COLUMBUS, Ohio — Led by freshman Carlos Snow’s 85 yards rushing and four touchdowns, the Ohio State offense exploded for 28 second-half points and cruised to a 42-9 win over visiting Minnesota. Snow, celebrating his 19th birthday, rushed for three scores and caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from Tom Tupa to account for the fourth.

Meanwhile, the OSU defense limited the league’s top offensive club (420.8 yards) to 269 yards. The 16th-ranked Buckeyes (5-1-1, 3-1) intercepted Minnesota’s Rickey Foggle four times and successfully stopped the Gophers’ (5-2, 2-2) option attack.

Ohio State led 14-9 at the half and 21-9 in the third quarter, all three scores set up by Minnesota turnovers. Fumble recoveries by John Sullivan and David Brown, coupled with a William White interception, set up touchdown runs of one yard by Jaymes Bryant and three and six yards by Snow.

The Buckeyes had jumped out to a 14-0 lead, only to see the Gophers score the final nine points of the first half.

Eight players carried the ball for Ohio State, getting a hand in a season-high 263 yards rushing.



Date League Season Attendance
October 24, 1987 Ohio State 1987 89,801


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