UCLA, paced by tailback Gaston Green's 108 yards, rolled up 569 yards to Oregon State's 133 in a 41-0 blowout. The Bruins now stand one win away from a Jan. 1 date in the Rose Bowl. After kicking two field goals, UCLA's John Lee stands one away from the career record of 78 set by Arizona State's Luis Zendejas. But Lee, who had been perfect in field goals (17) and PATs (27) this year, missed three-pointers from 39, 51 and 46 yards. "The first miss was something so unexpected," said Lee, who's still the most accurate field-goal kicker (85.6%, minimum 60 tries) in NCAA history. "As soon as I kicked it, I said, 'What's going on?' "
The men of Baylor routed Rice 34-10 and then stayed up to watch Texas A & M and Arkansas on TV. The Aggies won 10-6, boosting Baylor into first in the SWC and shutting the Hogs out of the Cotton Bowl. "The whole thing caved in," said Arkansas quarterback Greg Thomas, who completed just one of seven passes and had two picked off. "I take all the blame." Equally responsible was the Aggies' D, which held the nation's eighth-ranked rushing attack to 141 yards. Said A & M defensive end Rod Saddler, "We just thought we would fly around and chase the football and good things would happen to us. And good things did happen." The Aggies, Texas and Baylor have one conference defeat apiece.
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