Curt Gowdy Football League 1972 Super Bowl II NFC Cedarhurst Bulldogs vs. AFC Willamette Wolverines

Cedarhurst Bulldogs            
             
TE   Beasley, John
DE   Berry, Royce
RB   Bertelsen, Jim
C    Blue, Forrest
WR   Briscoe, Marlin
T    Brown, Bob
DT   Brown, Bob
OLB  Brupbacher, Ross
RB   Bulaich, Norm
T    Carr, Lavert
ILB  Davis, Henry
QB   Dawson, Len
QB   Dowling, Brian
RB   Dressler, Doug
CB   Duncan, Speedy
CB   Ellis, Ken
G    Enderle, Dick
CB   Ford, Charlie
RB   Fuqua, John
WR   Glass, Chip
S    Green, Cornell
DT   Gregory, Bill
OLB  Hansen, Don
OLB  Hendricks, Ted
S    Houston, Ken
S    Jackson, Honor
LB   Long, Mel
TE   Mitchell, Jim
RB   Mul-Key, Herb
DT   Nelson, Bill
DE   Philbin, Gerry
S    Rasmussen, Wayne
WR   Reynolds, Tom
T    Schuh, Harry
WR   Sellers, Ron
WR   Sherman, Rod
G    Snider, Mal
C-G  Sunde, Milt
CB   Thomas, Emmitt
G    Van Dyke, Bruce
P    Weaver, Herman
TE   White, Jan
DE   Williams, Clarence
K    Yepremian, Garo
Willamette Wolverines            
             
RB   Adamle, Mike
S    Anderson, Dick
P    Blanchard, Tom
CB   Blount, Mel
CB   Bolton, Ron
RB   Brown, Ken
DE   Carpenter, Ron
DE   Cole, Larry
RB   Davis, Steve
G    Finnie, Roger
TE   Frazier, Willie
T    Green, Donnie
DT   Holmes, Ernie
RB   Hubbard, Marv
OLB  Irons, Gerald
ILB  Jordan, Lee Roy
QB   Jurgensen, Sonny
QB   Kilmer, Billy
C    Kuziel, Bob
RB   Leigh, Charlie
G    Maurer, Andy
DT   McGee, Ben
OLB  McKoy, Bill
DE   Mitchell, Jim
WR   Moore, Bobby
T    Moore, Wayne
K    Muhlmann, Horst
G-T  Mullins, Gerry
CB   Mumphford, Lloyd
T    Neely, Ralph
G    Nye, Blaine
S    Preece, Steve
QB   Reed, Joe
RB   Reed, Oscar
DT   Rowe, Bob
RB   Shy, Don
WR   Speyrer, Cotton
OLB  Stallings, Larry
WR   Stowe, Otto
OLB  Swift, Doug
WR   Taylor, Charley
TE   Trumpy, Bob
C-G  Van Note, Jeff
S    Wagner, Mike
ILB  Werner, Clyde

      
         
         TEAM STATS
 1972 Cedarhurst Bulldogs   10-4
         
                 Team           Opp             W/L   Game Scores            
     Points       366           235             0-1    0  Willamette 13       
First Downs       335           161             1-1   34  Miami Valley 17     
       Rush       152            78             1-2    0 @Ft. Lauderdale 30   
       Pass       156            64             2-2   42  Gate City 17        
        Pen        27            19             3-2   34 @Jersey 14           
  Penalties       100            90             3-3   10 @Duluth 16           
      Yards       918           882             4-3   28 @Gate City 21        
                                                5-3   34  Iron Mountain 29    
Rushing Att       534           448             6-3   28  Jersey 6            
      Yards      2667          1767             7-3   45  Woodbine 7          
        Ave       5.0           3.9             8-3   31 @New York 3          
         TD        27             8             9-3   32 @Reading 29          
                                                9-4   17 @Iron Mountain 26    
Passing Att       490           399            10-4   31  Reading 7           
       Comp       285           171       
          %      58.2          42.9       
        Int        25            24       
          %       5.1           6.0       
         TD        15            16       
          %       3.1           4.0       
      Yards      3160          2352       
     Sacked         7            33       
         
Punt Return        56            29       
      Yards       664           306       
        Ave      11.9          10.6       
         
Kick Return        30            20 
      Yards       618           525 
        Ave      20.6          26.3
         
      Punts        57            83 
      Yards      2297          3623 
        Ave      40.3          43.7
         
