GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(DULUTH) - Playing "butter-fingered" football, the Green Bay Packers presented Duluth with a professional league game Sunday afternoon in the Northern city by the count of 6 to 3 before slightly more than 2,200 paid admissions. The Packers weren't even a shadow of their real selves and they looked about 100 percent inferior to the superb form they showed here a week ago when they triumphed 5 to 0 over the Chicago Bears.
PLENTY OF BREAKS
Duluth must have carried horseshoes as extra equipment as every break of the game went against Captain Lambeau's aggregation. Fumbles do more than anything else to demoralize a gridiron machine and the Packers had plenty of 'em in the Duluth encounter. Five
costly slips stood out prominently. Two of them cut off
possible chances of Packer touchdowns. One of the
others put Duluth in a position for its score while the
other two came towards the close of the game just
when the Big Bay Blues needed possession of the ball
worse than anything else. The Kellys outsmarted the
Packers on the touchdown play. It was fourth down,
about a yard and a half to go. The Kellys faked a line
plunge and quarterback Rooney pulled back and then
lobbed the ball to Underwood who ambled about ten
yards for a touchdown. As if to add insult to injury, this
same Underwood, before the season started, sought a
job with the Packer machine.
O'DONNELL IS STAR
Dick O'Donnell, former Duluth boy, who is playing with
the Packers, performed brilliantly at end against his old
teammates. He gave as good an exhibition of defensive
football as ever been seen with a Packer team.
O'Donnell was not in a bed of roses. The Duluthians
didn't handle him with gloved hands yet, just the same,
he was in there every minute battling like a tiger and he
frequently dumped the Duluth backs for loss after loss.
As usual, Cub Buck's kicking was an outstanding
feature for the Packer machine. His long boots gained
considerable yardage for the Bays and they generally
were so well placed at Duluth had a dickens of a time
trying to run them back. The Packers can thank Buck's
educated toe for their lonesome three points. The Green
Bay bootsmith sailed the pill between the uprights,
clean as a whip from about the 35 yard line. After this
score, it was figured that the Packers had the game as
good as won but the breaks were the other way. After
the field goal kick, it seemed as if everything went at
cross purposes for the Packers. Several costly fumbles
threw a wrench in the machine and, then early in the
machine, and, then early in the fourth quarter,
Underwood scampered for the touchdown.
COULDN'T HOLD PIGSKIN
Following the next kickoff, the Packers couldn't hold the
pigskin and for nearly all the remaining eleven minutes,
the ball was within Packer territory. Method missing a
couple of field goals, both of which were blocked but in
the scrimmages for the ball, Duluth always recovered.
Kiley, the Duluth lineman, had a nose for the pigskin
and he flopped on it often. Driven to desperation,
Captain Lambeau cut loose with everything he had but
the passes went astray and, in one instance, Method
intercepted well in the halfway mark. Duluth did
everything in the book and out to kill time. They drew a
penalty for stalling and also lost half the distance to the
goal line for slugging.
NOT PARLOR AFFAIR
It wasn't a parlor affair by any means as the Duluthians
were using their hands considerably. Once Cub Buck
caught a Duluth player taking a swipe at Whitey
Woodin and he called the referee on it. Hall admitted
seeing it but refused to issue the penalty. Several times
in the first half, the Packers launched marches down
the field that looked like touchdowns but the ever
frequent fumbles spilled the beans just when a few
yards were needed for a marker. Duluth deserves a lot
of credit for their victory. The Kellys were far outweighed but every man on the squad was playing football as he never played before. The Duluth line charged hard continually and they frequently rushed Captain Lambeau to such an extent that he had to get his passes off in a hurry. Williams and Kiley were bearcats on the line while Method and quarterback Rooney (there were three of 'em in the game) covered themselves with glory.
PLAY BY PLAY
Buck kicks to the twenty yard line and Duluth returned it two. Duluth's ball on 22 yard line. Duluth gained three yards through right tackle. Duluth gained four off center. Rooney, fullback, taking the ball. Duluth kicks to 35 yard line and Mathys returns it five yards. Mathys gained two yards. Hendrian failed at right end. Buck kicked out of bounds on Duluth's 18 yard line. Duluth gained one yard around left end. Method gained one yard around right end. Kelly gained three yards at right end. Method kicked to Green Bay's 35 yard line. Lewellen gained five through left tackle. Lewellen failed to gain. Lewellen passed to Mathys for first down. Green Bay's ball on Duluth's 32 yard line. Green Bay fumbled and Duluth recovered on their own 32 yard line. Kelly gained three through right tackle. Method gains two through left side of line. Incomplete pass. Duluth punted to 33 yard line to Mathys was downed in his tracks. On the next play Green Bay ran the ball out of bounds. Buck passed to Mathys who jumped into the air in an unsuccessful attempt, the ball grazing his fingertips. Buck punted to Duluth's 20 yard line. Duluth loses four on a fumble. Duluth makes four through right tackle. Mathys returns a punt to the 35 yard line. Hendrian gained five through the left side of the line. Lewellen back on the next play, Lewellen ran the ball on a wide end run and gained but one yard. Lewellen passed to Mathys for a five yard gain. Green Bay's ball, five yards to go. Buck punted out of bounds. Duluth's ball on their own 10 yard line. Duluth failed to gain at right end. Rosatti replacing Buland at tackle. Method gained five yards through the right side of the line. Fourth down five to go. End of first quarter.
