Green Bay Packers (1-0) 23, Buffalo Bills 6
PRE-SEASON - Saturday August 9th 1975 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - It could have been a task fit for the "Mission-Impossible" television team: Outshine former all-pro quarterback Bart Starr as he made his pro football coaching debut in the city he helped name Titletown USA. But little Willard Harrell, a rookie, did just that. "You would have to start with Harrell," Starr, the Packers' brilliant quarterback of the 1960s, said of his coaching debut, Saturday's 23-6 victory over Buffalo. Harrell, Green Bay's third round draft choice, returned a punt 82 yards for a touchdown, caught a 30-yard scoring pass from rookie Carlos Brown, and collected 224 yards total offense. Eric Torkelson contributed a one-yard scoring run, and rookie Alfred Knapp a 19-yard field goal. Green Bay's defense shut off O. J. Simpson and the rest of the Bills' vaunted ground game, but Starr was quick to note that it was just an exhibition game. John Hadl predicted Green Bay will be hard on lots of teams. "We will be pretty good, we really will," he said. "We have a long way to go offensively, but it is a lot better than it was. We have a better organized and more experienced staff, for one thing, and we have Bart Starr."
BUFFALO   -  0  6  0  0 -  6
GREEN BAY -  7  3  7  6 - 23
                         BUFFALO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   25            14
Rush-yards                 28-37        33-102
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 29-58-298-0-0 13-28-150-1-1
Sacked                       -14            -4
Net passing yards            284           146
Total yards                  321           248
Fumbles-lost                 3-0           1-1
Turnovers                      0             2
Yards penalized             6-60          7-53
SCORING
1st - GB - Harrell, 82-yard punt return (Knapp kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Knapp, 19-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-0
2nd - BUF - Gary Hayman, 1-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 10-6
3rd - GB - Torkelson, 1-yard run (Knapp kick) GREEN BAY 17-6
4th - GB - Harrell, 30-yard pass from Brown (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 23-6
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Willard Harrell 10-43, Barty Smith 8-15, Les Goodman 2-14, Larry Krause 3-14, Barry Houlihan 2-7, Eric Torkelson 6-5 1 TD, Dave Wehmeyer 1-2, Jack Concannon 1-2
BUFFALO - O.J. Simpson 11-18, Gary Hayman 5-16 1 TD, Haselrig 2-6, Jim Braxton 3-4, Don Calhoun 4-4, Joe Ferguson 1-(-5), Reggie Cherry 2-(-6)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - John Hadl 19-8-72 1 INT, Jack Concannon 6-3-35, Carlos Brown 2-2-43 1 TD, Steve Lainhart 1-0-0
BUFFALO - Joe Ferguson 42-19-182, Gary Marangi 16-10-116
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Willard Harrell 4-54 1 TD, Jon Staggers 3-33, Bert Askson 2-14, Barry Smith 1-20, Jackie Diggs 1-13, Eric Torkelson 1-11, Barty Smith 1-5
BUFFALO - Ahmad Rashad 9-81, Bob Chandler 8-92, Bob Evans 3-44, Reuben Gant 3-37, Paul Seymour 2-23, J.D. Hill 2-17, Gil Chapman 1-13, O.J. Simpson 1-1