     FG Att        34            28 
       Made        15            23 
          %      44.1          82.1
         
Third Downs       208           210 
       Made        89            60 
          %      42.8          28.6
         
Fourth Downs       10            10 
       Made         3             1 
          %      30.0          10.0
         
   Safeties         0             0 
    Fumbles        24            27 
       Lost        13            17 
  Turnovers        38            41 
         
Net Offense      5771          3896 
   Per Play       5.6           4.4
         
         
TEAM REPORT
         
1972 Cedarhurst Bulldogs
Rushing    Att  Yds  Ave 10  FD Lg TD  Receiving   Rec Dp  Yds  Ave 25 FD Lg TD
Bertelsen  142  733  5.2 22  37 42  5  Sherman      54  3  617 11.4  6 28 40  3
Dressler   144  714  5.0 15  38 35  6  Sellers      41  4  752 18.3 10 30 58  3
Fuqua      156  674  4.3 10  52 47 15  Mitchell J   36  2  377 10.5  0 21 24  2
Mul-Key     39  297  7.6 11  14 35  1  Dressler     34  1  236  6.9  0 17 15  1
Bulaich     29  149  5.1  4   6 16  0  Bertelsen    32  1  180  5.6  1  7 29  1
Dawson      14   54  3.9  3   3 22  0  Briscoe      20  0  320 16.0  3 14 44  2
Dowling      9   35  3.9  0   0  9  0  Beasley      19  1  210 11.1  0 14 22  2
Glass        1   11 11.0  1   1 11  0  Fuqua        16  0  142  8.9  0  5 24  0
           534 2667  5.0 66 152 47 27  Glass        16  0  190 11.9  1  8 40  0
                                       Bulaich       6  0   39  6.5  0  3 12  0
                                       Reynolds T    5  0   43  8.6  0  2 14  0
                                       White J       4  2   36  9.0  0  3 11  0
                                       Mul-Key       2  2   18  9.0  0  1 13  1
                                                   285 16 3160 11.1 21153 58 15
         
         
Passing     Att Cmp    C%  Yds  Ave  Lg  Bd 25  In    I%   Sk  TD   TD%  Rate
Dowling      69  44  63.8  676 15.4  58   8  7   2   2.9    1   4   5.8 103.3
Dawson      421 241  57.2 2484 10.3  46  39 14  23   5.5    6  11   2.6  60.3
            490 285  58.2 3160 11.1  58  47 21  25   5.1    7  15   3.1  66.4
         
Kicking      XPA XPM   XP%  FGA FGM   FG%    40+   50+   Lg   Pts
Yepremian     46  43  93.5   34  15  44.1   50.0  50.0   50    88
         
Punting        No Yards  Lg TB BK 20   Ret  Yds    Net   Gross
Weaver H       57  2297  59  8  0 16    29  306   32.1    40.3
         
Kick Returns  No Yards  Ave   Lg TD     Punt Returns  No FC Yards  Ave  Lg TD
Duncan        22   475  21.6  40  0      Bertelsen     3  1    26  8.7  12  0
Mul-Key        5   103  20.6  30  0      Houston K    13  5   109  8.4  39  0
Matheson       2    27  13.5  14  0      Ellis K      40  1   529 13.2  71  1
Bertelsen      1    13  13.0  13  0                   56  7   664 11.9  71  1
Schuh          1     0   0.0   0  0
              30   618  20.6  40  0
         
Fumbles                                                                        
Bertelse  7   Bulaich    4   Dawson     2   Mul-Key    2
Dressler  4   Fuqua      2   Houston    2   Sherman    1
         
Sacks        Hurries      Stuffs       Deflections  Forced Fmb   Fumble Rec
Berry     8  Berry    14  Brupbach 14  Ellis K  15  Williams 14  Blue      4
Williams  7  Hendrick 12  Hendrick 13  Ford     13  Gregory   2  Davis H   4
Hendrick  7  Williams 11  Williams  8  Houston  10  Matheson  2  Berry     2
Gregory   4  Brown B  11  Brown B   7  Green     5  Hendrick  2  Williams  2
Davis H   4  Davis H   8  Gregory   6  Thomas E  4  Ford      2  Brown B   2
Brown B   3  Gregory   4  Davis H   3  Davis H   3  Davis H   1  Ellis K   2
                          Berry     3  Rasmusse  3  Ellis K   1  Snider    1
                          Philbin   1  Brupbach  2  Green     1  Glass     1
                                       Duncan    2  Brown B   1  Mitchell  1
                                       Brown B   2  Long      1  Gregory   1
                                       Long      1               Sherman   1
         
