It happened in Tempe, Ariz. a few days before Arizona State was to play Ohio State in Columbus. Walking across the Arizona State campus, Sun Devil Quarterback Mike Pagel noticed a coed wearing an Ohio State T shirt. He stopped her and asked her prediction for the game.
" Ohio State by seven," she replied.
"Know who I am?" asked Pagel.
"The Arizona State quarterback."
"Know who I am?" the coed shot back.
"I'm the daughter of the Ohio State coach."
That gentle put-down wasn't the only gesture that Lynn Bruce, an Arizona State sophomore, made on behalf of Earle Bruce's Buckeyes last week. To surprise her father, who wasn't expecting her, Lynn flew to Columbus for the game. And didn't she have mixed emotions about the clash between dad's school and her own? "She'd better not," said Jean Bruce, the mother of Lynn and three other Bruce girls. "Her father pays her tuition at Arizona State and this is his job." With that the Bruce family, Lynn included, went off to Ohio Stadium to watch the Buckeyes win, not by seven, but by 17.