GAME RECAP (MILWAUKEE SENTINEL)
(PITTSBURGH) - A Green Bay Packer team that was sluggish to the point of going minus-30 yards in the first half bowed to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-14, before
22,918 fans at Forbes Field Saturday night. The score
was 24-0 before the Packers woke up and got in the
game, and then it was Tobin Rote who made it look like
a football team in the end. He succeeded Babe Parilli,
playing before a home town group as a pro for the first
time failed. The Packers were so ragged in the first half
that they several times had 12 men on the field.
TIES RUSHING MARK
Fran Rogel, the Steelers' fullback, tied an all-time
ground-gaining record for his team by rushing for 168
yards. This equaled the mark set by Jerry Nuzum, also
against Green Bay, at Milwaukee on November 20, 1949.
Parilli and Cone scored the Packers' touchdowns, the
former in the third quarter on a quarterback sneak from
the two-yard line, and the latter on a pass from Rote
from the six-yard line. Jim Brandt bucked for the
Steelers' last two touchdowns and Jimmy Finks and
Lynn Chadnois scored the first two. Finks went over
from the four-yard line in the first quarter and Chadnois
ran around left end from the six for his in the second.
Nick Bolkova kicked a 40-yard field goal and missed
one of 47 yards in the second quarter and made good
on all four conversions.
STEELERS SCORE EARLY
The Steelers bounced off to a seven-point advantage
early in the first quarter when Finks scored on a
quarterback sneak. Bolkovac's conversion was perfect.
Following an exchange of punts the Steelers, with Rogel
and Chadnois carrying, moved to Green Bay's 27 as the
quarter ended. On the second play of the second
quarter Bolkovac booted a field goal from the 40. Later
another attempt by Bolkovac, this time from the 47, was
wide to the left. Pittsburgh added its second touchdown
late in the quarter when Chadnois skirted left end.
Bolkovac again converted. The Steelers scored again
after 1:51 of the third period when Brandt went through
center from the two, after Rogel ran 58 yards to the 19
and Finks passed to Chadnois on the two. Bolkovac
added the extra point and the Steelers led 24-0. Green
Bay moved with Parilli hitting Bill Howton to Pittsburgh's
25. Interference was ruled on a Parilli pass to Clive Rush on the two. Breezy Reid sneaked over for the touchdown. Cone converted. Pittsburgh struck right back and moved with ease with Brandt and Chadnois picking up huge gains. Brandt drove over from the one for the Steelers' fourth touchdown, Bolkovac's boot made the score 31-7. Green Bay's final touchdown came after a series of Rote passes. After failing to hit Howton in the end zone, Rote connected with Cone in the right corner. Cone's boot was good.
GREEN BAY - 0 0 7 7 - 14
PITTSBURGH - 7 10 14 0 - 31
1st - PITT - Jim Finks, 4-yard run (Nick Bolkovac kick) PITTSBURGH 7-0
2nd - PITT - Bolkovac, 40-yard field goal PITTSBURGH 10-0
2nd - PITT - Lynn Chandois, 6-yard run (Bolkovac kick) PITTSBURGH 17-0
3rd - PITT - Jim Brandt, 2-yard run (Bolkovac kick) PITTSBURGH 24-0
3rd - PITT - Brandt, 1-yard run (Bolkovac kick) PITTSBURGH 31-0
3rd - GB - Parilli, 2-yard run (Cone kick) PITTSBURGH 31-7
4th - GB - Cone, 6-yard pass from Rote (Cone kick) PITTSBURGH 31-14