GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(GREEN BAY) - The Rochester Jeffs more than lived up to advance notices in Sunday's pro league game at the City stadium but their best was not quite good enough and the visitors from New York state took a 33 to 13 upset at the hands of the Green Bay Packers in a contest which kept the spectators on their tiptoes all
during the second half. The crowd was a disappointment as many were of the opinion that the Jeffs were only a "setup" for the Big Bay Blues. However, those
who failed to flock to the park, and there were a lot of
them, missed the best gridiron treat that has been on
the Green Bay menu this season. There were less than
2,700 paid admissions but those who did sit in at the
scoring orgy will talk about the Rochester game for
many a moon. One thing is sure, if the Jeffs play here
again next season, they will pack the park.
GET FLYING START
The game started off as the "doubtful ones" predicted.
The Packers got a flying start and seemed headed for a
score when a fumble mussed up the deck. During the
first quarter, the Bays held the upper hand and several
times were in position to score but the markers were
not forthcoming. About this time, the spectators woke
up to the fact that it was going to be a real football
game. Early in the second quarter, the New Yorkers
uncorked a drive, starting from their own goal line that
threw a scare into the crowd. The visitors whittled away
for good yardage. They consistently advanced the ball
and about every three plays, the yard sticks were being
SEVEN FIRST DOWNS
Things did not look good for the Packers. Rochester
made use of a very deceptive attack and it seemed as
if the Bays couldn't figure it out. It wasn't long before
they had registered seven first downs and the ball was
on the Packers' 30-yard line. The Bays were beginning
to fathom the Rochester attack. Three rushes made
about four yards and the assault was blanketed when
Lowery's attempted placekick didn't even go near the
uprights. Between halves, the Bays talked things over
and they came back a fighting rarin' crew just like in the
Rock Island game. A blocked punt put the Bays in a
position to open up and it wasn't long before the first
touchdown was recorded.
SMYTH STUBS TOE
Not so long after, the Bays were headed goalward again,
but Smyth broke into the limelight. He grabbed a
Packer pass and headed for the Packer goal line 95
yards away. It didn't seem as if anything could stop him
but five yards from glory he stubbed his toe and fell in a
heap. The Packers flopped on him before he had a
chance to budge. It sure was a horseshoe for Lambeau
& Co. The Bays held tight and an illegal forward pass on
the first play of the final quarter gave the Packers the
ball too close to the goal for comfort. Buck kicked out
of danger and then the fun started. Norton plucked a
Rochester pass out of the ozone and he galloped 60
yards for a touchdown. Half of the Rochester team was
on his heels but Marty scampered like a rabbit seeking
his hole. The crowd had hardly quit whooping it up over
this touchdown when Lambeau shot a pass to
O'Donnell and Dick got the touchdown habit, too.
INVADERS MAKE SCORE
Once again the skeptics were in their glory but not for
long because Rochester began throwing forward passes
to everybody except Jake Miller, the groundkeeper, and
a touchdown was the result of their mighty air drive. At
this stage of the game, Basing decided to do a little
touchdowning himself. Grabbing a pass from Lambeau,
the former pride of Lawrence college headed for the goal
line and he reached his destination, thanks to a brilliant
exhibition of open field running and some honest-to-
goodness blocking by his teammates.
BASING TRAVELS 65 YARDS
About two minutes later, Basing felt the urge again. This
time the Packers were on their own 35-yard line.
Lambeau fed Basing a swift pass. Buck crashed down
two would-be tacklers and the Packer fullback was on
his way again. This time it was 65 yards for a score.
But that wasn't all. Rochester, fighting grimly in the face
of defeat, staged another comeback and their second
touchdown resulted. The Jeffs passed superbly and a
line thrust paved the way for the marker. It sure was a
hectic 15 minutes of football. Thirty-nine points were
scored. This was an average of nearly three a minute,
which sure is going some for any kind of a gridiron
skirmish. Every man on the Packer club uncorked a
banner brand of pigskin chasing. Captain Lambeau
used nearly every player on his squad and they all fitted
in nicely with the Green Bay machine-like play. The
visitors certainly had a wonderful machine. They showed
plenty of fight even when defeat was staring them in the
face. Grigg, Smyth, and Lynch were as sweet a trio of
visiting gridders as had been seen here this season.
