Logan, a junior tailback, returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown and scored twice more on runs of 75 and three yards. He also had a 71-yard jaunt called back because of a penalty. Gerald, a sophomore who has taken over for the graduated Cornelius Greene at quarterback, played only a half but tallied twice on keepers of 17 and 12 yards. Fullback Pete Johnson, who led the nation in scoring last year, rambled 58 yards for his 41st career touchdown. Ohio State led 28-0 before Hayes showed any mercy and substituted. Said new MSU Coach Darryl Rogers, "Our players may have been a little awed."
Except for all the intrigue, the script was much the same up in Ann Arbor, where Michigan whipped Wisconsin 40-27. The Wolverines have Harlan Huckleby in Gordon Bell's old tailback spot, and the sophomore from Detroit showed his stuff before the game was two minutes old, zipping around right end for 56 yards and the first of his three touchdowns. Quarterback Rick Leach tossed two TD passes in a game made interesting only by the fact that two second-half touchdowns gave the Badgers the honor of scoring the most points against Michigan since 1969.
Minnesota Quarterback Tony Dungy threw for two touchdowns and ran in two more as the Gophers downed Indiana 32-13. Purdue topped Northwestern 31-19 with Tailback Scott Dierking gaining 151 yards on the ground, and Illinois beat Iowa 24-6.
It was quiet in the Big Eight with most of the conference powers playing away from home. The stay-at-homes—Kansas, Iowa State, Oklahoma State and Kansas State—all won. Quarterback Nolan Cromwell scored two touchdowns and Halfback Laverne Smith closed in on a Kansas career rushing record with a 142-yard day as the Jayhawks knocked off Washington State 35-16. Iowa State crushed Drake 58-14. Oklahoma State caught fire after trailing Tulsa 6-3 at halftime, and won 33-21 as Running Back Robert Turner scored twice. Kansas State was practically handed a touchdown when Brigham Young's punter mishandled a snap and was tackled on BYU's two-yard line. When added to a pair of Bill Sinovic field goals from 58 and 48 yards, it produced a 13-3 Wildcat victory.
It takes gutsy coaching to pull off a major upset and Marshall got some from its head man, Frank Ellwood. Leading Miami of Ohio 14-9, Ellwood spurned a field goal with fourth and goal at the Redskin two and went for the TD. Tailback Mike Bailey skirted the heavy traffic in the middle of the line and went in to score for the Thundering Herd's first victory over Miami in 37 years, 21-16.
1. MICHIGAN (1-0)
2. OHIO STATE (1-0)
3. OKLAHOMA (1-0)