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Ohio State 56, Minnesota 7

Columbus (86,005)

Cornelius Greene 1st black player to start at QB for Ohio State


1st Quarter

OSU: Champ Henson 2 yard run (Conway kick)

OSU: Cornelius Greene 4 yard run (Conway kick)

2nd Quarter

MIN: FB John King 1 yard run (Goldberg kick)...led Big Ten in rushing in '72

OSU: Archie Griffin 93 yard kickoff return (Conway kick)

OSU: Henson 2 yard run (Conway kick)

OSU: Brian Baschnagel 5 yard run (Conway kick)...fumbled snap on attempted FG and scored

3rd Quarter

OSU: Neal Colzie 78 yard punt return (Conway kick)

4th Quarter

OSU: Henson 1 yard run (Conway kick)

OSU: Bill Ezzo 55 yard pass from Greg Hare (Conway kick)



Passing: MIN 6/15/36/1, OSU 3/5/74/1

Rushing: MIN 45/163, OSU 68/383


OSU: Griffin 249 yds, Greene 84 yds, Henson 81 yds (led nation in pts with 120 last yr)


  • "Ohio State Powers to 56-7 Romp Over Gophers." Palm Beach Post. 16 Sept 1973.