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Notre Dame posted its third shutout of the season in routing Oregon 41-0 as Al Hunter rushed for three touchdowns. The Irish have now yielded just two field goals since their season-opening loss to Pittsburgh.
An ill wind for Baylor helped Texas A&M's Tony Franklin twice break the NCAA field-goal record of 63 yards at College Station, Texas. With a 16-mph breeze at his back, the 5'10", 170-pound barefoot soccer-stylist kicked field goals of 64 and 65 yards as A&M handed Baylor its first defeat, 24-0.
Franklin, who now has kicked 21 field goals in two seasons, connected on his 65-yarder in the third quarter when the ball cleared the crossbar with five yards to spare.
In point of fact, Franklin's heroic feat of foot did not qualify as a collegiate record, even for the afternoon. That honor already had accrued to Abilene Christian's Ove Johansson, a cousin of the former world heavyweight boxing champion, in Dallas.
That's where Johansson, who also is a soccer-style kicker, booted a 69-yard field goal to help blank, if not stun, East Texas State 17-0. Johansson's kick, which also got a boost from a 16-mph wind, shattered the old NAIA record of 62 yards by Hillsdale's Chester Marcol, now with the Green Bay Packers.
Baylor saw its four-game win streak snapped as A&M, boasting the nation's No. 1 defense, intercepted three passes and recovered a fumble to set up the first three scores. Limited to 194 yards total offense, Baylor never got closer to the Aggie end zone than the 14-yard line.
Aggie Quarterback David Walker completed six of 13 passes for 79 yards and a 15-yard scoring toss to Tight End Gary Haack while freshman Curtis Dickey, who picked up 85 yards on 17 carries, scored the last touchdown on a 35-yard run. In addition to his lengthier stuff. Franklin opened the scoring by kicking a 24-yard field goal.