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Su'vliv. S-ptfTt.w 21. 1980 COLLEGE FOOTBALI D8 Akron Beacon Journ,i! Ohio State routs innesota, 47- W Continued from page Dl field goal. And even Bruce admitted, "Our goal-line offense isn't very good yet." "But," he added, "even though we may have had to kick too many field goals, I learned last year that it's better to come out with something." BRUCE WAS referring to January's Rose Bowl game, when he disdained an early field goal chance against Southern Cal and came away a one-point loser in a game that cost Ohio State a national championship. Bruce adroitly stayed away from talking about his offense in the aftermath. "I think we came out faster and with greater desire this week than against Syracuse," he said. "That was our main improvement. But our defense was just super. We forced a lot of Minnesota's turnovers. "Overall," he said, "I think this was a big step forward. Minnesota isn't a bad football team. We just pressured them to death. We were ready for everything they had to offer today. I can't say the same thing about us a year ago." BRUCE SAID linebackers Mar- Irish edge Michigan Continued from page Dl more with four seconds remaining. Hunter turned to go upfield, but an official said he stepped out fortunately, it turned out for Notre Dame, or time might have run out. "I was trying to get all I could and get it as close as I could," said Hunter. "Every yard counted. Then we all started praying." Oliver then booted the ball into a 15 mile an hour wind and it sailed over the crossbar as time ran out and another historic Notre Dame victory was recorded. MIDWAY in the fourth quarter, Woolfolk fumbled and Dave Duer-son recovered for the Irish on the Notre Dame 26. The Irish then marched 74 yards in nine plays with Carter banging over from the four to put Notre Dame back in the lead. Michigan fell behind 14-0 in the first half, but the Wolverines packed two quick touchdowns in the final 1:50 to pull into a half-time tie. cus Marek and John Epitropoulos and Janakievski "played outstandingly." Epitropoulos, subbing for injured regular Glen Cobb, led Ohio State with 17 tackles. He also scooped up a fumble and intercepted a pass, both turnovers leading to Ohio State scores. Epitropoulos was named a co-player of the game with Minnesota defensive back Mike Robb by ABC-TV. Marek was second in team tackles with 11. Of Janakievski, Bruce said, "I wish I could have gotten him that try for a fifth field goal and the record. I don't know if he could have made it but he deserved the chance." Actually, Ohio State set up for a 51-yard shot by Janakievski in the fourth period when it was leading 47-0. But the Buckeyes were called for a 5-yard penalty for illegal procedure, taking the kick out of Janakievski's range. It really didn't matter, except to losing coach Joe Salem, who had to wonder what in the world Bruce was trying to accomplish by trying a field goal when leading 47-0. After the game, Salem did not meet with the media. "There's no use hanging around," said a Minnesota spokesman, "you won't get to talk to anyone." Obviously, Salem was thinking of Bruce and that somewhere, sometime, there would be another day. THE GAME became a colossal bore for the huge crowd early as Ohio State capitalized on a plethora of Minnesota fumbles and bumbles to lead 13-0 at the quarter, 33-0 at the half and 47-0 midway in the third period. In addition to Janakievksi's scoring, Ohio