GAME RECAP (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
(GREEN BAY) - The Packers came back with a vengeance Sunday afternoon at Hagemeister park, and they administered a stinging 43 to 6 trimming to the Evansville Giants in an American Professional Football league game before the smallest crowd of the season.
The visitors were big enough and they had a lot of scrap
but they were unable to put a crimp in the Packers'
aerial attack. Hayes, De Moe, Malone and Berry pulled
off many a pretty play on the long throws from Lambeau
who was shooting the oval like a bullet, and with deadly
SHOW MUCH IMPROVEMENT
The Packers looked like a different team. The backs
worked together like a machine and the man carrying
the ball was given splendid interference. The teamwork,
which has been sadly missing in the past games, was
very much in evidence in the Evansville fracas and it
paved the way for a lopsided victory. The line was
opening holes big enough to drive a team of mules
through. Coach Hoeffel gave every man on the squad a
chance in action and they all came through with bells
on. Coughlin covered himself with glory and when the
big tackle was taken out in the final quarter, the
spectators gave him a warm hand. Nate Abrams cut all
sorts of fancy capers and his one 40 yard dash for a
touchdown was a pretty piece of work. De Moe
performed nicely at end and he scored the Packers'
MURRAY WENT WELL
Jab Murray, as usual, was all over the field. The
Marinette's "pepper box" seems to get better every
game. Hayes, Malone and Berry, the trio of former Notre
Dame stars, piled up much yardage for the Packers and
they smothered well on the defense. Cub Buck was a
whole team in himself while Milt Wilson and Carey
flanked the center in good style. Schmael plunged
through for many a gain. The visitors had their share of
stars. O'Neill and Zellers, the visiting halfbacks, were in
the thick of the fray every minute, while Spiegel, the big
tackle, spilled up many a Packer play. Lindsey, the
Evansville star and quarterback, did not get much of a
shine to shine because the Packers had him covered
like a tent.
VISITORS LOOKED BIG
It was a few minutes after two when referee Murphy
called the teams in action. The visitors were big rangy
chaps and their red sweaters made them tower up like
giants. The Packers won the toss and chose to kick off
to the visitors who defended the west goal. Murray
booted to Zellers, who was downed on his 20 yard line.
The invaders made a first down after three line plunges
by pushing a smashing formation over the left side of
the Packer line. They followed this up with another first
down. The Packers found themselves and held for three
downs. Fausch punted to Lambeau who made a dandy
MALONE CUTS HIS EYE
The Packer machine swung into action and piled up
considerable yardage in about a half dozen plays the
invaders being smeared aplenty in these rushes. With
the oval on Evansville's 35 yard line, Lambeau heaved a forward to Malone who lost the oval when he was dropped hard by O'Neill. The Bay halfback cut his eye badly but Doc McNevins bandaged it up and he stayed in the game. Two other passes went astray and Evansville took the ball on downs. The visitors were turned back twice by Coughlin and then Lindsey attempted a forward pass. The throw was partly blocked and De Moe, grabbing it out of the air squirmed his way for 25 yards and a touchdown. Coughlin bowled over about steen Giants while making interference for the end. Lambeau kicked the goal.
HAYES CATCHING FORWARD
The Packers kicked off. Murray booted to Zellers who came back a chalk mark before he was stopped. The Hoosiers couldn't gain much and they punted to Lambeau in midfield. Three plays moved up from the yard sticks a notch and then from a fake kick formation. Lambeau hurled a forward pass into Malone's waiting arms. He was downed on Evansville's 10 yard line. Schmael plunged through the line for 9 yards. Twice the visitors held tight. Time was called for the quarter. On the first play in the second quarter, Berry plunged over tackle for a touchdown. Lambeau missed the goal. The Packers kicked off. The onside kick fozzled and the Packers booted off again, being set back 5 yards. Lindsay was downed on his 35 yard mark. The visitors bumped up against a stone wall and after three plays, Fausch booted to Lambeau who was dropped by Bondurant on the 35 yard mark.
