GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(DULUTH) - Denny Coughlin, former Notre Dame backfield ace, has won a home in this city. Knute Rockne's adept pigskin pupil grabbed a foward pass out of the air in Sunday's game against the famous Green Bay team, professional champions of Wisconsin, and dashed dow the field 55 yards for the only touchdown of the gridiron combat. Coughlin's spectacular piece of work came early in the third quarters after the team has played to a tie in the opening half.
Green Bay had the pigskin on its own 40 yard line when
Coughlin broke into the limelight. Two line rushes had
failed and Lambeau attempted an aerial toss. Coughlin
cut in from nowhere, grabbed the pigskin and was off on
his touchdown flight before the Badgers hardly knew
what had happened. Murray, the visiting tackle, just
missed the runner by inches in a flying dive at the 20
yard line. The attempt for the extra point after the
touchdown failed as Gardner broke through and blocked
SHOW REAL FORM
After Duluth had scored, the mighty Green Bay machine
appeared to swing into action and they soon had Duluth
on the defensive. The burly Badger forwards smeared up
play after play and the home eleven was soon fighting in
the shadow of its own goal posts. In an attempt to play
safe, Captain Ryan ordered a punt on the first down.
Williams' pass was a bit low and McDonald juggled the
ball. Buck was on him like a leach. There was a mad
scramble for the oval but McDonald finally clutched the
pigskin. It was a safety, counting two points for the
visitors. The teams scrimmaged on the 20 yard line and
Duluth once again punted out of danger. The ball see-
sawed during the remainder of the period with the
visitors continuing their "bearing down" tactics which
completely smothered the Duluth offense.
TAKE BALL ON DOWNS
In the final period, a poorly handled punt put Green Bay
back in their own territory. The visiting attack eased up
and Buck punted to midfield. At this stage of the game,
Duluth, with Gilbert and Coughlin leading, came through
with three first downs. It looked like another touchdown
but the sterling Green Bay defense showed itself again and took the ball on downs. With but a few minutes remaining, the Badger champions cut loose again with a drive which threw a scare into the Duluth rooters. Lambeau gobbled up Buck's onside kick for a 40 yard gain and a neatly executed forward pass put Green Bay 15 yards nearer the Duluth goal line.
VAUGHN'S PENALTY HURTS
By this time, it was just a question of seconds. Lambeau shot a forward pass to Wheeler. A Duluth man interfered with the Badger end on Duluth's 16 yard line. A penalty was called by referee Coffeen but Vaughn, the Duluth official, nulled the decision by inflicting a 15 yard penalty for holding on the Green Bay team. If Coffeen's decision had stood, it would have been Green Bay's ball on Duluth's one yard line, goal to go. The time was up before the teams got a chance to get into action again. During the opening half, Duluth showed a fair attack while the defense of the Green Bay team was wonderful. Five times during the opening quarters, the visitors made stonewall stands within their ten yard line and shut off what looked like sure touchdowns.
BAD PASSES AND FUMBLES
Bad passes and fumbles kept Green Bay continually in hot water in the opening half. Their much vaunted offense failed to materialize and whenever they got going a fumbled ball cut short the drive for a touchdown. The Bay backfielders had trouble handling punts and several of the miscues came near proving costly. Thanks to Buck's masterly kicking, Green Bay gained ground on every exchange of kicks. Duluth failed to show an awful lot on the offense and the home team forwards hopped on every loose ball like a scared rabbit. The visitors were not blocking on punts and the Duluth ends were always down the field fast.
STARS OF THE GAME
Method and Coughlin, together with Denfield, starred for Duluth, while the Green Bay forward line carried off the honors for the visitors. The visiting ends made some splendid tackles while Murray, Buck, Owens and Gardner loowed up like a stone wall on the defense. After the game, the Bay management made Duluth an offer for a return game and the contest will probably be staged late in the season at the Badger state city.
NEWS AND NOTES
SEPTEMBER 25 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A tempting offer of $3,000 for the season to play professional football was turned down by Doug Brown, who played center last year on the undefeated eleven of Lafayette college. The Milwaukee club of the NFL was after the ex-collegian who rejected the offer on the grounds that "his ideals of college football prevented him from participating in the professional game." So far as we can see, the downtrodden professional game hasn't hurt the standing in community of Cub Buck or many other former collegiate gridders who are playing gold-digging football.
SEPTEMBER 25 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Three Green Bay dyed-in-the-wool football fans rode to Duluth and back to see the football game. Bundled up like knights of the road, they were "with the team" every minute although at times not to be seen. The trio were the guests of the management at the game. And there were several others, who we think will be haunted by Pullman porters and conductors for many weeks to come. But at that they traveled a bit more easier than the rod riding trio.