State got touchdown runs of 28 yards by fullback Tim Spencer, 2 and 15 yards by Schlichter, 1 yard by tailback Jimmy Gayle and 14 yards by reserve quarterback Bob Atha. Schlichter, who was taken out of the game in its rout situation late in the third period, completed five of 12 passes for 80 yards and added 54 yards rushing on eight attempts. Tailback Cal Murray led the Buckeyes on the ground with 81 yards in eight tries. Minnesota freshman quarterback Tim Salem, the coach's son, completed 12 passes in 22 attempts for 100 yards but was intercepted twice. Marion Barber, considered the best running back in the Big Ten, was shackled with 46 yards on 15 attempts by the tenacious Ohio State defense. In his first start, linebacker stars for Ohio State s t 5 - $i k5f J ' Jl . ill - ' I .u , , JKmk . . i iT,ttM&liiMMf mi i Associated Press OSU's John Epitropoulos shows off fumble recovery OHIO STATE STATISTICS OHIO STATE 47, MINNESOTA 0 MINNESOTA 0 0 0 0-0 OHIO STATE 10 23 14 0-47 OHIO STATE Spencer 28 run (Janak- t6vski Kick) OHIO STATE Janakievski 27 FG OHIO STATE Janakievski 22 FG OHIO STATE Schlichter 1 run (Janak- icvski kick) OHIO STATE Janakievski 27 FG OHIO STATE Schlichter 15 run (Janak- icvski kick) OHIO STATE Janakievski 27 FG OHIO STATE Gayle 1 run (Janakievski kick) OHIO STATE-Atha 14 run (Janakievski kick) First downs Bv rushing Bv passing Bv penalty Total Yardage By rushing By passing Passes compattint Puntsave. yards Fumbleslost No. penaltiesyards TEAM STATISTICS Minn. OSU 21 18 11 9 8 S 2 4 264 399 145 252 119 147 14-26-3 9-17-0 5-29.0 4-390 6-4 2-1 10-81 6-60 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING MINNESOTA Att Net Barber 15 46 White 21 70 Salem 3 7 Errors too heavy a burden as Purdue loses to UCLA Ross 12 53 Swats 1 3 Team 1 14 OHIO STATE Murray 8 81 Johnson 7 8 Schlichter 8 54 Spencer 3 36 Atha 7 42 Broadwax 3 4 Gayle 1 1 Lindsey 2 7 PASSSING MINNESOTA Comp Att Int Yds Salem 12 22 2 100 Barber 0 1' 1 0 Swats 2 3 0 19 OHIO STATE Schlichter 5 12 0 80 Atha 4 5 0 67 RECEIVING MINNESOTA No. Yards Jenkins 3 30 Curtis 2 12 Barber 2 10 Cooper 3 31 Sonnerfeld 1 14 Ross 1 3 Gregory 1 6 Wackbacker 1 13 OHIO STATE Williams 2 21 Dwelle 1 32 Donley 3 81 Johnson 1 1 Lindsey 2 12 By Jack Patterson Beacon Journal staff writer COLUMBUS Epitropoulos, Janakievski and Atha . . . sounds like an ethnic law firm right? Wrong. They are what made Ohio State a stunning 47-0 winner over Minnesota here Saturday. Vlade Janakievski kicked four field goals, tying an Ohio State record for a single game. He also kicked five extra points. Atha, that "other" kid who plays quarterback behind Heisman Trophy candidate Art Schlichter, had quite a day, too. Atha set up a Janakievski field goal with a 24-yard pass to wide receiver Doug Donley and then scored Ohio State's final touchdown on a slick 14-yard run. In relief of Schlichter, Atha completed four of five passes for 67 yards and ran seven times for 42 yards. BUT THE STAR in Ohio State's crown was John Epitropoulos, a 6-foot-l, 222-pound senior linebacker from Warren who won ABC-TV's co-player of the game award (and $1,000 scholarship in his name) . Epitropoulos, starting for the first time in his career because of an injury to Buckeye starter Glen Cobb, led Ohio State with 17 tackles, recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass. Both turnovers led to Ohio State scores. He also had a quarterback sack. s For Epitropoulos, whose twin brother Ernie is a