Tackles                                                                        
Davis H   95  Houston    46  Brown B    37  Matheson   16  Rasmusse    6
Hendrick  92  Williams   45  Gregory    32  Jackson    16  Hansen      6
Brupbach  84  Berry      45  Green      28  Long       14  Philbin     6
Ellis K   69  Ford       39  Thomas E   17  Duncan     10  Nelson B    2
         
Ints      No Yds  Ave  Lg TD
Ford       7 105 15.0  48  1
Ellis K    4 176 44.0  91  2
Green      3   0  0.0   0  0
Hendricks  3  19  6.3  19  0
Davis H    2  56 28.0  31  0
Thomas E   1   0  0.0   0  0
Brupbache  1   8  8.0   8  0
Brown B    1   0  0.0   0  0
Houston K  1   0  0.0   0  0
Rasmussen  1   0  0.0   0  0
          24 364 15.2  91  3
         
         
         
         
         TEAM STATS
 1972 Willamette Wolverines   14-0
         
                 Team           Opp             W/L   Game Scores            
     Points       444           104             1-0   13 @Cedarhurst 0        
First Downs       330           197             2-0   33  Canton 0            
       Rush       159            80             3-0   48  New York 0          
       Pass       144            96             4-0   44  Jersey 7            
        Pen        27            21             5-0   39 @New York 7          
  Penalties        89           102             6-0   34  Marathon 0          
      Yards       766           885             7-0   21 @Waikiki 13          
                                                8-0   31 @Hudson Valley 7     
Rushing Att       700           442             9-0   19  Waikiki 17          
      Yards      2965          2005            10-0   34  Hudson Valley 10    
        Ave       4.2           4.5            11-0   37  Chicago 17          
         TD        28             4            12-0   30 @Houston 6           
                                               13-0   31 @Marathon 3          
Passing Att       297           422            14-0   30 @Woodbine 17         
       Comp       197           161       
          %      66.3          38.2       
        Int        14            33       
          %       4.7           7.8       
         TD        19             7       
          %       6.4           1.7       
      Yards      2913          1903       
     Sacked         6            31       
         
Punt Return        54            22       
      Yards       335           144       
        Ave       6.2           6.5       
         
Kick Return        22            36 
      Yards       503           820 
        Ave      22.9          22.8
         
      Punts        48            89 
      Yards      2052          3852 
        Ave      42.8          43.3
         
     FG Att        49            16 
       Made        34             9 
          %      69.4          56.3
         
Third Downs       217           211 
       Made        92            53 
          %      42.4          25.1
         
Fourth Downs        3            22 
       Made         1             8 
          %      33.3          36.4
         
   Safeties         0             0 
    Fumbles        39            28 
       Lost        19            15 
  Turnovers        33            48 
         
Net Offense      5828          3683 
   Per Play       5.8           4.1
         
         
TEAM REPORT
         
1972 Willamette Wolverines
Rushing    Att  Yds  Ave 10  FD Lg TD  Receiving   Rec Dp  Yds  Ave 25 FD Lg TD
Hubbard    246 1385  5.6 45  78 39 16  Taylor, C    51  5  828 16.2 11 38 76  3
Reed O     166  628  3.8 15  30 43  5  Trumpy       44  2  460 10.5  1 34 26  9
Shy         95  284  3.0  8  14 20  1  Moore B      30  0  816 27.2 20 27 43  3
Adamle      74  274  3.7  8  13 19  1  Reed O       22  3  243 11.0  0 11 23  1
Davis St    19  116  6.1  4   6 24  1  Hubbard      16  1  151  9.4  0  8 14  0
Brown K     36  112  3.1  1   7 10  3  Stowe        12  0  180 15.0  1  9 25  1
Taylor, C    3   69 23.0  3   3 33  0  Adamle        9  0   97 10.8  0  6 17  1
Leigh       24   45  1.9  1   3 12  0  Shy           5  0   40  8.0  0  3 10  1
Moore B      9   41  4.6  1   2 23  0  Frazier       5  0   55 11.0  0  4 14  0
Jurgensen   10   21  2.1  1   3 14  1  Speyrer       2  0   31 15.5  0  1 19  0
Kilmer      18  -10 -0.6  0   0  3  0  Brown K       1  0   12 12.0  0  1 12  0
           700 2965  4.2 87 159 43 28              197 11 2913 14.8 33142 76 19
         
