Sophomore Quarterback Tony Dungy fired Minnesota with four TD passes and 273 yards of total offense. Miami of Ohio had won 13 straight entering the Purdue game, but the Redskins narrowly avoided defeat on Steve Sanna's 35-yard scoring pass to Ricky Taylor in the last three minutes.
An aerial bombardment also brought down Indiana, which twice held one-touchdown leads. Bruce Hill won it for Arizona by completing 10 of 14 passes for 169 yards and three touchdowns. He added 63 more yards and another score on 12 carries.
Baylor has proved to be a tough challenge in its two forays into the Big Eight. Two weeks ago it gave Oklahoma a struggle before falling 28-11. Last week the Bears entered the fourth quarter of their game with Missouri in a 21-21 standoff. Then the Tigers took the situation in hand by marching 70 yards to the winning touchdown, which came on Joe Stewart's plunge from the one.
A freak play had enabled Baylor to keep the score close. On second and goal at the one in the third quarter, Missouri Fullback Ray Bybee fumbled and Defensive Back Charles McClanahan picked the ball out of the air and fled 96 yards for a touchdown.
"I was proud we were able to come back from the tie," Missouri's Al Onofrio said afterward. "That's what you look for in a football team. We were going for a cinch touchdown and they wound up scoring instead of us." Baylor managed only two first downs in the second half as Linebacker Scott Pickens and Tackle Mark Johnson each made 14 tackles. Steve Beaird of Baylor still was able to lead all ball carriers with 134 yards.
Kansas State also won outside the conference, 17-0 over Wichita State. In the Mid-American Conference, Bowling Green stepped out to beat Dayton 41-21 but Toledo fell to Villanova 7-0. Dave Preston tied a league record for Bowling Green by scoring five touchdowns on runs of three, one, two, 15 and nine yards—all in the second half.
1. Ohio State (2-0)
2. Notre Dame (2-0)
3. Michigan (2-0)