KICK TO ROCHESTER
The Bays opened hostilities by kicking off to the invaders. Rochester got a first down, but its advance was cut short when Larson intercepted a pass in midfield. The Packers got the first down habit and chalked up one. The Packers moved up the yard sticks again in another three rushes. It looked as if the Packers were going to score early but a fumble on the Jeffs 22-yard line gave the visitors the ball. After two futile plays, Lynch placed a punt well and it rolled out of bounds on the Packers 25. Norton couldn't gain and Buck booted to Grigg who was dumped on Rochester's forty. A penalty cost the Bays five. Rochester crashed through for a first down. Mathys ended the New Yorkers' rush by intercepting a forward pass forty yards from the Bay goal.
MATHYS GRABBED PASS
Following two line thrusts, Lambeau forwarded to Mathys for a first down in midfield. Another pass to Norton moved the ball up another ten. Shortly after, time was called with the oval in the Packers' possession on Rochester's 38. Starting the second quarter, Norton circled end for fifteen. Three smacks at the line failed and a pass was mussed up. Rochester took the ball. The Jeffs added a few yards. A punt was partly blocked and Norton covered it on Rochester's 45. The Packers bumped into a stonewall and Buck punted out of bounds on Rochester's one yard marker.
ROCHESTER MARCHED DOWN
At this stage of the game, Rochester started a march that only ended when Lowery missed a placekick from the Packers' thirty. The visitors displayed plenty of offensive strength. They split the Bays' line or skipped offside of the tackles in a way that wasn't very pleasant to the Packer followers. Rochester made use of a deceptive attack and it was difficult to spot the man with the ball. Grigg's kick was a fizzle and Mathys covered on the Bays' 21. Buck punted to Rochester's forty. After Kellogg made four, Grigg got around end for a first down. A pass failed and time for the half was called.
PACKERS KICK OFF
Opening the third quarter, Woodin kicked off to Smyth of Rochester. He was stopped at the 25-yard mark. The Packers rushed Smyth on a pass play and it resulted in a 15-yard penalty against the invaders because Smuth hurled foolishly to escape a loss. Grigg gained a yard. Lynch's punt was puny and Norton ran it back to Rochester's twenty. Lambeau and Norton got about four and an offside put the Bays five yards nearer the Rochester goal. Basing and Norton added a couple of yards, and, then, a pass, Mathys to Norton, scored a touchdown. Buck kicked the goal, and the merry-go-round was underway. Woodin kicked off and Bedford came back to Rochester's thirty. The invaders had their trouble piling up any yardage. Lynch punted to Mathys, who was run out of bounds on the Packers' 35. The Bays lost five for offside. After a pass had failed, Buck kicked to Grigg and it was Rochester's ball on its own forty. The visitors were not having much success crashing the Packer line. Larson blocked a Rochester punt and Vergara covered on the visitor's twenty. Norton made a first down around end. Basing added a couple. Another offside cost the Bays a "V".
SMYTH MAKES LONG RUN
The Packers attempted a pass and Smyth intercepted on Rochester's five yard marker and started down the field. It looked like a sure touchdown but the flying Jeff stubbed his toe with a score in sight and flopped on the Packers' five. This was the break with a capital B. The Packers held tight on three downs and time was up for the quarter. On the first play of the final period, Rochester completed an illegal forward pass and it was the Packers' ball inches from the goal line. Buck punted to Griff and he hit the dirt on the Packers' 40. Following two futile smashes, Norton picked off Smyth's pass and dashed 60 yards for a touchdown. The goal was missed.
