"He's someone who spreads fear in me," said Notre Dame Coach Gerry Faust of Purdue's Scott Campbell, the Boilermakers' spoilermaker quarterback, after the Irish had rallied for two second-half scores to win 28-14. Faust was alluding to last season, when Campbell threw for a late TD and two-point conversion to upset the Irish 15-14, and to last Saturday's first half. Fullback Larry Moriarty rushed for two TDs to give Notre Dame a 14-0 lead, but Campbell threw two scoring passes—part of a 15-for-18 first-half effort—to pull Purdue into a tie. "I thought we definitely had the momentum heading into the locker room," said Boilermaker Coach Leon Burtnett. But Irish Tailback Phil Carter, pressed into extra duty because his alternate, Greg Bell, had fractured his right fibula in the first half, gained 115 yards and scored two TDs in the second half. Carter finished with 154 yards on 27 rushes. Linebacker Mike Larkin's 12 stops led the Irish defense, which held Purdue to 11 yards rushing.
"I wanted to beat Bo Schembechler," said UCLA Coach Terry Donahue after the Bruins' 31-27 defeat of Michigan. "I wanted to beat him badly." The reason: the Wolverines' 33-14 have-no-mercy Bluebonnet Bowl win over UCLA last New Year's Eve. Quarterback Tom Ramsey led the Bruins back from a 21-0 deficit by completing 22 of 36 passes for 311 yards and two scores, one of 46 yards to Wide Receiver Dokie Williams and another of six yards to Flanker Jojo Townsell. Williams also ran a kickoff back 65 yards. Wolverine Wingback Anthony Carter caught eight passes for 123 yards and a touchdown and dove vainly for a Steve Smith pass in the end zone as time ran out.
Drake lost 35-10 at Iowa State as the Cyclones got two touchdown runs from Harold Brown; Mike Hohensee became Minnesota's career touchdown passing leader—he has 26 in only 14 games—with two TD tosses in the Gophers' 41-11 defeat of Washington State; Kansas State's redshirt-laden Wildcats won their third straight game, 31-7 over Wichita State, as Quarterback Darrell Dickey passed for one touchdown and ran for another; and Wisconsin ended Toledo's eight-game winning streak—the longest among major colleges—with a 36-27 victory. Elsewhere, Kansas gained a 13-13 tie with Kentucky when Bruce Kallmeyer kicked a last-minute, 27-yard field goal shortly after the Wildcats fumbled in their own territory; Doug Smith booted three three-pointers in Indiana's 17-10 defeat of Syracuse; Miami of Ohio shut out Eastern Michigan 35-0; Western Michigan beat Kent State 24-14; and Indiana State downed Ball State 17-0.
When Brigham Young Punter Mike Mees's kick rolled out of bounds at the Air Force one, yes. Cougar Coach LaVell Edwards did think he had it locked up. After all, BYU was leading 38-31 with 1:30 remaining. "Air Force is a good offensive team, but you don't figure anyone is going to move 99 yards on us in a minute and a half," he said. Quarterback Marty Louthan needed only 1:24 and eight plays to guide the Falcons 99 yards. Louthan passed 22 yards to Halfback Mike Brown to move Air Force to within a point of the Cougars and threw to Brown again for the winning two-point conversion. "We came here to win," said Air Force Coach Ken Hatfield whose decision spoiled the opening of the Cougars' expanded stadium. "We worked hard on that two-point play because I figured it would be exactly this kind of game."
Oregon Coach Rich Brooks was looking at the prospect of playing Washington in Seattle without his starting quarterback when someone asked what his problems were on offense. "I've got 11 of them," he replied. But when the first quarter ended with the winless Ducks, who hadn't scored a touchdown from scrimmage in three previous games this season, leading the unbeaten Huskies 7-0, those problems appeared to be solved. Harry Billups had thrown a 23-yard halfback option pass to Osborn Thomas, and the Husky fans, many of whom had participated in 2½ hours of pregame Oktoberfest revelry, were ready to cry in their beer. But Tailback Sterling Hinds ran 21 times for 103 yards and three touchdowns, and Chuck Nelson booted three field goals as Washington rallied once, fell behind again and then came back once more to win 37-21.
Arizona State's defense sacked California quarterbacks Gale Gilbert and J. Torchio 12 times, intercepted three of their passes and forced 11 punts—one of which Sun Devil Linebacker Jimmy Williams and Free Safety Mike Richardson blocked out of the end zone for a safety—in a 15-0 defeat of the Golden Bears. "They came at us from everywhere," said Cal Right Guard Tim Galas. "If we picked up one, it seemed there'd be another and another." Three times Strong Safety Paul Moyer blitzed in for a sack; twice Richardson laid back for an interception.
Cal is next up for San Jose State, which ran its record against Pac-10 opponents to 3-0 with a 17-13 come-from-behind win over Oregon State on Cornerback Gill Byrd's 26-yard return of a pass interception; Wyoming knocked off Colorado 24-10; Iowa got by Arizona 17-14; Utah State shut out Fullerton State 19-0; Montana edged Northern Arizona 36-35; Montana State beat Nevada-Reno 19-10; and Colorado State defeated New Mexico State 24-17.
Alabama Coach Bear Bryant was late for the press conference following the Crimson Tide's 24-21 defeat of Vanderbilt because he was busy making sure all his houndsteeth were still intact. "I was in the coaches' dressing room praying, thanking the Lord for letting us get by," he said. "I feel real, real lucky to win. Vandy deserved more than it got in this one." All the Commodores got was the satisfaction of giving 'Bama as close a game as the Tide has had in Tuscaloosa since Florida State lost there 8-7 in 1974. Trailing 24-7 at the half, Vandy rallied on two scoring passes from second-string Quarterback Kurt Page, who completed 17 of 35 for 223 yards after replacing injured starter Whit Taylor in the first half, to Flanker Allama Matthews. Fullback Craig Turner's two first-half TD plunges helped bail out 'Bama.