Duluth kicked out of bounds on their 43 yard line. Green Bay's ball on Duluth's 43 yard line. Lambeau gained six at left end. Hendrian made it first down through center. Lambeau gained two at the right tackle. Lewellen gained three yards through right tackle. Lewellen made it first down through the right side of the line. Ball on 21 yard line. Lambeau makes five through the right side of the line. Lewellen fumbled and Duluth recovered on their 12 yard line. Rooney recovered for Duluth. Duluth went through for five yards on the left side of the line. Method gained two more. Method gained two more. Method gained two and the linesmen were called in with the line. About one yard to go, fourth down. Rooney made it first down. Method gained four through right tackle. Duluth hits right side of the line for five and half yards. Earps replaced Niemann at center. Duluth ball third down one foot to go on their 30 yard line. Duluth made first down. Quarterback Rooney carrying the ball. Kelly gained three through right tackle. Method gained two at right end. Third down five to go. Method failed at right end. Kelly punts to Green Bay who fumbled. Duluth recovering on Packer 40 yard line. Duluth failed on a forward pass. Duluth completed a forward pass. Duluth's ball on Packer 30 yard line. Kelly went over left side of the line for 3 yards. Fourth down seven to go. A drop kick failed. Green Bay's ball on their 20 yard line. Lewellen back in punt formation. Lewellen's attempted left end run failed. Hendrian failed to gain. Buck back. Buck completed a forward pass, Mathys running the pass thirty yards to the center of the field. Bratt replaces Rooney at right end. Green Bay ran the ball out of bounds. An attempted pass was grounded. Another pass grounded. Fourth down ten to go. Buck kicked to Duluth's 25 yard line. Duluth ball on their 25 yard line. Method gained 3 yards through the right side of the line, Duluth failed gain through the Packers' left side of the line. Half ended, ball on Duluth's 28 yard line.
Duluth kicked off to Green Bay. Basing replaced Lewellen. Basing received the ball on the 15 yard line. Basing made two. Lambeau carries the ball for no gain. Buck punts for 45 yards. Duluth's ball on its 45 yard line. Two plays netted 2 yards. Duluth tried a pass which was incomplete. Last down eight to go. Method kicks to Packers' 20 yard line. Lambeau makes a yard over Buck. Duluth intercepts a pass on the Packers' 45 yard line. Method gained a yard over tackle. Duluth tried a forward pass which was incomplete. Another pass incomplete. Fourth down eight to go. Duluth failed to make their first down. Lewellen makes two over right tackle. Hendrian makes two over Buck. Lambeau failed to gain over the right side. Buck kicks to Duluth on their 38 yard line. Method failed at right tackle. Kelly made five at right tackle. Third down five to go. A poor kick by Duluth placed the ball on the 33 yard line. Basing makes three over Buck. Basing makes first down around end. Packers' ball on Duluth's 20 yard line. Lambeau gains three over Rosatti. Hendrian failed to gain at the same place. Third down five. A fake placekick failed. Buck place kicks for three points from the 35 yard line. Green Bay kicked to Duluth. Rooney brings it back ten to his 30 yard line. Duluth makes one over center. Duluth penalized five for offside. Second down fourteen to go. Duluth gained one over left tackle. Three over right end. Fourth down eleven. End third quarter.
Duluth ball on their 25 yard line, fourth down eleven to go. Method kicks out of bounds on Packers' 25 yard line. Lambeau loses a yard around left end. Basing fumbled and Duluth recovered. Duluth ball on Packer 30 yard line. Method makes three over Buck. Duluth went through tackle for five yards. Method failed at left guard. Duluth scored on a forward pass, Rooney to Underwood. Duluth failed on the extra point. Duluth kicked to the Packers. Mathys fumbled the kick and Duluth recovered on Packers' 25 yard line. Duluth loses three yards on a fumble. Time out for Duluth. Rooney to Rooney for nine yards. Third down one yard on Packers; 15 yard line. Method failed to gain over Buck. Method failed at left end. Third down ten on Packers' 12 yard line. A forward pass incomplete. Fourth down ten. An attempted kick by Method was blocked by the Packers but Duluth recovered. He made a yard over right tackle. A pass incomplete. Third down ten on Packers' 13 yard line. Packers recover a Duluth fumble but the referee rules it an incomplete pass. Method back for a kick. He failed in attempt. Packers' ball on their 20 yard line. Buck kicked. Duluth's ball on Packers' 40 yard line. Duluth gained four yards over Packers' left side. Method made two over center. O'Donnell gets Rooney behind the line for a five yard loss. Method punts over the goal line. Packers' ball on their 20 yard line. Lambeau attempted a pass which was incomplete. Hendrian carried it for eight yards. Lambeau's pass incomplete. Lambeau's attempted pass failed. Duluth's ball on Packers' 28 yard line. Method failed to kick from placement. Hendrian blocks and recovers ball on Packers' 8 yard line. Lambeau ran the ball out of bounds. Lambeau passed ten to Mathys. First down Packers' 20 yard line. Lambeau makes four over Buck. Duluth intercepts a pass. Duluth ball on Packers' 25 yard line. Method lost a yard at right end. Stein was thrown out for slugging and Duluth was penalized half the distance of the field. Duluth penalized five yards for stalling. Duluth gained ten yards over left end. Time up.