TOUCHDOWN BY O'DONNELL
Rochester received the next kick off. Lambeau grabbed off a Rochester pass and once more the procession got underway. Despite a penalty for offside, the Bays moved forward, as the air drive was working like a charm. Finally, O'Donnell picked one of Lambeau's passes out of the air and raced over for touchdown No. 3. Buck added the extra point. Once more, the Bays kicked off. The visitors took a new lease on life. Three or four passes were well executed and the Jeffs pranced down the field. Their drive ended when Smith zipped one to Kellogg for a touchdown and Grigg kicked the goal.
BASING IN LIMELIGHT
The Packers were on the receiving end of the next kickoff. Mathys came back to the forty yard line. Basing cut around end for twelve and Harris added three. Lambeau passed to Basing and Myrt proceeded to reel off 40 yards for a score. The try for goal via a forward pass failed. Woodin kicked off to Smyth who returned to the 28 yard line. Rochester passed for a first down. A pair of passes went up in smoke and the third one was intercepted by Larson on the Bay's thirty-five. Lambeau fed Basing another pass and once again he wormed his way through a broken field for a score. Buck kicked the goal.
ROCHESTER SCORES AGAIN
Rochester took the next kickoff and the visitors began hitting on all eleven. Several well directed passes took them down the field in a hurry and soon they were in the shadow of the Packers' goal posts. The Packers held tight for three downs but, on the final rush, Kellogg wiggled over for a touchdown. Vergara blocked the try for goal. There was only a minute to play after the next kickoff and the Packers played the ball carefully. The whistle piped with the ball in midfield and the scoring orgy was history.
ROCHESTER - 0 0 0 13 - 13
GREEN BAY - 0 0 7 26 - 33
3rd - GB - Norton pass from Mathys (Buck kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
4th - GB - Norton, 60-yard pass interception (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 13-0
4th - GB - O'Donnell, 15-yard pass from Lambeau (Buck kick) GREEN BAY 20-0
4th - ROCH - Bill Kellogg, 20-yard pass from Lou Smyth (Tex Grigg kick) GB 20-7
4th - GB - Basing, 45-yard pass from Lambeau (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 26-7
4th - GB - Basing, 60-yard pass from Lambeau (Buck kick) GREEN BAY 33-7
4th - ROCH - Kellogg, 6-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 33-13
PLAY BY PLAY
Abramson, of Green Bay, kicked off to Grigg who ran the ball to the 20 yard line but fumbled. Matteo, of Rochester, picked up the ball but was downed on his 35 yard line. Smyth lost two yards on an attempt to circle left end. Grigg made center for 9 yards. Grigg added 5 yards and a first down through the center of the Packer line. Smyth failed at center. Smyth made 5 yards over right tackle. Larson intercepted Smyth's short pass and was downed on the fifty yard line. Lambeau was held at left tackle. Harris smashed left tackle for 8 yards. Harris added four more at center and made a first down. Mathys gained 7 yards through center. Harris gained one yard at right tackle. Norton smashed right tackle for three yards and made first down. Lambeau fumbled and Dooley, Rochester tackle, recovered the ball on his own 22 yard line. Grigg gained 5 yards at left end and added 2 more at center. Grigg was thrown out of bounds for a one yard loss. Lynch punted out of bounds on Green Bay's 25 yard line. Norton failed at right guard. Buck punted to Grigg on Rochester's 40 yard line and on the next play the Bays were penalized 5 yards for offside. Smyth was held at center. On an attempt to penetrate left tackle, Kellogg lost one yard. Hoffman smashed center for a 5 yard gain and it was first down. Hoffman fumbled but he recovered the ball, losing 5 yards. Mathys intercepted the Rochester pass on Green Bay's 40 yard line. Norton was stopped after making 3 yards through right guard. A forward pass from Lambeau to Mathys put the ball on the fifty yard line and it was first down for the Packers. Harris ran the ball out of bounds. Lambeau gained one yard at right tackle. Lambeau passed to Norton who ran out of bounds on Rochester's forty yard line for a first down. Mathys slipped through the center for a 3 yard gain. Norton lost a yard at right guard and the teams changed goals as the quarter ended.
