Johnny Lam is Johnny Jones, a gold-medal winner in the 400-meter relay at Montreal, who gave Royal and Texas an Olympian performance against Rice. Only one of 11 runners unleashed by Royal as the Texas ground game chewed up 353 yards, Jones sped for 182—including runs of 45 and 13 for touchdowns—in just 15 carries as the Longhorns rolled to a 42-15 victory.
"We just didn't have the speed to match them," said Rice Coach Homer Rice. The Owls did have Tommy Kramer, who completed 34 of 57 passes for 397 yards, two touchdowns and three school records, and James Sykes, who caught 12 passes, another school record, for 125 yards.
After two straight Saturdays of offensive futility, Arkansas got well against Texas Christian's croaking Horned Frogs, and Frank Broyles was saying things like, "We look more like a complete team now." After 22 minutes the score was 32-0 but with Broyles holding his lads in check it was no worse than 46-14 at the end. Both of TCU's touchdowns came in the last six minutes after Arkansas had dipped deep into its reserves.
Plagued by fumbles, heavily favored Oklahoma State never really got going and needed a last-minute goal line stand to salvage a 16-10 victory over North Texas State. Tulsa crushed New Mexico State, winning 32-7 and Memphis State put away hapless SMU 27-13.
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Terry Donahue, the 32-year-old rookie coach of unbeaten UCLA, called it a very maturing experience. No, not playing Ohio State to a nationally televised and locally booed 10-10 tie. Donahue was talking about shaking hands with Ohio State's Woody Hayes after the game.
"I just wanted to shake hands with the man who has been my idol," Donahue said after following his idol's strategy in playing not to lose. "What did he say? I honestly don't know, something like 'Good game.' " Well, up to the last 35 seconds it was good enough. At that point Ohio State had a fourth down and four yards to go at the UCLA 47. Hayes had three options: 1) go for it; 2) give a 65-yard shot to his field-goal kicker. Super Toe Tom Skladany, who booted one 59 yards long against Illinois last year; or 3) punt. Woody elected to punt. The hometown crowd of 87,969, the third-largest in Ohio Stadium history, elected to voice its collective displeasure.
"I don't like ties, but I was not going to throw the game away for our kids who had played so well," Hayes said. "I heard the boos. I got a little bitter...disgusted.... I hope they were booing me and not the players."
Now it was UCLA's turn for one last crack at victory. The ball was at the 12 with 24 seconds to play. Donahue ordered his quarterback to fall down at the line of scrimmage and preserve the tie. Again the boos rained down. "I was surprised that they didn't come out passing," Hayes said. "I thought they'd go for a big one; most young coaches would have."