substitute offensive guard for the Buckeyes, it was the "greatest day of my life." Two years ago, John Epitropoulos was named the Buckeyes' most improved player. This spring, he was named most valuable defensive player in Ohio State's annual scrimmage. BUT EPITROPOULOS was never deemed worthy of starting a game until Saturday. "Yeah," he said after Saturday's spectacular show, "I've gotten down a lot of times. I wondered just what I had to do to be a starter. "But then," he said, "I was playing behind Tom Cousineau for a couple of years and he was the best in the country. "Getting my education came first," he said. "I just wanted t6 contribute but it was something STATISTICS Ilig Ton Associated Press WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Sophomore quarterback Tom Ramsey passed for 170 yards Saturday, including a nine-yard touchdown pass to Cormac Carney in the fourth quarter, as UCLA beat error-plagued Purdue 23-14 in a non-conference college football game. The Bruins also got a two-yard touchdown run by tailback Freeman McNeil and three field goals by Norm Johnson as they raised their record to 2-0. Purdue, relying mainly on the passing of senior quarterback Mark Herrmann, twice had the ball intercepted at the UCLA 7-yard line by Jimmy Turner and lost the ball in the Bruins' end zone on a fumble by Ben McCall. The Boilermakers, 1-2, trailed 10-0 after one quarter and 16-7 at halftime before Herrmann's passing brought them close in the third quarter. Herrmann, who finished with 282 yards passing, hit Dave Young of Akron East on a 19-yarder and Bart Burrell for 17 yards as Purdue drove to the UCLA 19 early in the third period. A personal foul put the ball at the eight and Herrmann then lofted his second touchdown pass to Burrell. UCLA started its clinching touchdown drive after Turner's second interception late in the third quarter. Aided by a pass interference call on Purdue, Ramsey guided the Bruins from deep in their own territory. He completed a 39-yard pass to Tim Wrightman and a 20-yarder to Carney as UCLA drove to the Purdue 11. Fullback Jairo Penaranda gained 2 yards, then Ramsey hit Carney for the touchdown. Indiana 36, Kentucky 30 LEXINGTON, Ky. - Tim Clifford's 27-yard touchdown pass to Steve Corso with 19 seconds to play lifted Indiana to a victory over Kentucky. Indiana, 1-1, had an apparently easy victory in hand midway through the final period, going ahead 30-14 on a 28-yard field goal by Kevin Kellogg with 9:16 left. But Kentucky, 1-2, roared back on the passing of Randy Jenkins. A 13-yard Jenkins pass to Heiuy Parks and a two-point pass to Kerry Baird trimmed the Hoosier lead to 30-22. Then, with 4:48 remaining, Jenkins flipped a pass to Allan Watson who bolted 83 yards for a touchdown. Jenkins' run on the conversion attempt tied the game. Kentucky held Indiana on the next series and appeared to be mounting a drive toward a possible winning score. But a clipping penalty pushed Kentucky back to its own 26-yard line and a Jenkins pass was intercepted by Steve Mitchell at Kentucky's 48 with 1:01 to go. Four plays later, Corso, the son of Indiana Coach Lee Corso, broke open at the Kentucky goal and Clifford delivered the deciding pass. BIG TEN Nebraska 57, Iowa 0 LINCOLN, Neb. Quarterback Jeff Quinn passed for three touchdowns and Jarvis Redwine ran for 153 yards to lead sixth-ranked Nebraska to a non-conference victory over Iowa. Redwine scored the first time he touched the ball, racing 