Norton, on a right end skirt, flashed for fifteen yards and it was first down. Harris smashed left guard for a 3 yard gain. Norton hit left tackle for 2 yards. Harris added one yard at left guard. A forward pass by Mathys was incomplete and the ball was turned over to Rochester. Hoffman gained one yard at center. Kellogg lost three yards on an attempt to circle left end. A forward pass from Hoffman to Kellogg gained five yards. A partially locked punt was grasped by Norton on Rochester's 45 line. Harris took the ball out of bounds. A long pass from Lambeau was incomplete. Lambeau took three yards credit over left guard. Buck punted out of bounds on Rochester's one yard line. Rochester then began a long march down to the Packer goal. Grigg was held at center. Smyth failed to gain at left tackle. Green Bay was penalized five yards for offside. Kellogg gains five yards at left tackle. Woodin, Gardner and Vergara were substituted for Jean, Abramson and Wilkens, respectively, and the game was resumed. Kellogg gained three yards through center. Kellogg repeated with 2 more. Grigg put the ball six yards further toward the Packer line for a first down. Kellogg smashed right tackle for a 5 yard gain. He then gained two more at center. Kellogg ran the ball out of bounds on his own 31 yard line. Lynch gained 15 yards on an end run. Kellogg added 4 yards through center. Hoffman gains 3 at right tackle. Rochester called for a timeout. Kellogg took 5 through center. Kellogg again took the ball for a 4 yard gain. Hoffman added a half yard. Hoffman made first down through left guard. The ball was approaching dangerously near the Packer goal and the Blues were obviously struggling for a rally. Kellogg ran the ball out of bounds on Green Bay's 34 yard line. Grigg went around left end and ran the ball out of bounds on the 31 yard line. The next play was a pass which fell short. Lowery attempted a placekick but the ball slid over to one side and Mathys covered the ball on his own twenty yard line. Buck punted to Grigg on Rochester's 40 yard line. Kellogg gained 4 yards through center. Grigg added 10 yards around left end. A pass was incomplete and the whistle told that the half was over.
Woodin kicked to Smyth who stopped at the twenty yard mark. Grigg was held at left tackle. When the Green Bay line rushed the Rochester passes, the latter hurled the ball out into the center of the field to prevent a loss of ground but the referee penalized the visiting squad 15 yards for the act. Grigg gained one yard at center. Lynch punted to Norton on Rochester's 35 yard line and Nortie returned to the 20 mark. Norton gained three yards at right tackle. Norton advanced 1 yard at right tackle, and Rochester was given a penalty of 5 yards for offside. Basing is held for no gain through the line. Basing gained two yards at center. Norton added 2 yards around right end. Mathys tossed a short pass to Norton and the first touchdown was marked up. Buck kicked the goal. Score: Packers 7, Rochester 0. Woodin kicked off to Bedford on Rochester's twenty yard line, and Bedford returned to the thirty. Sheard lost one yard at left end. Grigg forward passed but the ball was knocked down. Another pass was incomplete. Lynch punted to Mathys on his own 30 yard and Charley ran out of bounds on Green Bay's thirty-five. Norton was held at center. Green Bay was penalized five yards for offside on the next play. Norton went around left end for a 7 yard gain. A pass was incomplet4e and Vergara turned a complete turnover reaching for the ball. Buck punted to Grigg who was down on Rochester's 40 yard line. Smyth was held at left tackle. A forward pass, Smyth to Lynch, made five yards but both sides were said to be offside and the ball was called back.
PASS TO SHEARD
Grigg passed to Sheard who ran out of bounds on Rochester's 43 yard line. Rochester tried to kick. Larson blocked the punt and Vergara fell on the ball on Rochester's twenty yard line. Lambeau smashed center for two yards. Norton gained eight yards on a flashy race around left end for first down. Basing gained two yards at left guard. Norton gained two yards at right end. Basing, on a smash through left guard, gained two yards but a Green Bay man was offside, and the team was penalized five yards for the violation. Basing was held at center. Smyth intercepted Mathys' pass and, with a clear field before him, ran 90 yards down the field. Gardner clung close to his flying heels but was slowly being outdistanced when Smyth tripped and fell on the Packers' five yard line. Gardner, with several other blue sweaters, pinned him to the ground. Grigg lost 2 yards at right end. Kellogg made four yards at left tackle. Argus, substituted halfback, was held at center. The teams changed goals.
