In the only Big Ten game so far,
took advantage of a pass interception and an
fumble for its first two scores and then proved it likes its new offense—-run from the T formation with a wing back and a balanced line—by marching 82 yards in 12 plays and 69 in 13 to beat the Hoosiers 27-0 in the Big Ten opener. Indiana, which had been delayed in its practice preparations when one of the players came down with polio and the rest were required to take Salk vaccine shots, was obviously handicapped.
In nonconference openers,
came alive in the third quarter after trailing 20-0 at the half, scored four times in less than seven minutes to take the lead from
, finally chalked up a 32-20 win.
simply outclassed an undermanned
squad 41-0, while Northwestern snapped a nine-game winless streak 14-13 at the expense of
Iowa state of the Big Seven.
Ohio state, ineligible for the Rose Bowl because of irregularities in its player-aid program, gave its Big Ten neighbors food for thought by romping over the Big Seven's
34-7 before a record crowd of 82,153.
was effective in stopping sophomore sensation Dick Bass and thus held
College of the Pacific
to a 27-27 tie. Bass was held to 60 yards in 16 carries, an average of 3.1 yards. Last week he averaged 10.2 yards and scored twice.
took advantage of Kansas mistakes to push across three third-period touchdowns for a 34-0 win. Sophomore Halfback Howard Cook set up one touchdown with a pass interception, passed for 57- and 14-yard scores and once quick-kicked 80 yards. Other scores:
Michigan 42, UCLA 13
Villanova 8, Detroit 7
Miami ( Ohio) 14, Xavier 7
Toledo 20, Ohio U. 13
Cincinnati 7, Tulsa 6
Purdue 16, Missouri 7
After losing their first game, Coach Jim Tatum and his
Tar Heels went west, and this time
threw the knockout punch. The bruising Sooners, who scored three touchdowns within four minutes during the second quarter, coasted to their 31st straight victory 36-0. Wilkinson sent his entire team into the game—61 players in all—in a show of strength and depth well beyond that of any other college team. Oklahoma gained 369 yards rushing, showed no signs of releasing its hold on the mythical national championship.
turned to the long gainer to dump
Oklahoma A&M 19-7 in a nonconference tilt. Rogers Overbey set up the first Razorback score with a 46-yard run, then passed to End Teddy Souter for 41 yards to set up another. Quarterback Don Christian nailed Halfback Ronnie Underwood with a 67-yard pass for the third TD.