Duffy Daugherty felt the officials were picking on him. The officials, however, claimed Michigan State was picking on Notre Dame—that is, the secondary receivers were blocking for the intended receiver before he even caught the ball, football's equivalent of the "moving pick" in basketball. "I've seen it called once every 10 years," fumed Daugherty after the Spartans lost 14-2. He didn't see roughing the kicker called often enough to suit him, though. Daugherty called this omission to the officials' attention twice, both times from a few yards onto the playing field.
Illinois has scored at last for new Coach Bob Blackman. Scored, that is, not won. Indeed, the underdog Illini twice seemed to have a lead against Washington and Sonny Sixkiller. They scored the first time they had the ball, but the touchdown was called back. Then, trailing only 17-14 in the third period, Illinois recovered a punt in the Washington end zone for a 20-17 lead—or so the official nearest the ball said. But he was overruled and Sixkiller proceeded to set matters straight 52-14. He passed for 180 yards as Washington scored five touchdowns in 22 minutes. Ball-controlling Northwestern allowed Wisconsin only three points in the first 60 minutes of a 24-11 victory. The other eight came after the gun.
Syracuse, which had big preseason plans to beat three Big Ten teams, finally salvaged one win by handing Indiana's hapless Hoosiers their third shutout in four games, 7-0. Marty (Jan the Man) Januszkiewicz, who had gained 769 yards last season, gained only 30 to bring his season total to 104. "Maybe we ought to just call him Jan," a Syracuse spokesman said. But Januszkiewicz did score the game's only TD on a one-yard dive after Tommy Myers' 58-yard punt return.
Poor Utah State got its 3-0 record into trouble by taking on Nebraska. To the intense approval of 67,421 fans in Lincoln, the Cornhuskers varied their boring pattern of defeating their three previous opponents five touchdowns to one. The Huskers beat the Aggies six touchdowns to one, 42-6. Quarterback Jerry Tagge was responsible for four of them. He sneaked across twice and threw TD passes to Fullback Bill Olds and Slotback Johnny Rodgers.
Ohio State has Woody Hayes glowing again, as his sophomores whipped California 35-3. The latest OSU youngster to come of age is Quarterback Greg Hare, who took over for injured Don Lamka. On one drive Hare pitched 24 yards to sophomore Tight End Rick Middleton, handed off for three smashes by sophomore Fullback Randy Keith, then picked up the remaining 40 yards on a keeper after a good block by Keith.