CATCHES FORWARD PASS
Three rushes outside of tackle gave the Packers a first down. De Moe made a rattling good catch of a forward pass and carried ball to Evansville's 10 yard mark. The visitors fighting in the shadow of their goal posts held for downs and secured the pigskin. Fausch's attempt to punt out of danger was blocked; it was the Packers' ball on Evansville's 12 yard mark. Berry made a 4 yard gain and Schmael got over the rest of the distance for another touchdown. Lambeau missed the goal kick. The Packers again kicked off. The Evansville tribe had trouble piling up yardage on straight football they attempted to open up with an aerial attack. Malone cut this short by intercepting a pass on the visitors' 35 yard line. Evansville returned the favor after two scrimmages. Fausch grabbing the pigskin but they lost the ball a minute later when Jab Murray got his mitts on the ball.
LAMBEAU KICKS FIELD GOAL
Evansville was pushed back to their 10 yard line and it looked like another touchdown. A costly fumble enabled the Giants to stave off a score temporarily. Fausch dropped back for a kick. His attempt was sky high but only went about 25 yards. Malone signaled for a free catch and Lambeau completed the play with a nifty placekick. The ball sailed through the sticks for another 3 points. Once more the Packers kicked off. The invaders let loose and got away for three good gains before time was called for the half. The ball was in Evansville's possession in midfield. Before the third quarter started, Coach Hoeffel shook up his lineup. Abrams and Wheeler were on the ends and Tubby Howard went in at fullback. Other changes were made frequently during the closing periods. Proceedings in the second half started off with the Packers kicking off to Evansville. The invaders resorted to open football with but little advantage. After several scrimmages, the Packers nipped a forward pass and marched down the field. The procession ended, however, when Evansville held for downs on its 20 yard mark. Once more, the Giants tried the forward passing game and the ball changed hands twice on intercepted passes with little advantage to either side.
HOWARD PLUNGES OVER
The Packers recovered the ball in midfield and Berry shot around end like a flash. Bondurant caught him from behind on Evansville's 25 yard line. Howard busted through for a first down and in three more plays, the yard sticks were moved up again. With first down goal to go, Howard waded through the center for 5 yards and a touchdown. Lambeau kicked the goal. Evansville received again and they punted after downs. Lambeau was dropped on his 35 yard line. After three downs, the Packers punted, Abrams dumping Lindsay on Evansville's 30 yard marker. The visitors were soon forced to punt and they followed this up by grabbing a forward pass in midfield. Here Nate Abrams busted into the limelight. The invaders attempted a double pass forward. Abrams caught the oval and dashed down the field for a touchdown for the diminutive wingman and he spilled 'em right and left. Lambeau added another point by a goal kick. Time was up for the quarter.
GIANTS MAKE TOUCHDOWN
Evansville kicked off and the Packers rushed the ball back to midfield where Lambeau fell short in an attempted field goal. It was the Giants' ball on their 25 yard line. At this stage of the game, the Hoosiers showed signs of life. O'Neill and Zellers got through for good gains and in about four plays they had rushed the ball to midfield. Here they were forced to punt and it was the Packers' ball on their own 20 yard line. Lambeau immediately punted out of danger. Lindsay was dropped in midfield. The Giants attempted a shoestring play, Zellers crouching off to one side of the field. The Packers spotted him, but Lindsay went through with the play. Getting the ball from center, the Evansville quarterback relayed to O'Neill who tossed it 30 yards down the field. Zellers was covered by three Packer players but they let him slip by. He dashed in between them grabbed the ball and beat it 10 yards for a touchdown. Zellers missed the goal. Evansville kicked off. Lambeau grabbed Fausch's boot and ran it back close to midfield. He knocked a pair of Giants cold while en route. The ball see-sawed back and forth with the Packers gradually gaining ground.
LAMBEAU MAKES TOUCHDOWN
Evansville regained the ball on the 30 yard line. Lindsay tried another forward pass. Powers intercepted the ball and advanced ten yards before he was halted. Toody McLean went through for a first down, Cook making a nice hole. After two line plunges, Lambeau running from a kick formation skirted around right end for a touchdown. He kicked the goal. There were but two minutes to play. The Packers kicked off. There was no further scoring despite the fact that the visitors were hurling pass after pass in a futile attempt to get away for a score.
