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Texas A&M seems doomed to be denied a place in the Cotton Bowl in its first year of eligibility since its recent rise under Coach Bear Bryant. The Aggies and Rice have each been beaten once in Southwest Conference play, but Rice, having slipped past Texas A&M, can grab the Dallas bid with a victory Saturday over Baylor. In this event, whoever wins Thanksgiving Day's Texas- Texas A&M game might take a consolation trip to the Sugar Bowl.
Meanwhile, Rice kept to its knitting, hammered through TCU 20-0. Owl Quarterback King Hill, playing with his broken nose housed in a plastic mask, once again turned in the best game in the area.
Houston, with another Missouri Valley championship in its hip pocket, won its first game in four tries at Tulsa's Skelly Stadium, scoring in the fourth period to spoil the Golden Hurricane's homecoming 13-7.
THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS
With such colorful rivalries as the Denver-Wyoming and Utah-Utah State games scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, the pass country of the Rockies was reasonably quiet.
THE FAR WEST
On the coast, everyone was killing off everyone else, and when it was all over no one was left but Oregon and Oregon State. And Oregon, sporting a shaky 7-3 record, must represent the PCC in the Rose Bowl. Those two met at Eugene, and a costly fumbling prevented the Webfoots from taking undisputed claim to the PCC title. Oregon finally lost to last year's champion, Oregon state, 10-7, on a third-period field goal.