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Joe Marshall
October 14, 1974
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October 14, 1974

The Week

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1. Ohio State (4-0)
2. Oklahoma (3-0)
3. Michigan (4-0)


Who won this game? Iowa equaled USC's passing yardage of 114, made 21 first downs to the Trojans' 15 and out-rushed USC 284 yards to 142. Iowa ran 91 offensive plays to USC's 44. And what about the score? The Trojans won 41-3, that's what.

USC did not march for its scores, it exploded. Anthony Davis got the first touchdown with an 80-yard return of a kickoff. Rover Back Charlie Phillips got two others by grabbing fumbles in midair and racing 83 and 98 yards with them.

Fumbles—six of them—also played a big role in Wyoming's 16-10 loss to Arizona State. "Six fumbles, well it just makes you sick," said Coach Fritz Shurmur. "If it was only one guy fumbling, we could correct it much easier. But we had several who just left the ball on the ground."

Michigan had not yielded a point in the first quarter over the last two seasons and the Wolverines did not figure to have much trouble with Stanford, but at the end of the first period the Cardinals led 6-0, courtesy of 52- and 42-yard field goals by Mike Langford. At the half Stanford still led, 9-6. "We played terrible in the first half," said Michigan Coach Bo Schembechler. "We played our best football of the season in the first half," countered Stanford Coach Jack Christiansen. Michigan proved too strong thereafter, although Cardinal Quarterback Jerry Waldvogel, who completed 21 of 40 passes for 229 yards, mounted a 75-yard fourth-quarter scoring drive that narrowed the margin to 20-16. Michigan ground out its own 75-yard drive at the end of the to win 27-16.

Washington State borrowed the University of Washington's Husky Stadium for its game with Ohio State and got shellacked 42-7. Archie Griffin scored on a 75-yard run and gained 196 yards overall for the Buckeyes. Washington Coach Jim Owens denounced WSU's use of his team's field, presumably on the ground that it would help State's recruiting program at Washington's expense. WSU Coach Jim Sweeney disagreed. "Nothing we did here today should hurt Washington's recruiting," he said.

Billy Waddy rushed for 171 yards, scoring on runs of 67 and 11 yards, to lead Colorado over Air Force 28-27. UCLA had to struggle to get by winless Utah 27-14 but undefeated Arizona breezed by UTEP, 42-13.

1. Arizona (4-0)
2. USC (2-1)
3. Arizona State (3-1)


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