69 yards on the third play of the game. The senior I-back gained 100 yards in just seven first-half carries. Missouri 52, Illinois 7 COLUMBIA, Mo. - Phil Bradley and James Wilder each ran for two touchdowns and No. 15 Missouri capitalized on an early epidemic of Illinois errors en route to a thumping of the Big Ten school. The alert Tigers converted two fumble recoveries into touchdowns during a 57-second stand in the opening period. Twenty-six seconds later, Wilder spun out of a tackler's grasp and roared 41 yards to the end zone, establishing a 21-0 Missouri advantage with the game less than seven minutes old. Illinois, which absorbed its worst setback since being hammered 57-0 by Michigan in 1969, averted a shutout on Lance Hofer's five-yard pass to Greg Dentino with 1:45 left in the game. Washington 45, Northwestern 7 SEATTLE Tailback Toussaint Tyler scored three touchdowns on runs of one, three and six yards in the opening quarter to lead the 16th-ranked Washington Huskies to a rout of Northwest-em's Wildcats. The Huskies, coming off a 50-7 trouncing of Air Force in their season opener last weekend, led 45-0 at halftime and used reserves mainly in the second half. Oregon 35, Michigan State 7 EUGENE, Ore. Dwight Robertson scored three touchdowns and Reggie Ogburn passed for 247 yards to lead Oregon to a romp over Michigan State. It was the first Oregon victory over a Big 10 team since 1964. The Oregon offense rolled up 467 total yards while the Duck defense limited the Spartans to 138 total yards and only 56 on the ground. Brig. Young 28, Wisconsin 3 MADISON", Wis. Jim McMahon passed for 337 yards and three touchdowns and scored the go-ahead touchdown on a one-yard run, leading Brigh-am Young to a victory over Wisconsin. McMahon, a junior who entered the game as the nation's fourth-ranked passer, completed 22 of 34 attempts for the Cougars, 2-1. His touchdown passes came on plays covering 59 and 20 yards to split end Dan Plater and 10 to wide receiver Bill Davis. BRIGHAM YOUNG 28, WISCONSIN 3 Brioham Young 0 7 14 7-28 Wisconsin 0 0 3 0-3 BYU McMahon 1 run (Gunther kick) BYU Plater 59 pass from McMahon (Gunther kick) Wis FG Gladem 37 BYU Davis 10 pass from McMahon (Gunther kick) BYU Plater 20 pass from McMahon (Gunther kick) A 71,496 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RUSHING Brigham Young, Phillips 6-35, Pettis 3-27, Lane 3-23. Wisconsin, Williams 17-77, King 8-27, Green 9-26. PASSING Brigham Young, McMahon 22-34-337-0, Bybee 1-2-4-0. Wisconsin, Jos-ten 13-20-131-0, Cole 2-5-19-1. RECEIVING-Brigham Young, Phillips 10-100, Brown 4-89, Plater 3-96. Wisconsin, Stracka 7-77, Neal 3-36, Seamonson 2-19, King 2-12. WASHINGTON 45, NORTHWESTERN 7 Northwestern 0 0 7 0-7 Washington 24 21 0 0-45 Wash Tyler 1 run (Nelson kick) Wash FG Nelson 28 Wash Tyler 3 run (Nelson kick) Wash Tyler 6 run Nelson kick) Wash Stevens 5 run (Nelson kick) Wash Allen 25 pass from Flick (Nelson kick) Wash DeFeo 2 run (Nelson kick) NW Watkins 5 run (J. Anderson kick) A 44.392 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RUSHING Northwestern, Edwards 9-32, Watkins 7-31. Washington, Tyler 13-83, Jackson 11-53. PASSING Northwestern, Kerrigan 13-25- 1- 103. Washington, Flick 7-10-0-189, Pelluer 2- 6-0-24. RECEIVING Northwestern, North 4-28, Hinton 2-14. Washington, Blacken 2-62, Williams 2-58. OREGON 35, MICHIGAN ST. 7 Michigan State 0 0 0 7-7 Oregon 7 7 14 7-35 Ore Robertson 3 run (English kick) Ore Ogburn 1 run (English