Rich East 20, Cincinnati 16

It was a great battle, on a muddy field with balls bouncing (8 fumbles) and 4 lead changes. The game also saw back-and-forth punting (10 punts) for field position.  The sea-saw started when the Rockets took the opening kickoff downfield only to miss a field goal. The Bengals then drove the field and made their Field goal followed by the Rockets driving the field to make a field goal… and so it went. The score was 6-3 Rockets at Halftime.

Rich East’s Amos Marsh scored the game-winning touchdown on a six-yard scamper.

The Bengals scored the game’s first touchdown, early in the 3rd quarter, when Defender L. Caffey grabbed an errant throw and ran the field for a pick-6 putting the Bengals back on top 10-6. At the end of the 3rd Quarter Rocket Fullback Tom Woodeshick ran 11 yards for paydirt and put the Rockets ahead 13-10. The game would be decided in the 4th quarter.

The score stood still throughout the 4th quarter, as the punters kicked the balls around, until the 6-minute mark; The Rockets runner Amosh Marsh ran it in from 6 yards out and put the Rockets ahead 20-10 with 6 minutes to go.

The Bengals had another drive left in them and drove the field with fine Passing by Craig Morton. Cincinnati made the game close and scored a touchdown with a 28-yard pass to B. Conrad. After 2 onside kicks, the first erased by a penalty, the Rockets kept the ball and sat out the final seconds. A great chess match.

The Rockets gave game balls to RB Gayle Sayers (23 rushes for 105 yards) and to DE Decon Jones (2 sacks) and to the Offensive line unit (271 yards rushing no sacks).

1967 Cincinnati 16, 1967 Rich East 20
1967 Cincinnati3076016
1967 Rich East3377020
Scoring Plays
QtrClockTeamScoring Description(Extra Point)Score
15:241967 CincinnatiM.Percival 30 yd. field goal3-0 CBW
10:181967 Rich EastJ.Bakken 38 yd. field goal3-3 RRW
28:061967 Rich EastJ.Bakken 28 yd. field goal6-3 RRW
312:541967 CincinnatiL.Caffey 32 yd. intercept (M.Percival kick)10-6 CBW
32:421967 Rich EastT.Woodeshick 11 yd. run (J.Bakken kick)13-10 RRW
46:001967 Rich EastA.Marsh 6 yd. run (J.Bakken kick)20-10 RRW
40:371967 CincinnatiB.Conrad 28 yd. pass from C.Morton (kick failed)20-16 RRW
Other Highlights
19:541967 Rich EastMissed Field GoalJim Bakken46
18:061967 CincinnatiPassBobby Joe Conrad31
15:421967 CincinnatiQBSackWillie Townes-5
213:121967 CincinnatiQBSackDave Wilcox-4
22:061967 Rich EastMissed Field GoalJim Bakken41
21:221967 CincinnatiQBSackChuck Hinton-9
39:361967 CincinnatiQBSackDeacon Jones-8
38:421967 CincinnatiFumbleMel Farr 
38:061967 Rich EastFumbleSonny Jurgensen 
41:451967 CincinnatiQBSackDeacon Jones-7
41:301967 CincinnatiPassBobby Joe Conrad40
Team Statistics
 1967 Cincinnati1967 Rich East
First Downs by Rush-Pass-Pen-Total2-7-0-915-5-0-20
Third Down Efficiency2-11-18%4-12-33%
Fourth Down Efficiency0-1-0%0-1-0%
Red Zone Efficiency (pts-poss-pct)3-7-43%14-21-67%
Total Offense-Plays-Avg Yards Per Play188-45-4.2359-67-5.4
Total Net Yards Rushing46271
Total Rushes2053
Average Per Rush2.35.1
Passes Completed/Attempted13/20 (65.0%)11/14 (78.6%)
Net Yards Passing14288
Avg Yards Per Pass8.86.3
Sacked/Yards Lost5/330/0
Punts Received/Return Yardage3/111/2
Total Fumbles/Fumbles Lost5/13/1
Time of Possession24 mins 22 secs35 mins 38 secs
Average Drive StartCBW 23RRW 35
Passing Stats
 AttCompYdsComp %Yds/AttTDTD %INTINT %LongSackRating
1967 Cincinnati
Craig Morton191214463.27.615.300405/33103.8
Milt Plum1131100.031.00000310/0118.8
1967 Rich East
Kent Nix1086080.06.000110.0130/052.1
Sonny Jurgensen432875.07.00000150/093.8
Rushing Stats
 NoYdsAvgLongTD2 Pt ConvFumbles/Lost
1967 Cincinnati
Mel Farr10171.76002/1
Cannonball Butler5244.817000/0
Willis Crenshaw362.05000/0
Craig Morton2-1-0.50002/0
1967 Rich East
Gale Sayers231054.613000/0
Tom Woodeshick14765.416101/0
A.D. Whitfield7578.117000/0
Amos Marsh5275.412100/0
John Gilliam199.09000/0
Sonny Jurgensen100.00001/1
Kent Nix1-1-1.0-1000/0
Homer Jones1-2-2.0-2000/0
Receiving Stats
 NoYdsAvgLongTD2 Pt Conv
1967 Cincinnati
Mel Farr5377.41700
Bobby Joe Conrad39933.04010
Jerry Simmons22613.01400
John Hilton200.0300
John Beasley11313.01300
1967 Rich East
Homer Jones3289.31500
Tom Woodeshick2105.0600
Paul Warfield11313.01300
Amos Marsh11212.01200
John Gilliam188.0800
Jim Gibbons177.0700
A.D. Whitfield155.0500
Jim Bakken155.0500
Field Goals and Extra Points
 1-1920-2930-3940-4950+Totals% MadeXPs
1967 Cincinnati
Mac Percival0/00/01/10/00/01/11001/2
1967 Rich East
Jim Bakken0/01/11/10/20/02/450.02/2
 NoAvgNetTbInside 20LongBlocked
1967 Cincinnati
Bobby Walden741.140.900460
1967 Rich East
Chuck Latourette339.335.702480
Kickoff Returns
1967 Cincinnati
Clint Jones47919.8220
1967 Rich East
Gale Sayers36521.7240
Punt Returns
1967 Cincinnati
Joe Bellino30113.780
1967 Rich East
Gale Sayers1322.020
Individual Defense
 TacklesSacksFum Rec
1967 Cincinnati
Lee Roy Caffey1700
Dale Meinert900
Larry Wilson700
Dick LeBeau601
Jim Houston601
Stan Hindman400
Roland Lakes400
Kermit Alexander400
Jim Kanicki200
Paul Krause100
Ed O’Bradovich100
Ed Flanagan001
Jim Cadile001
Irv Goode001
1967 Rich East
Lee Roy Jordan900
Sam Silas400
Doug Buffone400
Dave Wilcox410
Willie Townes310
Chuck Hinton311
Deacon Jones320
Cornell Green200
Ross Fichtner200
Mike Howell100
Jim Bradshaw100
John Thomas001
John Brown001
1967 Cincinnati
Lee Roy Caffey13232.0321
1967 Rich East
Game Story
In a tightly fought contest, Rich East defeated Cincinnati by the score of 20 to 16. Gale Sayers ran the ball 23 times for 105 yards. Rich East controlled the ground game, out-rushing Cincinnati 271 to 46 yards. They had the advantage in time of possession, having the ball for 35:38. Rich East led after three quarters 13 to 10. Cincinnati had more success in the air, out-passing Rich East 175 to 88 yards.

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