Texas couldn't score a touchdown against fourth-ranked Arkansas yesterday in Fayetteville, Ark., but Jeff Ward kicked a school-record five field goals to beat the Razorbacks, 15-13.
Arkansas' kicker, Greg Horne, missed from 48, 40 and 33 yards.
Texas led, 9-7, and had fourth and eight at Arkansas' 38 in the third quarter when Coach Fred Akers asked Ward, who had never kicked farther than 52 yards in a game, if he could make it.
"Yes, I was hitting them from that far before the game," Ward said.
"Do it," Akers said.
Ward, a walk-on, did, from 55 yards. He also succeeded from 34, 33, 49 and 34 yards.
Arkansas is 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the Southwest Conference. Texas is 4-1 and 2-0.
Baylor 20, Texas A&M 15: Ralph Stockemer's one-yard plunge with 5:38 to play won the game in Waco, Tex.
Kip Corrington's 40-yard interception return for a touchdown and Eric Franklin's 41-yard field goal had given A&M a 15-14 lead early in the fourth period. Baylor is 6-1 overall and leads the SWC at 6-1. The Aggies are 4-2 and 2-1.
Rice 29, Texas Tech 27: In Lubbock, Tex., James Hamrick's three field goals included a school-record 57-yard game-winner with 18 seconds to play.
The Owls (3-3 overall and 2-1 in the SWC) scored twice in the last three minutes to pull out their second straight SWC victory after 26 straight losses in the league. Tech is 3-4 and 0-4.
SMU 37, Houston 13: In Houston, Southern Methodist scored 20 points in the first half, then held on. Reggie Dupard rushed 184 yards on 31 carries and scored two touchdowns.
The Mustangs are 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the SWC. Houston is 1-5 and 0-3, and has lost five straight homecomings.
TCU 14, North Texas State 10: David Rascoe's 62-yard pass to Jarrod Delaney highlighted Texas Christian's victory at home in Fort Worth. TCU (3-3) had lost three straight since its slush fund scandal.
Division I-AA North Texas (2-5) had a 10-0 lead late in the third quarter.