         
Passing     Att Cmp    C%  Yds  Ave  Lg  Bd 25  In    I%   Sk  TD   TD%  Rate
Jurgensen    58  48  82.8  711 14.8  43   1  4   4   6.9    1   2   3.4 100.5
Kilmer      239 149  62.3 2202 14.8  76  21 29  10   4.2    5  17   7.1  98.7
            297 197  66.3 2913 14.8  76  22 33  14   4.7    6  19   6.4  99.9
         
Kicking      XPA XPM   XP%  FGA FGM   FG%    40+   50+   Lg   Pts
Muhlmann      49  48  98.0   49  34  69.4   66.7   0.0   48   150
         
Punting        No Yards  Lg TB BK 20   Ret  Yds    Net   Gross
Blanchard      48  2052  59  4  2 24    22  144   38.1    42.8
         
Kick Returns  No Yards  Ave   Lg TD     Punt Returns  No FC Yards  Ave  Lg TD
Brown K        4    92  23.0  35  0      Adamle        7  0    34  4.9   7  0
Moore B       18   411  22.8  39  0      Leigh        47 10   301  6.4  24  0
Trumpy         1     0   0.0   0  0                   54 10   335  6.2  24  0
              22   503  22.9  39  0
         
Fumbles                                                                        
Reed O   11   Leigh      6   Kilmer     4   Jurgense   2   Taylor,    1
Hubbard   7   Shy        4   Moore B    3   Davis St   1
         
Sacks        Hurries      Stuffs       Deflections  Forced Fmb   Fumble Rec
Carpente  8  Carpente 22  McKoy     9  Anderson 20  McGee B  15  Trumpy    4
McGee B   5  McKoy    14  Holmes E  6  Blount   12  Jordan L  2  Van Note  4
Cole      4  McGee B  11  McGee B   6  Wagner M 12  Swift     2  Moore B   3
Stalling  4  Swift    10  Jordan L  5  Mumphfor 11  McKoy     2  Nye       3
Swift     4  Cole      8  Stalling  4  Swift     3  Mumphfor  2  Green D   3
McKoy     4  Stalling  3  Carpente  4  Jordan L  2  Werner    2  Cole      2
Irons     1  Mitchell  1  Cole      3  McKoy     2  Anderson  1  Holmes E  2
Mitchell  1               Swift     2  Preece    2  Mitchell  1  Jordan L  2
         
Tackles                                                                        
McKoy     91  Swift      63  McGee B    44  Werner     40  Holmes E   20  Preece      9
Jordan L  83  Wagner M   60  Mumphfor   42  Cole       38  Mitchell   13  Bolton      5
Blount    64  Anderson   56  Stalling   41  Carpente   25  Irons      11  Rowe B      4
         
Ints      No Yds  Ave  Lg TD
Mumphford  7 116 16.6  45  1
Wagner M   6  55  9.2  35  0
Jordan L   5   8  1.6   8  0
Swift      4  16  4.0  12  0
Anderson   4  53 13.3  20  0
McKoy      2   0  0.0   0  0
Blount     1   0  0.0   0  0
Irons      1  20 20.0  20  1
Rowe B     1   0  0.0   0  0
McGee B    1   0  0.0   0  0
Preece     1  27 27.0  27  0
          33 295  8.9  45  2
         
         
         
Team and Player Rankings
         
         Offense
#6 in points per game 26.1 
#3 in yards per play 5.6
#2 in yards per game 412.2
#3 in rushing yards per game 190.5
#2 in passing yards per game 221.7
#10 in passer rating 66.4
         
Defense
#5 in points allowed per game 16.8 
#4 in yards allowed per play 4.4
#4 in yards allowed per game 278.3
#2 in rushing yards allowed per game 126.2
#5 in passing yards allowed per game 152.1
#4 in passer rating against 50.7
         