Grigg tossed a pass just over the scrimmage line but it was ruled illegal and the ball was given to Green Bay on their own 3 yard line. Buck punted to Grigg who was downed on the Bays' forty yard line by a flying tackle by Vergara. A pass incomplete. Kellogg gained a yard at left tackle. Norton intercepted Smyth's pass and raced sixty yards for a touchdown. Some spectacular was done by his teammates. Buck missed the goal and the score was Packers 13, Rochester 0. Woodin kicked off to Kellogg who returned to Rochester's twenty-eight yard line. Sheard gained one yard at left tackle. Lambeau intercepted a forward pass and was held on Rochester's 42 yard line. Curly's pass was incomplete. Green Bay was penalized five yards for offside. Lambeau passed to Mathys and the ball rested on the 40 yard line. Another pass from Lambeau to Vergara made it first down on the 29 yard line. Norton went over right tackle to put the ball on the 15 yard line. Basing was stopped at center. O'Donnell, receiving a pass from Lambeau, raced over for a touchdown to which Buck added a point with a kick. Score: Packers 20, Rochester 0.
HARRIS REPLACED NORTON
Harris went in for Norton. Woodin kicked to Smyth who brought the ball back to the 25 yard line. Pass incomplete. Kellogg hit left tackle for one yard. A forward pass which was hooked out of the air by Bedford made it first down. A pass, Grigg to Kellogg, gained five yards. Another pass was incomplete. A pass, Smyth to Grigg, put the ball on Green Bay's 32 yard line. Kellogg took the ball out of bounds. Smyth's pass to Bedford and the ball rested on the Bays' 20 yard line. On the next play Smyth hurled a fast pass to Kellogg who placed the oval behind the goal line for the first score for the New Yorkers. Grigg succeeded in kicking goal. Score: Packers 20, Rochester 7. Mathys took the ball on the kickoff and returned the ball to the forty yard line. Basing gained 12 yards on a right end run. Harris gained three at center. Lambeau threw a pass to Basing who nearly eluded the pursuers and raced forty yards for a touchdown. Buck chose to pass for the extra point but the toss was short and the score stood. Score: Packers 26, Rochester 7.
BASING RUNS 60 YARDS
Woodin kicked off to Smyth who returned to the 28 yard line. Jean was substituted for Abramson. A forward pass to Bedford put the ball on the local team's 40 yard line. Two passes were incomplete. Larson intercepted Smyth's pass on Green Bay's thirty-five yard line. Lambeau sent a nicely placed pass to Basing who ran 60 yards to another six points. Buck added the seventh and the score was Packers 33, Rochester 7. Woodin's kick was sent to Bedford who stopped by the kicker at the 20 yard line. A forward pass, Smyth to Bedford, put the ball on Green Bay's forty-five yard line. Smyth's next passes were incomplete but the third netted a gain which placed the ball on Green Bay's 25-yard line. On the next play penalized Green Bay five yards. A forward pass, Smyth to Lynch, put the ball on Green Bay's 10 yard line. Clark was substituted for Lynch and the crowd greeted the player who was coming to the bench with loud applause. Kellogg gained three yards at right guard and followed this with a similar play for three more. Kellogg gained one yard at center and smashed over on the next play for a touchdown. Vergara blocked Grigg's kick for goal. Score: Packers 33, Rochester 13. Lowery kicked off to O'Donnell who returned the ball to Green Bay's forty yard line. Basing ran over to one end and caught Lambeau's pass for one yard. Lambeau lost five yards on an attempt to forward pass as the game ended. Score: Packers 33; Rochester 13.