coach Frank Kush following a lackluster win over Brigham Young by walloping Texas El Paso 42-13.