Arkansas overcame an early Tulsa lead, then shook off a 75-yard scoring pass play to post a 31-15 victory. Hog Running Backs Jerry Eckwood and Ike Forte again topped the 100-yard mark, Eckwood rushing for 146 and Forte 131. Rolland Fuchs scored two touchdowns.
1. Texas (3-0)
2. Texas A&M (3-0)
3. SMU (2-1)
There were a number of surprises for Ivy League teams as they began the new season with four wins in eight nonconference games. Princeton's 10-7 victory over Rutgers was unexpected, as was Penn's 34-23 loss to Lehigh, its first in a 35-game series. More predictably, Brown bombed Rhode Island 41-20, Yale blasted Connecticut 35-14 and Harvard topped Holy Cross 18-7. Other league losers were Dartmouth, 7-3 to Massachusetts, Columbia, 10-7 to Lafayette, and Cornell, 24-22 to Colgate.
Villanova brought Army back down to earth with a 10-0 victory. The Cadets, who had scored 98 points in two opening victories, gained only 198 offensive yards and failed to score from six inches away. The Wildcats tallied their points in the second half after twice intercepting Leamon Hall.
West Virginia continued to show unexpected muscle by blasting Boston College 35-18. Fullback Ron Lee plunged for three touchdowns and Quarterback Dan Kendra ran and passed for 211 yards. The Eagles, who trailed 21-0 before scoring, began the game without injured Tailback Glen Capriola and finished it without injured Fullback Keith Barnette.
Carson Long kicked a school-record four field goals, all in the first half, and Tony Dorsett rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns as Pittsburgh ripped William & Mary 47-0. The winning margin was the Panthers' biggest in 38 years.
Marshall ended a 12-game losing streak by crushing Illinois State 36-3.
1. Penn State (3-1)
2. West Virginia (3-0)
3. Pittsburgh (2-1)