"They weren't trying to run up the score," Shofner said. "There was nothing we could do to hold it down. I should apologize to Darrell because we should be able to compete better than that." And Royal said, "I don't like to score 81 points, but I think it would have been more of a slam to punt on first downs." The regulars came out in the first half when the Longhorns rolled up 52 points, three on a school-record 56-yard field goal by Mike Dean.
Meanwhile, Texas A&M and Baylor maintained their holding pattern at the top of the standings. Bubba Bean gained 138 yards and scored twice as the Aggies whipped Rice 37-7. An interception and two fumbles led to three A&M scores within 4� minutes of the second quarter. Rice was pitiful on offense, completing only nine of 34 passes for 50 yards. "It wasn't their defense," said Owl Coach Al Conover. "That doesn't have anything to do with the way the ball goes through the air."
Baylor came from behind in the fourth quarter for the fifth time this year to defeat Texas Tech 17-10 and guarantee its first winning season since 1963. Pat McNeil's 20-yard run with 4:51 remaining provided the victory, while Steve Beaird rushed for 92 yards to set a single-season school record of 837. "You've got to give Baylor credit," Tech Coach Jim Carlen said. "They're a good team. I don't think we played badly at all."
Arkansas tied SMU 24-24 and Houston overcame five fumbles to edge Memphis State 13-10 on Marshall Johnson's fourth-quarter touchdown.
1. Texas A&M (8-2)
2. Houston (7-2)
3. Baylor (6-3)
Powerful running by Rudy Green and stifling defense by the nation's least-scored-upon team led unbeaten Yale to a 19-6 victory over Princeton. Coupled with Brown's 10-7 upset of Harvard, the win gave the Elis at least a share of the Ivy League title. Green scored twice and gained 138 yards as he and his senior teammates won for the 16th time in 17 home games. Linebacker John Smoot smote Tiger backs all afternoon. Brown's third straight victory was Harvard's first league loss, as a fourth-quarter touchdown run by Kevin Slattery provided the difference. In other Ivy games Dartmouth downed Cornell 21-9 and Pennsylvania beat Columbia 21-3.
Penn State overpowered Ohio 35-16 as Tom Donchez scored three touchdowns and Boston College blasted Syracuse 45-0, the Orange's worst loss in 26 years. Keith Barnette had 196 yards and three touchdowns. Steve Joachim's passing and play-calling riddled West Virginia in a 35-21 Temple victory. Rutgers edged Boston University 6-0, and John Provost's 26th career interception—second-best on the alltime list—helped Holy Cross down Villanova 10-6.
Williams secured its fourth straight Little Three title by defeating Amherst 17-14, and Vermont, lost 41-15 to American International in what may have been the last game of its 77-year football history.
1. Penn State (8-2)
2. Pittsburgh (7-3)
3. Temple (7-2)