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Herman Weiskopf
November 15, 1976
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November 15, 1976

The Week

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Elon, an NAIA Division I school, won its ninth straight game by toppling South Atlantic Conference opponent Newberry 19-13.

1. MARYLAND (9-0)
2. GEORGIA (8-1)
3. FLORIDA (6-2)


After beating Oklahoma State 14-10, Nebraska, which two weeks before had been in a five-way tie for the Big Eight lead, had first place all to itself. Cowboy Running Back Terry Miller carried the ball 30 times for 145 yards, once darting through a hole in the Huskers' stacked defense late in the third period for a 15-yard TD run and a 10-7 lead. Nebraska's Vince Ferragamo, who completed 17 of 25 passes for 235 yards, had hit Split End Chuck Malito with a 34-yard scoring pass for the Big Red's first touchdown. The two later collaborated on a 26-yard dazzler, Malito snagging the ball away from six defenders to set up Nebraska's other touchdown, a six-yard toss to Tight End Ken Spaeth early in the fourth period. Still, the Huskers might not have won had it not been for Linebacker Clete Pillen, who made 14 unassisted tackles and helped out on 16 others.

Colorado's turnovers in the first half and Missouri's stern defense in the second half led to a 16-7 Tiger victory. Pete Woods came off the bench late in the third period with the score 7-7 and quarterbacked Missouri 73 yards in 10 plays to the winning score.

Sophomore Thomas Lott scampered for three touchdowns and 195 yards—the most ever by an Oklahoma quarterback—and Halfback Horace Ivory scored on three short sprints in a 49-20 romp over Kansas State. That nullified the efforts of Wendell Henrikson, a walk-on who began the season as fifth-string signal caller. Henrikson hit on 18 of 36 passes for 283 yards for State. Iowa State rumbled past Kansas 31-17 in another Big Eight contest.

With Purdue having knocked off Michigan (page 22), Ohio State took over the Big Ten lead by beating Illinois 42-10. Buckeye Fullback Pete Johnson picked up only 56 yards but scored four touchdowns to give him 53 for his career. Only Glenn Davis, Steve Owens, Ed Marinaro and Anthony Davis, the record-holder with 59, have scored more.

Wisconsin trailed Iowa 14-0, then stormed back for a 38-21 win. Michigan State blanked Indiana 23-0. Minnesota trounced winless Northwestern 38-10.

In Mid-American games it was Ohio University 31-26 over Bowling Green, Miami of Ohio 31-0 over Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan 30-27 over Central Michigan. First-place Ball State whipped Indiana State 24-9 in a non-conference tussle.

1. OHIO STATE (7-1-1)
2. NEBRASKA (7-1-1)
3. MICHIGAN (8-1)

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