kick) Ore Robertson 1 run (English kick) Ore Robertson 4 pass from Ogburn (English kick) MSU Turner 15 pass from Leister (Andersen kick) Ore Lowe 4 pass from Lusk (English kick) A 30,431 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RUSHING Michigan St, Hughes 13-49, Smith 8-21, Holland 2-15. Oregon, Robertson 21-83, Bisharat 11-61, Ogburn 12-21, Johnson 5-21. PASSING Michigan St, Leister 3-15-2 30, Vaughn 2-4-0 28, Clark 2-6-0 25. Oregon, Ogburn 19-27-0 232, Lusk 3-3-0 36 RECEIVING Michigan St, Turner 2-36, Jones 2-32. Oregon, Robertson 6-49, Moser 4-72, James 3-37, Tyler 2-36, Lowe 2-10. INDIANA 36, KENTUCKY 30 Indiana 3 7 9 17-36 Kentucky 14 0 0 16-30 Ind FG Kellogg 48 KY Campbell 19 pass from Jenkins (Griggs kick) KY Jones 16 pass from Jenkins (Griggs kick) Ind Wilbur 78 punt return (Kellogg kick) Ind Johnson 6 run (kick failed) Ind FG Kellogg 32 Ind Wilbur 40 interception return (Clifford run) Ind FG Kellogg 28 KY Parks 13 pass from Jenkins (Baird pass from Jenkins) KY Watson 83 pass from Jenkins (Jenkins run) Ind Corso 27 pass from Clifford (kick failed) A-57,869 MISSOURI 52, ILLINOIS 7 Illinois 0 0 7 0-7 Missouri 28 3 14 7-52 MU Bradley 1 run (Vernlli kick) MU Wilder 1 run (Verrilli kick) MU Wilder 41 run (Verrilli kick) MU T.Hill 30 run (Verrilli kick) MU FG Verrilli 22 MU Bradley 3 run (Verrilli kick) MU Mack 2 run (Verrilli kick) MU-A. Hill 34 pass from Hyde (Verrilli kick) III Dentino 5 pass from Hofer (Bass kick) A-66,306 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RUSHING Illinois, Brookens 8-21, Thomas 3-10. Missouri, Wilder 15-105, T.Hill 7-69, Mack 10-42. PASSING Illinois 20-43-1-158, Hofer 4-6-0-70. Missouri, Bradley 8-15-0-130, Hyde 3- 3- 0-54. RECEIVING Illinois, Lopez 4-42, Murphy 4- 25, Foster 4-23. Missouri, A.Hill 3-54, Fellows 2-57, Meyer 2-37. NOTRE OAME 29, MICHIGAN 27 Michigan 0 14 7 i-27 Notre Dame 0 14 6 9-29 NO P. Carter 6 run (Oliver kick) ND Holohan 10 pass from Courey (Oliver kick) UM Ricks 8 pass from Wangler (Haii-Sheikh kick) UM Belts 5 pass from Wangler (Hail-Sheikh kick) UM Edwards 2 run (Haii-Sheikh kick) ND Krimm 49 pass interception (kick failed) ND P. Carter 4 run (pass failed) UM Dunnaway 1 pass from Wangler (pass failed) ND-FG Oliver 51 A-59,075 UCLA 23, PURDUE 14 UCLA 10 4 0 7-23 Purdue 0 7 7 0-14 UCLA FG Johnson 42 UCLA McNeil 2 run (Johnson kick) Pur Burrell 4 pass from Herrmann (Anderson kick) UCLA FG Johnson 24 UCLA FG Johnson 39 Pur Burrell 8 pass from Herrmann (Anderson kick) UCLA Carney 9 pass from Ramsey (Johnson kick) A-69,333 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RUSHING UCLA, McNeil 29-117, Penaranda 10-41. Purdue, McCall 15-51, Macon 12-48 PASSING UCLA, Ramesy 8-16-0, 170, Schroeder 2-4-1, 10. Purdue, Herrmann 25-42-2, 282. RECEIVING UCLA, Carney 4-73. Wrightman 3-60, McNeil 2-30. Purdue, Burrell 6-69, McCall 6-59, Young 5-69, Jones 3-27. Miduest NEBRASKA 57, IOWA 0 Iowa 0 0 0 00 Nebraska 14 21 7 15-57 Neb Redwine 69 run (Neil kick) Neb Brown 15 pass from Quinn (Neil kick) Neb McCrady 6 pass from Quinn (Sei- bel kick) Neb Craig 5 run (Seibel kick) Neb Brown 13 pass from Quinn (Seibel kick) Neb Craig 2 run (Seibel kick) Neb Mauer 5 run (Schoening kick) Neb Safety, Gales tackled in end zone by Lonowski Neb Mathison 11 run (kick failed) PITTSBURGH 18, KANSAS 3 Pittsburgh 0 10 4 1-18 Kansas 3 0 0 03 Kan FG 25 Kallmeyer Pitt FG Trout 21 Pitt Pryor 2 pass from Marino (Trout Kick) Pitt Drobrowski 23 pass from Marino (Kick