COLLEGE FOOTBALL : Southwest Roundup : Arkansas Gets Past Ole Miss, 21-13
Kendall Trainor, who missed a field goal and extra-point try in the first half, kicked three second-half field goals Saturday night to provide the margin of victory in Arkansas’ 21-13 victory over Mississippi at Little Rock.
Trainor, only 1 of 3 on field goal tries this season after suffering a pulled muscle in his kicking leg, missed an extra point and a 21-yard field-goal try in the first half but was good from 31, 38 and 43 yards in the second half.
Arkansas (3-0) got touchdowns on a 13-yard run by quarterback Quinn Grovey and a 1-yard run by James Rouse, who had 94 yards in 24 carries.
Backup quarterback John Darnell threw touchdown passes of 21 yards to Willie Green and 41 yards to fullback Joe Mickles for Ole Miss (1-2).
The Razorbacks held off the Rebels with pass interceptions by Steve Atwater at midfield with 4:58 left, and by Anthony Cooney at the Arkansas 32 with 18 seconds remaining.
Trailing, 12-7, at halftime, Ole Miss took the lead at, 13-12, when Darnell shook off Arkansas defender Wayne Martin and threw a 41-yard pass to Mickles.
Trainor put the Razorbacks back on top, 15-13, on a 31-yard field goal with 6:56 left in the third period. He added a 38-yarder with 8 seconds left in the quarter and a 43-yarder early in the final quarter.
Texas 47, New Mexico 0--Eric Metcalf scored three touchdowns and accounted for 285 yards as the Longhorns overwhelmed the Lobos at Austin, Tex.
Metcalf, returning from a one-game NCAA suspension, caught a 7-yard scoring pass and also ran 3 and 21 yards for touchdowns.
Metcalf ran 21 times for 133 yards, caught 5 passes for 86 and returned 3 punts for 66 yards. Metcalf was suspended for Texas’ opener for waiting too long, in the NCAA’s view, to repay unused summer tuition and expense money.
Texas also got scoring runs of 2, 5 and 10 yards from Chris Samuels, the third coming on the final play of the game, and a 36-yard field goal by Wayne Clements.
New Mexico’s Andre Wooten fumbled on the Lobos’ third play of the game to set up Clements’ field goal. Texas came back on a 12-play, 51-yard drive in the first quarter culminating in Samuels’ 2-yard run.
The Longhorns went up 12-0 in the second quarter when Scott Pettinger snapped the ball over punter Rick Walsh’s head and out of the end zone. Redshirt freshman quarterback Mark Murdoch, taking over for starter Shannon Kelley, hit Metcalf on a 7-yard touchdown pass late in the second quarter to put Texas up 20-7.
Texas (1-1) sacked quarterback Jeremy Leach nine times as New Mexico fell to 1-2.
TCU 49, Bowling Green 12--Scott Ankrom scored one touchdown at tailback and directed four scoring drives at quarterback as the Horned Frogs trounced the Falcons at Fort Worth, Tex.
Ankrom replaced starting quarterback David Rascoe with 7:43 remaining in the first quarter after Bowling Green (0-3) took a 3-0 lead and the Horned Frogs’ offense stalled. In the first half, he guided TCU (1-1) to 203 yards and 3 touchdowns for a 21-5 lead.