NEWS AND NOTES
WATCHING THE PARADE
NOVEMBER 7 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - That's better. The Packers looked good. They worked like a well oiled machine. The man with the ball had plenty of assistance. The Giants looked bit enough but they couldn't get started. Lindsay, the Evansville star, did mark up a
single yard gaining dash...Coughlin gave a great exhibition of
football. The former Notre Dame star was a stone wall on the line
...Towards the close of the game, Coach Hoeffel has used up
every man in the squad and they all showed plenty of fight...The
Packers only punted three times during the game. Lambeau's
team was generally able to gain whenever a few yards were
needed...The visitor's lone touchdown came like a bolt out of a
clear sky. Nobody was expecting them to get within a mile of the
Packers' goal line...When Zellers grabbed the old pigskin on the
pass from O'Neill, there were three Packers standing within an
arm's length of him. It was a big surprise...De Moe and Hayes
showed a lot of class on the wing position. They were in fast on
every play and usually got the runner before he even got across
the scrimmage line...Abrams' run for a touchdown gave the
spectators quite a thrill. When he made a leaping jump for the
ball, it seemed as if he was surrounded by invaders but he
squeeze past them all...Nate can partly thank Murray for his
touchdown. "Jabber" breezed ahead of Abrams during the jaunt
down the field, spilling opponents right and left for about 35
yards. It was pretty work...After Evansville had scored, the
Packers were fighting mad. Fausch kicked out to Lambeau and
the Bay leader smashed his way back to the middle of the field.
Two Giants took the count trying to stop him...The crowd was
the smallest of the season. Bare gaps of seats were visible in
both grandstands while the bleachers were not overcrowded. It
cost the management a nice pile of cash to foot the expenses
after the game was over.
MATHYS WILL LEAD HAMMOND TEAM AGAINST PACKERS
NOVEMBER 8 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Charlie Mathys,
one of the greatest football players ever developed in this city,
will lead the Hammond team against the Green Bay Packers in
the American Professional League game which will be played
Sunday afternoon at Hagemeister park. Mathys, in his college
days at Indiana, was rated as one of the best quarterbacks in
Western Conference football circles. He was named on several
All Western teams. Mathys has an educated two with which he
specialized in drop kicking and he can heave a forward pass like
a baseball...PACKERS WANTED MATHYS: The Packers were
after Mathys before the season opened. While he was playing
ball with the Lynchmen in the Lake Shore league, an effort was
made to get him to stay here during the fall. He was right on the
verge of accepting terms when business connections forced him
to pass up the offer. But Mathys isn't the only star on the
Hammond team. Doc King, who manages the squad, has
gathered together a collection of former collegians, all of whom
are famous on the chalk marked field...ALL AMERICAN STAR:
Bingo King, Hammond's fullback, was chosen by Walter Camp
for his All American team while at Harvard. Risley, tackle,
captained Indiana last year; Depler was a star at Notre Dame;
Knopp played with Illinois, while Usher, Williams and Tomlin
were all stars in their college days. The Packer squad will
resume their practice stunts on Thursday. All the big fellows will
be here and Coach Hoeffel will attempt to continue to improve his
gridiron machine. No changes are contemplated in the lineup.
All of the veterans came out of the Evansville game in fairly good
shape and they will be ready for the whistle in Sunday's game.
NOVEMBER 8 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Hammond
Professional led by Charlie Mathys, a Green Bay product, will
face the Packers at Green Bay Sunday. This Hammond
aggregation is rated as one of the leading professional teams in
PACKERS TO SEE FOOTBALL PICTURE
NOVEMBER 8 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green Bay
Packers' football squad will be among the first to pass judgment on the gridiron contest which climaxes the action in Charles Ray's film, "Two Minutes to Go", which opens at the Strand Tuesday for a three day run. Captain Curley Lambeau accepted an invitation in behalf of his men to attend the performance Tuesday night. Thirty seats have been reserved. Members of the squad out of the city will attend Thursday night. According to reports from Milwaukee where the picture has just been shown, Charles Ray features a real football game with well known athletes in the lineup. Mary Anderson, who will be in the city in person November 20 and 21 with another picture in which she stars, plays opposite Ray in the film opening Tuesday.