failed) Pit' Safety, Kemp tackled in end zone bv i-edelt INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RUSHING Pittsburgh, McCall 14-71, McMillan 11-57, R. Jones 8-37. Kansas, Bell 14-27, Svdnev 5-14, Taylor 1-2. PASSING Pittsburgh, Marino 38-17-0-240. Kansas, Seurer 13-5-0-40, Smith 8-3-1-42. RECEIVING Pittsburgh, Collier 4-74, Dombrowski 4-65, Pryor 2-23. Kansas, Schleicher 2-11, Sydney 2-5, Verser 1-32 ' ' ' ... - ' J V t'sf ' . i A . ';. " I - r-f- , : i I- ' mxM&P , . Vlade Janakievski . . . ties school record else to start today. Maybe I played well because I felt I couldn't let my family down after all this time. "But maybe," he said, "it was just that I was in the right place at the right time, too." COBB is supposed to be ready to return to action when Ohio State meets Arizona State here Saturday. Epitropoulos doesn't know his status, despite Saturday's show. "If I don't start, that's OK with me," he said. "I was conditioned to being the No. 1 sub at linebacker this year. If that's what they want me to be next week, that's what I'll be. But maybe I showed somebody something today." One person Epitropoulos showed something to was Ohio State coach Earle Bruce. "John has played well every year he's been here," said Bruce. "Maybe he's just been overlooked. Sometimes, you find a diamond in the rough. Maybe that's what happened today." Or maybe not. Either way, Epitropoulos is happy he chose Ohio State. "I've been discouraged before and I may be again," said Epitropoulos. "There's just so much talent here at Ohio State that you have to take your best shot and just hope it's good enough. But I've never considered leaving here for another school. "If you can make it here," he smiled, "you can make it anywhere." MIDWEST Error-prone Pitt survives an ill wind Associated Press LAWRENCE, Kan. - Dan Marino's two touchdown passes enabled mistake-prone, No. 5 Pittsburgh to overcome wind gusts of 45 miles an hour and defeat Kansas 18-3 Saturday in non-conference college football. Pittsburgh, which committed nine turnovers in beating Boston College 14-6 in its opener, spent most of the afternoon dropping passes, missing assignments and committing mental mistakes that let the obviously outmanned Jay-hawks stay close. A 25-yard field goal by freshman Bruce Kallmeyer gave the Jayhawks a 3-0 lead after the first quarter. The Panthers drew even on a 21-yard Dave Trout field goal in the second period, and Pittsburgh went ahead to stay on Marino's short touchdown pass to Benjie Pryor later in the period. Kansas State 24, S. Dakota 3 MANHATTAN, Kan. - Darrell Dickey finally ignited Kansas State's sluggish offense for an 80-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter to help the Wildcats subdue plucky South Dakota. Until Dickey's passing and running carried Kansas State to its last-period score, the Wildcats of the Big Eight Conference had to rely on their defense to avoid embarrassment in their home opener. It was Kansas State's first victory after losing its opener at Louisiana State, 21-0. South Dakota is 1-2. Iowa State 27, San Jose State 6 AMES, Iowa Iowa State's defense took advantage of San Jose State mistakes to score two touchdowns and Alex Giffords booted two field goals to spark the Cyclones to a non-conference victory. Iowa State tailback Dwayne Crutchfield, who piled up 135 yards rushing, galloped 50 yards for another Cyclone touchdown late in the game.

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