Individuals
         
Rushing
Jim Bertelsen, 733 yards, 18th
Doug Dressler, 714 yards, 19th
 
        
Receiving
Rod Sherman, 54 receptions, 7th
         
Passing
Len Dawson, 60.3 rating, 12th
         
 
Interceptions
Charlie Ford, 7 interceptions, tied for 3rd
         
Sacks
Royce Berry, 8 sacks, tied for 10th
         
Kickoff Returns
Speedy Duncan, 21.6 avg, 17th
         
Punt Returns
Ken Ellis, 13.2 avg, 1st
 
         
Place Kicking
Gary Yeperemian, 44.1% FG made, 19th
 
         
Punting
Herman Weaver, 40.3 avg, 17th
         
         
Team and Player Rankings
         
         Offense
#1 in points per game 31.7
#1 in yards per play 5.8
#1 in yards per game 416.3
#1 in rushing yards per game 211.8
#5 in passing yards per game 204.5
#1 in passer rating 99.9
         
Defense
#1 in points allowed per game 7.4
#2 in yards allowed per play 4.1
#3 in yards allowed per game 263.1
#9 in rushing yards allowed per game 143.2
#2 in passing yards allowed per game 119.7
#1 in passer rating against 25.6
         
Individuals
         
Rushing
Marv Hubbard, 1385 yards, 1st
 
         
Receiving
Charley Taylor, 51 receptions, 9th
Bob Trumpy, 44 receptions, 16th
      
         
Passing
Billy Kilmer, 98.7 rating, 2nd
    
      
Interceptions
Lloyd Mumphord, 7 interceptions, tied for 3rd
Mike Wagner, 6 interceptions, tied for 6th
Lee Roy Jordan, 5 interceptions, tied for 12th
      
         
Sacks
Ron Carpenter, 8 sacks, tied for 10th
         
Kickoff Returns
Bobby Moore, 22.8 avg, 15th
 
        
Punt Returns
Charlie Leigh, 6.4 avg, 9th
         
Place Kicking
Horst Muhlmann, 69.4% FG made, 9th
         
Punting
Tom Blanchard, 42.8, 6th
         

How they got here...the Bulldogs began the season by losing 2 of their first 3 games, including an opening day loss to these same Willamette Wolverines. After 6 games the Bulldogs were mired in mediocrity at 3-3. The Bulldogs then reeled off 6 wins in a row, averaging 33 points per game. A 26-17 loss at Iron Mountain in week 13 decided the division, but the Bulldogs continued into the playoffs as a wild card.

In the opening round of the playoffs, Cedarhurst avenged their week 13 loss by upsetting the Miners 43-28 behind Ken Ellis' punt return for a TD and Jim Bertelsen's 100 yard day on the ground.

The NFC Championship Game took the Bulldogs to Fort Lauderdale to take on the 13-1-1 Trojans. The Bulldogs lost a week 3 battle with Fort Lauderdale 30-0. The Trojan defense shut down the running game, allowing just 51 yards. This game was quite a different experience! Doug Dressler was the star, picking up 142 yards rushing and Bertelsen added 75 more as Cedarhurst controlled the clock and the field. Garo Yepremian nailed 3 field goals to send the Bulldogs to the Super Bowl again, 23-10.

How they got here...the Wolverines opened the year with three consecutive shutouts and never looked back. Billy Kilmer and Marv Hubbard were an impressive dual threat, posting an average of 31 points per game during this 3 game stretch. In week 4 Jersey finally scored on the Wolverines, but still lost 44-7. Willamette faced division foes Marathon and Waikiki in weeks 6 and 7, and answered those questions 34-0 and 21-13. That's 7 games, 4 shutouts. It became clear that an undefeated 14-0 season was going to be a possibility. In week 9 the Wolverines got a scare from Waikiki, but held on for a 19-17 win. Waikiki came from a 19-7 deficit to pull to within 2 in the 4th quarter, but could not get near enough to try a field goal during either of their final 2 possessions. The final game of the year put Willamette up against Woodbine in a must-win game for the Tigers. Billy Kilmer went down to injury in the game, but Sonny Jurgensen relieved and was 13 of 15 for 205 yards to lead the Wolverines to a 30-7 win and a perfect regular season record of 14-0.

Willamette opened the playoffs against Waikiki. A Jurgensen TD pass and two Horst Muhlmann field goals gave the Wolverines a 13-0 lead. But Pete Liske brought the Warriors back, pulling to within 6 at 16-10. Mulhmann added another field goal, Art Malone answered with a TD. But time ran out on the Warriors, who lost again by a 19-17 score.

In the AFC Championship Game the Wolverine defense took control of the game. The held Joe Namath to just 38% passing, forced 4 turnovers and won 26-6. Marv Hubbard ran for 145 yards, and the record runs to 16-0.