Perhaps the greatest beneficiary was
, still standing firm, if precariously, at the top of the league with a 5-0 record. Never giving a thought to Auburn, their next opponent, they wallowed in the mud with
and came away with a 21-10 victory. Halfback Charlie Britt passed for one touchdown and ran 100 yards with an intercepted pass for another.
took on lesser competition. Sophomore Quarterback Bobby Hunt, continuing to add needed spice to the Auburn attack, ran 42 and 51 yards to help the Tigers maul
31-0; Mississippi, warming up for Tennessee, enjoyed every moment of a 58-0 romp over
Held in check by a rough-tough Duke defense, Clemson's Atlantic Coast leaders reached into wily Coach Frank Howard's bag of tricks to slip past the Blue Devils 6-0. Howard resurrected one of his old single-wing plays, and it paid off when Quarterback Lowndes Shingler faded to the left and threw 30 yards to the right to End Ed Bost in the end zone.
, directed by General Mark V. Clark five years ago to "achieve respectability" in football, obeyed orders by knocking off previously unbeaten Presbyterian 8-0. Now, thoroughly respected in the Southern Conference, the Kaydets have their sights trained on a respectable bowl bid.
In other games, Russ Morris' 21-yard field goal and Tom Moore's 62-yard sprint beat
; little Fran Curci led Miami to victory over
32-20. The top three:
1. LSU (7-1)
2. MISSISSIPPI (7-1)
3. AUBURN (6-1) AND TENNESSEE (5-1-1)
The Southwest Conference, no place for the faint of heart, was living up to its reputation. Unbeaten and untied
, perhaps looking ahead to TCU, almost tripped over Baylor. The Bear line furnished Quarterback Ronnie Stanley with careful protection, and he showed his appreciation by passing Baylor into a 12-7 lead. However, with time running out, the Longhorns pounced on a fumble and let Halfback Jack Collins and Fullback Clair Branch lead them to a narrow 13-12 victory.
SMU, too, came on late to catch
14-11. And for a change, Don Meredith didn't have to do the job alone. He got some running help from Tirey Wilemon and did the rest with his passing. Winless Rice shocked
by going ahead 10-0. The Razorbacks had all they could do to get back into the ball game. Billy Kyser, a senior halfback, picked the right time to become a hero, grabbing two passes from Lance Alworth to set up the touchdowns that gave Arkansas a 14-10 triumph.
North Texas State
, the little school with big aspirations, continued to win. Halfback Abner Haynes scored twice as the Eagles beat
39-7 for their 10th straight.
21-6. The top three: