GAME RECAP (MILWAUKEE SENTINEL)
(SYRACUSE) - The Green Bay Packers, outrun and outpassed by the New York Giants in a benefit football game tonight, scored in the last two minutes of play to win,
14 to 7. The winning tally came on a 25-yard pass from
Jack Jacobs, former Oklahoma star, to end Bill Kelley, who
stumbled another 10 yards to the goal line.
GIANTS TIE SCORE
The Giants had tied the score at 7-7 midway through the
final period when Cletus Fischer of Nebraska raced to a
touchdown from the Green Bay 36-yard stripe. Ted Fritsch
accounted for Green Bay's first score which came halfway
through the second quarter. He pushed the ball over from
the two-yard marker after the Packers had run the ball 33
yards in seven plays.
Fritsch converted after both Green Bay scores and Ray
Poole of Mississippi kicked the Giants' point. First downs
and statistics were all in favor of New York. The Giants
registered 18 first downs to five for the Packers while the
New Yorkers gained 176 yards through the air to only 61 for
Green Bay. Rushing yardage was even. Green Bay plays
the Pittsburgh Steelers at Pittsburgh Sunday.
The Packers put on a goal line stand to stave off the Giants'
first threat after they gained possession by recovering a
fumble on the Packer 33. The Giants reached the four on
three plays but the Packers held the New Yorkers on the 1
yard line in four plays. The Giants then put a goal line stand
of their own to rob the Packers of a TD. The Packers got in
position when Dan Orlich blocked Chuck Conerly's punt on
the 50 and returned to the Giant 35. Two Jack Jacobs'
passes - one to Glen Lewis for 14 yards and runs by Bill
Schroeder and Walt Schlinkman - moved the ball to the two
where the Giants stiffened. The teams exchanged punts as
the first quarter ended.
Guard Larry Olsonoski opened a threat for the Packers
early in the second quarter when he intercepted a Conerly
pass on the Giant 43 and returned to the 33. The attack
stalled and Fritsch missed a field goal from the 40. The
Packers smashed the Giants back 18 yards in two plays to
the two yard line. Conerly punted and the Packers got down
to their first 1949 touchdown business. Ed Smith started
with a 17-yard run around left and Ted Fritsch and Ralph
Earhart ate up the rest of the yardage, with Fritsch going
over from the two. Ted then kicked the extra point. The Giants put on a 50 yard drive on passes but Glen Lewis stopped it by intercepting on the Packer 13 as the half ended. Score - Green Bay 7, Giants 0.
The Giants got the first break of the third quarter when Sulaitis recovered Earhart's fumble on the Packer 38 but Ted Cook stopped that threat by intercepting Conerly's pass in the end zone and returning to the eight. The Giants started another drive after a fast punt by Jacobs but Cook against mussed it up, this time by recovering a fumble on the Packer 41. The Packers couldn't budge and the Giants took over for the next 10 minutes, keeping the ball on a series of 15 yard penalties that resulted in the ejection of two Giants, Tex Coulter and Joe Scott. The Packers finally got the ball on their own 12 when Luhn picked up Conerly's fumble after Ed Neal dumped the center into Conerly's lap as the quarter ended. Score - Green Bay 7, Giants 0.
After some harmless sparring the Packers made their first down of the second half on a 13 yard run by Ed Smith. The attack stalled and Jacobs got a 62 yard punt to the four from where Tunnell returned to the 32. The Giants had a touchdown in seven plays - Cletus Fischer, rookie from Nebraska, running 36 yards for the score. It was Fischer's first carry job of the night. Conerly kicked the extra point which tied the score. The Giants threatened again on Greenlagh's 18 yard run but Forte and Wildung smashed them back for 28 yards on two successive plays and then Comp recovered a fumble on the Giant 35 with two minutes to go. After Luhn dropped a pass on the 15 yard line, Jacobs pitched to Bill Kelley on the 10 and he scampered over for the touchdown. Fritsch kicked the extra point as the clock showed 1:52 left.
GREEN BAY - 0 7 0 7 - 14
NY GIANTS - 0 0 0 7 - 7
2nd - GB - Fritsch, 1-yard run (Fritsch kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
4th - NY - Cletus Fischer, 36-yard run (Ray Poole kick) TIED 7-7
4th - GB - Kelley pass from Jacobs, 35-yard pass (Fritsch kick) GREEN BAY 14-7