SOUTHWEST ROUNDUP : Auburn Strikes Quickly, Defeats Texas, 14-10
Auburn scored in the first minute on a 25-yard pass play to tight end Victor Hall, and cornerback Corey Barlow scored on a 29-yard interception return as the 13th-ranked Tigers defeated the Texas Longhorns, 14-10, Saturday night before a sellout crowd of 77,809 at Austin, Tex.
Texas (0-2) hoped to rebound in its home opener after a 13-6 loss to Mississippi State silenced high preseason expectations, but Auburn grabbed a 14-0 lead and held on to improve to 3-0.
Texas quarterback Peter Gardere, who threw the interception to Barlow with 3:07 left in the first quarter, was relieved by sophomore Jimmy Saxton in the second period. Saxton, son of former All-American running back James Saxton of Texas, guided the Longhorns 56 yards, scoring on a 17-yard run.
The crowd of 77,809 hardly had settled in its seats when Auburn struck in three plays, making it 7-0 only 49 seconds into the game.
Arkansas 9, Southwestern Louisiana 7--Todd Wright kicked three field goals, including a 35-yarder with 12:01 left in the fourth quarter, as the Razorbacks (2-1) came from behind to beat the Rajin’ Cajuns (0-4) at Fayetteville, Ark.
Arkansas quarterback Jason Allen, playing in his first game since the Oklahoma high school championship game of 1989, completed nine of 19 passes for 109 yards.
Rice 28, Tulane 19--Trevor Cobb rushed for a career-high 216 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Owls (2-0) over the Green Wave (0-4) at New Orleans.
It is Rice’s best start since 1972.
Rice held off a Tulane comeback when linebacker Joey Wheeler intercepted Billy Duncan’s pass for a possible tying two-point conversion with 1:54 left.