Taking a look back at a game Ohio State played on this date:
Missouri 22, Ohio State 21
Setup: The Buckeyes were a juggernaut with at least two G's. They entered ranked No. 2, had lost only one of their previous 36 regular-season games and hadn't lost at home since the 1971 season. Under coach Al Onoforio, the Tigers weren't exactly Big 8 royalty.Get the news delivered to your inbox: Sign up for our BuckeyeXtra newsletter
Stars: For OSU, Pete Johnson rushed for 119 yards and three TDs and Jeff Logan added 110 yards. But the big star was Missouri QB Pete Woods, a sophomore who was in the lineup only because of an injury to starter Steve Pisarkiewicz. Woods directed two second-half scoring drives as Mizzou rallied from a 21-7 halftime deficit.
Turning point: After Woods' TD pass to Leo Lewis with 12 seconds remaining made it 21-20 OSU, Onofrio went for two. The Buckeyes held on a pass play -- but they also were flagged for defensive holding. Given new life from the 11/2, Woods called his own number and dived in over the left side.
Impact: Ohio State never again would get so close to a No. 1 ranking under coach Woody Hayes. The Buckeyes tied UCLA the week after losing to the Tigers and then won six straight before a loss to Michigan in the regular-season finale -- the first of three losses to the Wolverines in Hayes' twilight.
Quotable: Hayes was remarkably calm after the loss, congratulating Woods and the Mizzou effort — until he was peppered with questions about the holding call. "You'd love to get me to say that so you could say I'm alibiing. Nuts. Nuts." Then he walked out.