J.J. Joe's one-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was good enough to lift No. 21 Baylor to a 9-5 Southwest Conference victory over No. 24 Arkansas Saturday at Fayetteville, Ark.
But the victory was tinged with sadness for Baylor Coach Grant Teaff.
"It's the end of 70 years of football and that saddens me greatly," Teaff said. "I have always enjoyed playing Arkansas both here and in Waco. I can truly say that Baylor football won't be the same without this rivalry."
Arkansas is leaving the Southwest Conference for the Southeastern Conference and Baylor was the final SWC opponent in Razorback Stadium. The Bears' victory knocked Arkansas out of first place in the SWC.
Baylor, which improved to 7-2 overall and 4-2 in the SWC, gained 265 yards, and Arkansas totaled 183 on an afternoon in which the temperature never topped freezing and snow fell the final 11 minutes. The Bears converted on third down only once in 12 attempts.
Arkansas (5-3, 4-1) had a chance to win when Kirk Collins returned a punt 26 yards to the Baylor 23 with three minutes left, but Wade Hill overthrew Ron Dickerson on third down and Michael McFarland intercepted the pass at the Baylor three.
No. 12 Texas A&M; 38, Rice 21--Bucky Richardson passed for 231 yards, rushed for 128 and scored two touchdowns to lead the Aggies to an SWC victory at Houston.
Texas A&M; (6-1, 4-0) won its fifth consecutive game and the Owls (3-5, 1-4) lost to the Aggies for the 11th year in a row.
Texas 23, Texas Tech 15--Butch Hadnot gained 166 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead the Longhorns (4-3, 3-1) to an SWC victory over the Red Raiders (3-5, 2-3) at Austin, Tex.
With 57 seconds left, Robert Hall guided Texas Tech 74 yards to the Texas 13, but the drive stalled when Byron Hooper dropped a pass in the end zone and Texas broke up three passes.
Texas Christian 18, Southern Methodist 10--TCU recovered two fumbles and intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter to preserve an SWC victory at Ft. Worth.
The victory assured TCU (6-2, 3-2) of its first winning season since 1984 and only the fourth for the Frogs in the last 30 years.
SMU (1-7, 0-6) lost its 23rd consecutive conference game since it returned from the NCAA death penalty in 1989.