Football Footnotes-Funniest Game Ever Part 2

Football Footnotes-Funniest Game Ever Part 2

Postby SU DOG » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:39 pm

Tech kicked off and held Cumberland for -3 yards. CU punted, and the ball was returned to the CU 20. A left end sweep gave Tech the TD and Jim Preas kicked the PAT for the 7-0 score. All of which took about one minute, and was typical of the whole game. Cumberland would receive, gain nothing, and punt, and Tech would score a TD. At the end of the 1st quarter Tech led 63-0. Nine TDs and Preas had kicked all 9 extra points.
As the weary Cumberland players staggered to the other end of the field they were terrified to see a completely new set of Tech players yelling as they ran onto the field. The only exception was that Heisman kept Preas in to set a new kicking record. E W McCall of CU said that he had come as a sub, and had some vague promise from Coach Allen that he might not have to play at all. That changed, however, as casualties mounted. Allen told him to "get in there and turn the tide". McCall said every player was six inches taller and wider then he, and he was flattened on every play.The score for the second quarter exactly matched that of the first 63-0, and the two Tech squads were tied for that steak dinner.

At the half of the 126-0 game Old Heis gave his typical speech in the Tech locker room. "Be alert men, they may spring a surprise. Hit 'em clean, but hit'em hard." Meanwhile in the Cumberland locker room, feverish attempts were being made to revive the battered and bruised players. Coach Allen did find a sympathetic bone in Heisman's body, as the Tech coach agreed to shorten the remaining quarters to 10 minutes.

One of Allen's more brilliant plays occurred when he got off a good hard punt, but the ball hit the center squarely in the back of the neck and bowled him over. Tech's great lineman, Canty Alexander wanted in on the scoring, and was allowed to line up in the backfield. Confusion resulted, and the Tech O-Line stumbled and fell, and Alexander was thrown for a 5 yard loss - Cumberland's most spectacular play. On the next play, however, the big lineman got his TD easily. CU claims that the huddle began here in this game. "We would come together and try to figure out how we could survive the game - our huddle idea spread" said one of the CU players. In the 4th quarter when every CU player was praying for the end, a CU back fumbled the ball and it rolled near a teammate, the back yelled "pick it up". The teammate yelled back "pick it up yourself, you dropped it." Also in the 4th quarter, Tech spotted a Cumberland player wrapped in a blanket sitting near the end of the Tech bench. They informed him he was mistakenly on the wrong bench. "Oh no I'm not, I'm not going to be sent back into this game again."

Records for that day include: biggest score, highest score for one quarter, most PATs by one player(Preas who also scored a TD when he punted a ball into the end zone and caught the deflection off a CU player), Most players making a TD(13), and yards gained(978).
Old Heis thought that Tech played "pretty good" and fed both squads the steak dinners, after putting them through a good hard scrimmage after the game.

Still, I contend that it is Tech - One Win Cumberland - One Win after Curry's forfeiture. :D
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Re: Football Footnotes-Funniest Game Ever Part 2

Postby 77SU » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:18 pm

SU DOG wrote:Tech kicked off and held Cumberland for -3 yards. CU punted, and the ball was returned to the CU 20. A left end sweep gave Tech the TD and Jim Preas kicked the PAT for the 7-0 score. All of which took about one minute, and was typical of the whole game. Cumberland would receive, gain nothing, and punt, and Tech would score a TD. At the end of the 1st quarter Tech led 63-0. Nine TDs and Preas had kicked all 9 extra points.
As the weary Cumberland players staggered to the other end of the field they were terrified to see a completely new set of Tech players yelling as they ran onto the field.


Reminds me of two games I attended. First was SU at Tech, HCPS’s second game coaching SU, and the second was SU at FSU for Jimbo Fisher’s HC debut.
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