Michigan rushed for 531 yards—and passed for 15—in clobbering Stanford 51-0. Harlan Huckleby led Wolverine rushers with 157 yards and a 9.8 average, and two other backs, Russell Davis and Rob Lytle, also gained more than 100 yards.
It was 100� on the artificial turf at Kansas' Memorial Stadium, and Kentucky had to watch more than three dozen fans, victims of the heat, carried on stretchers past its bench. The Wildcats wilted, losing to Kansas 37-16.
Early season woes continued for Miami of Ohio, which lost 23-6 to Ball State, its third straight defeat. No team in Miami history (intercollegiate football was first played there in 1888) has ever lost three in a row at the start of the season. The Ball State defeat was Miami's first at home in 15 games, dating to 1972, and the school's first in the last 17 in Mid-American Conference competition.
Marshall's John Filliez caught eight passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns as the Thundering Herd downed Illinois State 23-13. It was the 34th straight game in which Filliez had caught at least one pass, breaking the record for receptions in consecutive games held by Johnny Rodgers of Nebraska.
Iowa scored on its first seven possessions in slaughtering Syracuse 41-3. Michigan State won its first game for new Coach Darryl Rogers, 21-10, over Wyoming. Minnesota beat Washington State 28-14 and Wisconsin downed North Dakota 45-9. Bowling Green easily defeated Eastern Michigan 53-12. Ohio U. topped Kent State 14-12. Tulsa edged Memphis State 16-14.
1. MICHIGAN (2-0)
2. OHIO STATE (2-0)
3. OKLAHOMA (2-0)
North Texas State Coach Hayden Fry wants to get his Eagles into the Southwest Conference, and to display the school's credentials he jumped at scheduling a game with Texas when the Longhorns suggested the contest. It was understandable, then, that when Texas dropped its opener 14-13 to Boston College, Fry would term the upset the worst thing that had ever happened to North Texas. After last Saturday's 17-14 loss to the Longhorns it was more understandable why the Eagle coach would label Texas Fullback Earl Campbell North Texas' alltime worst disaster.
Campbell had pulled a hamstring last spring and reinjured it against B.C. He didn't decide to play against North Texas until he warmed up just before the game. In the first half he gained only 28 yards as the Eagles took a 7-3 lead. The second half was a different story. Campbell ran for 180 yards and set up the clinching TD with an 83-yard jaunt that ended at North Texas' four-yard line. The subsequent touchdown by Mike Cordaro, the Longhorns' sophomore walk-on quarterback, made the score 17-7.
North Texas narrowed the margin to 17-14 midway through the fourth quarter. Then Campbell went to work again. Texas ran out the clock by marching from its own 20 to the NTSU 11, with Campbell getting 44 of those yards on nine carries. No wonder Texas Coach Darrell Royal says: "I'm not superstitious. If you've got Campbell, you win. If you don't have Campbell, you lose."