"I still carry around the humiliation," said Arkansas' All-America Defensive End Billy Ray Smith before last week's game with Texas Christian. Smith, who at 6'3½", 228 pounds, would seem very hard to humble, has been smarting since the Razorbacks' 28-24 loss to the Horned Frogs last October in Fort Worth. On TCU Payback Night Smith forced and recovered a fumble that set up the first Hog touchdown and subsequently put the clamps on Frog Quarterback Eddie Clark as he threw a pass into Arkansas Defensive Tackle Earl Buckingham's hands. Buckingham waltzed eight yards for a touchdown in a 35-0 Arkansas victory.
For the third time in four games Southern Methodist scored on its second play from scrimmage. Quarterback Jeff Courtwright, starting for the injured Lance McIlhenny, connected with Tailback Craig James on a 96-yard touchdown pass play to open a 38-10 romp past North Texas State.
New Mexico, 4-0 for the first time since World War II, beat Air Force 49-37 with 502 yards of total offense; Baylor built a 21-0 lead and had the ball at the Houston five-yard line while up 21-7 in the third quarter, but gained nothing more than a 21-21 tie; Texas used four quarterbacks in a 34-7 rout of Rice; Quarterback Jim Hart capped three third-quarter drives with TD passes as Texas Tech upset Texas A&M 24-15; Brigham Young rolled over Texas-El Paso 51-3; New Mexico State won its first game, 26-17 over Illinois State; and Wichita State came from behind to beat West Texas State 24-21.
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