"Ninety percent of the time our defensive coach up in the press box called the exact play they would use," said Illinois Coach Bob Blackman, but it did not do the Illini much good. North Carolina executed so well and Ike Oglesby ran so effectively that the Tar Heels won easily 27-0. Oglesby carried 39 times for 169 yards and one touchdown. He scored another on a 58-yard pass play.
Toledo extended its winning streak to 25, longest in the nation, with a last-minute field goal that beat stubborn Villanova 10-7. In a steady rain at Lawrence, Kansas routed Baylor 22-0, the Jayhawks' second straight shutout and Baylor's fifth straight opening-game loss. Afterward, a tipsy fan came out of the stands and approached KU's Don Fambrough. "Coach, I like your style," he said. "You don't allow the other team any points."
Oklahoma's defense constantly dumped SMU Quarterback Gary Hammond for losses, and the Sooners won 30-0. Sophomore John Carroll kicked field goals of 25, 33 and 45 yards. Tulsa's Mike Ridley ran the opening kickoff back 97 yards for a touchdown, but that was about the only thing the Golden Hurricane did right in a 19-10 loss to Kansas State.
Kentucky, which had opened with a victory in Clemson's reputedly dangerous " Death Valley," found Indiana's stadium far more deadly. The Hoosiers got a school record of four field goals from Swedish soccer-style kicker Chris Gartner (the longest was 47 yards, the shortest 32) and whipped the Wildcats 26-8. Kentucky has not beaten its northern neighbor in the last six tries.
1. PENN STATE (1-0)
2. SYRACUSE (0-0-1)
3. PITTSBURGH (1-0)
Army Coach Tom Cahill, not ready to concede to Stanford even after watching the film of the Indians' 19-0 romp over Missouri, was giving out optimistic quotes, and the Corps seemed to have forgotten last season's 1-9-1 record, the longest and grayest in West Point history. They should have been listening to Stanford Defensive Guard Pete Lazetich, who warned, "We're out to dominate opponents this year." Dominate they did, before 42,148 fans, the largest Michie Stadium crowd ever. In the last four minutes of the second quarter Don Bunce threw three touchdown passes, two to Miles Moore, and it was all over. Stanford went on to win 38-3. Bunce, a cool sharpshooter, completed 17 of 25 passes for 269 yards. Stanford's defensive front four, that averages 240 pounds, had little trouble halting Army's ragged attack. Lazetich, in particular, made Army Quarterback Dick Atha his own personal plaything, harassing him all afternoon. Cahill's post-game summary was not original, but it stated the case honestly: "Too damn many Indians."
Navy Coach Rick Forzano was hoping for rain to slow down the Penn State backs, but it did not even sprinkle in Annapolis, and the Nittany Lions provided a deluge of points, winning 56-3. Halfback Lydell Mitchell picked up 103 yards in 16 carries, caught one pass and scored five touchdowns. Penn State Coach Joe Paterno had said he was looking "for a close game," but he must have been looking in the wrong direction. His team scored seven of the first eight times it had the ball. Navy's Forzano did not desert the ship. "We are going to win some ball games this year," he said.
Wisconsin made its first journey into New York State in 31 years and held favored Syracuse to a 20-20 tie. The Orangemen drove 87 yards in the last 2� minutes and tied the game on a 12-yard TD pass from Quarterback Bob Woodruff to Wingback Brian Hambleton. Then Badger Linebacker Ed Albright broke through to block the extra-point try. Wisconsin's Rufus Ferguson gained 127 yards in the first half and scored two of the Badgers' touchdowns.
The Syracuse coaching staff was unhappy with the play of the offensive line and the defensive secondary, but Coach Ben Schwartzwalder, who remembers too well the horrible racial problems that ruined the team's start last year, wasn't about to let a little thing like a tie get him down too much. "We made a pile of mistakes," he said, "and if we start correcting our errors we should be a better team next week." Meaning, versus Northwestern in Evanston.