GAME RECAP (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL)
(SPOKANE, WA) – The Chicago Cardinals scored
a touchdown in the last quarter on a three-year
plunge by halfback Charlie Trippi to erase 7-6
deficit and defeat the Green Bay Packers in a NFL
exhibition here Saturday night, 13-7. The victory
was the first of the season for the Cardinals and
the defeat the first for the Packers. Green Bay
scored its only touchdown of a listless performance
on a seven-yard run by Babe Parilli in the first
quarter. Joe Geri supplied Chicago's other points,
with field goals, one from the 25-yard line in the
first period and the other from the 37 in the second.
PARILLI GOES OVER
Green Bay was especially ineffective in the air.
Although Babe Parilli and Tobin Rote did all of the
passing, the Packers completed only nine of 25 for
36 percent. A fumble by Don Barton of the Packers
on the opening kickoff, which the Cardinals
recovered on the Green Bay 31, set the stage from
the first of Geri's field goals. Don Paul swept 14 yards to the 17. After two passes fell incomplete, Geri stepped back to the 25 and booted a perfect placement. The Packers got rolling late in the first quarter and marched 55 yards to the Cardinal goal. Parilli's passes figured prominently in the drive. He flipped one of 10 yards to Howton and another of 22 yards, which was deflected into Howton's hands. With the ball on the Cardinal seven, Parilli swung around end on a keeper play for a touchdown. Fred Cone converted.
DAWSON MISSES AGAIN
Green Bay's stout pass defense and hard charging line repulsed the Cardinals in the second period, until Dale Samuels, former Purdue star, went to the Chicago backfield. Samuels engineered a Cardinal drove from his 31 to the Packer 30. When the Cardinals were held here, Geri stepped back to the 37 and kicked his second field goal shortly before the half. Earlier in the period, Gib Dawson, Packer rookie halfback, missed a field goal attempt from the Cardinal 43. The Packers rolled deep into Cardinal territory in the scoreless third quarter on the wings of Parilli's passes, including completions to Mann, Howton and Boone. The drive ended when another field goal attempt by Dawson was blocked on the 27. The Cardinals struck for the winning touchdown early in the fourth quarter when Samuels passed 23 yards to Ray Ramsey on the Green Bay seven and Trippi scored from the three two plays later. Geri converted to give the Cardinals 1 13-7 lead. The Packers stopped another Cardinal threat late in the game when Ben Aldridge intercepted a pass thrown by Samuels on the 27. The Cardinals got the ball in midfield a little later after four straight passes by Parilli fell incomplete. The Cardinals then ran out the clock.
CHI CARDS - 3 3 0 7 - 13
GREEN BAY - 0 7 0 0 - 7
CHI – Joe Geri, 25-yard field goal CHICAGO 3-0
GB – Parilli, 7-yard run (Cone kick) GREEN BAY 7-3
CHI – Geri, 37-yard field goal GREEN BAY 7-6
CHI – Charley Trippi, 3-yard run (Geri kick) CHICAGO 13-7