Stump, a senior who had been dropped to third string, threw his first touchdown pass of the season Saturday to help defending Southwest Conference champion Texas A&M; beat the Razorbacks, 14-0, at College Station, Tex.
"I got down, but I kept thinking I'd get a chance to play," Stump said. "I was ready."
Stump didn't play until midway into the third quarter and immediately led the Aggies to their second touchdown.
Texas A&M; drove 78 yards in 10 plays, with Stump completing two key third-down passes. On third down from the Arkansas three-yard line, Stump passed to walk-on wide receiver Gary Oliver for the score.
"Craig did a tremendous job," Texas A&M; Coach Jackie Sherrill said. "That was a great drive he led us on and a very, very big touchdown pass. We had to have it."
Sherrill carried Stump off the field on his shoulders and said: "I had never carried a player off the field, but he deserved it."
The 19th-ranked Aggies are 7-2 overall and 4-1 in SWC play. Texas is the only other SWC team with just one loss. The 20th-ranked Razorbacks dropped to 5-2 and 7-3.
Arkansas Coach Ken Hatfield played four quarterbacks, and they were sacked 10 times.
The shutout was the first for Texas A&M; against Arkansas since 1956.
Rod Harris returned a punt 66 yards for A&M;'s first score 2:49 into the game, which got the Kyle Field crowd of 73,511 stirring.
Arkansas gained only 125 yards in total offense in 60 plays. James Rouse was held to 38 yards in 11 carries as the Razorbacks could muster only 62 rushing yards in 54 tries. A&M; went into the game ranked sixth in the nation in total defense.
Texas 24, Texas Christian 21--The Longhorns, after beating the Horned Frogs at Austin, Tex., have to win their two remaining Southwest Conference games to go to the Cotton Bowl.
Texas plays Baylor at Austin next Saturday and Texas A&M; at College Station on Thanksgiving night.
In Texas' win over TCU, tailback Eric Metcalf rushed for 206 yards and 2 touchdowns. Metcalf, a 178-pound junior, ran 3 yards for a first-quarter score and raced 57 yards in the third quarter for Texas' final touchdown and a 24-7 lead.
The victory raised Texas' record to 5-4 overall and 4-1 in SWC play. TCU, which lost to Texas for the 20th consecutive season, is 5-5 and 3-3. The Horned Frogs last defeated Texas, 24-17, at Austin in 1967.
TCU quarterback David Rascoe narrowed Texas' margin with his second touchdown pass, a 12-yarder to tight end Ricky Stone with 13:29 left to play. He also ran five yards for TCU's final touchdown with 2:59 remaining.
Baylor 34, Rice 31--Brad Goebel capped a 27-point first half with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Darnell Chase, and the Bears survived the Owls' second-half comeback bid at Waco, Tex.
The Bears (6-4, 3-3) snapped a three-game losing streak. Mike Welch intercepted three passes for Baylor, which also blocked two field goal tries by Rice (2-8, 0-6).