GAME RECAP (MILWAUKEE SENTINEL)
(MILWAUKEE) – When fullback Howie Ferguson gallops for 155 yards and quarterback Tobin Rote passes for 286 yards, the Packers will be tough customers for any NFL opponent this campaign. The Cardinals got a taste of this Packer dynamite duo Saturday night at
Marquette Stadium and lost, 37-28, as 18,000 saw a
Green Bay squad strike like a cobra when down for its
convincing win in the Sixth Annual Midwest Shrine
football game. Ferguson has had 100-yard games before
but a night like this strictly put him in the Perry class.
His seven yard plus average and two pass completions
from Rote for 24 yards were certainly top notch pro
SCAMPERED 79 YARDS
But the real beauty of the evening was a 79 yard scamper
in the third quarter which was something which had to be
seen to be appreciated. Howie took a short pass from
Rote and bulled his way into the open. The downfield
path goalward was Cardinal strewn as the Packers
cleared the way for their galloping horse. Fergy tired
slightly as he reached the Cardinal 20 but a jet of speed
at the very end shot him beyond the last Chicago tackler.
While Ferguson established himself as a "handle with
care", Rote was in clover with the long ones. His
touchdown pass to Gary Knafelc covered 77 yards and
his last scoring throw to Billy Howton ate up 72 yards.
These lightning strikes bolted the Cardinals after they had
gone ahead again, 21-20, early in the fourth quarter. Fred
Cone's 27 yard field with 20 second left was the clincher
which put the Big Red out of reach.
While a new "dream quarter" failed to materialize, the
Packers defense found quarterback Lamar McHan a
slippery runner and Johnny Olszewski all the All-
American he is. McHan scored two Cardinal touchdowns
while Olszewski counted one - and that one loomed as a
big one until Rote unleashed his buggy-whip arm. This was
a convincing win for the Packers after losing four straight
exhibitions by 24 points. Green Bay rolled up 225 yards on
the ground as compared to the Cardinals' 172. The
combined yardage total gave Green Bay a 521-333
advantage. The Cardinals scored on a gift variety midway
through the first quarter. Dick Lane intercepted starter
Charlie Brackins' pass on the Packer 37 and went down
the sidelines unmolested for the touchdown. Pat
Summerall booted the conversion and the Cardinals had
a too-easy 7-0 lead which stood up the rest of the quarter.
The Packers came back with their first score, when Roger
Zatkoff recovered Jim Carr's fair catch bobble of Dick
Deschaine's punt on the Cardinal 23. Rote engineered the
scoring drive, which needed only five plays. Ferguson
doing the honors on a four-yard blast through the middle.
Cone converted to knot the score, 7-7. Green Bay
squelched any kind of a Cardinal threat and went back to
work for another touchdown. The 43 yard march was concluded when Rote scored on a quarterback sneak. Cone's conversion this time was blocked by Dick Lane, a play which for some time seemed quite disturbing.
CARDS SCORE AGAIN
It developed into a see-saw second period battle as Chicago bounced right back into the lead as McHan plunged over the one. Olszewski for 35 and McHan for 20 were the blockbusters in the drive. Summerall's kick was good and the Cardinals lead, 14-13, which held up until half time. The third quarter saw no scoring in sight - until Ferguson spurted out of nowhere for 79 yards and six points. Cone booted the Packers ahead, 20-14.
The works was yet to come, though. The Packers blasted the Cardinals for 17 points in this wild and wooly period as the Chicagoans countered with 14. Chicago got the first crack and went ahead for the last time when McHan passed to Olszewski for a 13 yard touchdown play. Summerall's third conversion was perfect and Chicago led, 21-20. Four plays later saw an entirely different complexion. Rote connected with Knafelc for 77 yards and Green Bay led after Cone's boot, 27-21. HThat margin was jumped to an almost-safe 34-21 on Rote's 72 yard bullseye to Howton and Cone's conversion. But Chicago was not out. McHan passing desperately, moved the Big Red goalward and scored himself on a fourth down eight yard run. Summerall again converted. The Packers, who have been beaten in the final minutes, were determined not to have it happen again. They moved deep into Chicago territory once again, in fact to the 10. But a clipping penalty stopped a possible touchdown and Cone's field goal was the clincher.
CHI CARDS - 7 7 0 14 - 28
GREEN BAY - 0 13 7 17 - 37
CHI – Dick Lane, 37-yard interception return (Pat Summerall kick) CHICAGO 7-0
GB – Ferguson, 4-yard run (Cone kick) TIED 7-7
GB – Rote, 1-yard run (Kick blocked) GREEN BAY 13-7
CHI – Lamar McHan, 1-yard run (Summerall kick) CHICAGO 14-13
GB – Ferguson, 79-yard run (Cone kick) GREEN BAY 20-14
CHI – Johnny Olszewski, 13-yard pass from McHan (Summerall kick) CHICAGO 21-20
GB – Knafelc, 77-yard pass from Rote (Cone kick) GREEN BAY 27-21
GB – Howton, 72-yard pass from Rote (Cone kick) GREEN BAY 34-21
CHI – McHan, 8-yard run (Summerall kick) GREEN BAY 34-28
GB – Cone, 27-yard field goal GREEN BAY 37-28