The unbeaten Porkers of Arkansas, out to show their stuff to the home folks in Fayetteville, took it in the chops from Texas 17-0. From that moment in the first period when Texas' Fred Bednarski swatted a side-footed field goal from the 23, Arky was fighting uphill. It clutched, fumbled and never got rolling, looked hardly the club that beat TCU and Baylor. On the other hand, Texas showed its regular weekly improvement, gained considerable prestige in the Southwest Conference.
Outplayed by a two-touchdown underdog, Texas A&M nevertheless kept the form sheets in order by socking jittery Texas Christian 7-0. TCU had a whale of a day on the charts, leading the Aggies in total offense, first downs, number of plays from scrimmage and fumbles. The fumbles did it.
THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS
The pass-happy Skyline Conference, supposedly dominated by Utah and Wyoming (see page 37), fell into a seven-team snarl as the cofavorites suffered the upset treatment. Lee Grosscup's superb passing (12 of 16 for 136 yards) was utterly wasted as Utah dropped one to thrice-beaten Denver 12-7. Off in Laramie, Wyoming Quarterback Larry Zowada had his troubles with a wet ball, tossed for 19 yards in a scoreless tie with Brigham Young.
THE FAR WEST
Some 19,000 homecoming fans who had jammed Washington state's tiny Rogers Field to cheer on the Cougars to the Rose Bowl, sank back in grief as a last-minute extra point attempt struck the upright and fell back into the end zone. The Cougars lost to Oregon 14-13. Oregon, unbeaten in three conference games, now takes over first spot in the Coast's crazy bowl derby.