IRISH BEAT BUCKEYES IN THRILLING GAME BY 7-2
largest crowd ever to push its way into the local stadium
witnessed an alert Notre Dame team triumph 7-2 over the
tricky ball-handling outfit from Ohio State. Led by
California's speedy "Bunny" McCormick and the hard driving
sophmore fullback Simonich the Fighting Irish dominated the
Ohioans in every department.
which showered at intervals did not dim the enthusiasm of
the capacity crowd which was brought to its feet in the closing
minutes by a determined Ohio State drive that was
reminiscent of last year's contest. Taking the ball deep in
its own territroy Ohio State passed its way to the Irish 12
yard line before losing the ball on two incomplete passes
into the endzone.
State scored first capitalizing on a fumble early in the
second period. From near his own goal line Miller, on a fake
kick, broke through the line only to lose the ball when he
was tackled hard by the Scarlet secondary. Ohio State
registered a first down, but was then stopped with a
touchdown in sight. A safety was good for two points, and
the Irish were trailing 2-0.
an exchange of kicks the Laydenmen started to move. A pass
to McCormick was good on the two yard line, and on the next
play McCormick started swiftly over tackle, and dashed into
the end zone for a touchdown. Wojcihovski was rushed in to
hold the ball for Danbom, who booted a perfect placement to
make the score 7-2.
second half found Ohio State using every trick in its "razzle
dazzle" in an attempt to break loose for a score, but the
hard charging Irish line broke up most of the plays before
they could get under way. In the closing minutes red shirted
receivers managed in elude the Notre Dame secondary, and
several completed passes brought the ball to the Irish 12
line. In a desperate attempt to score before the gun went
off the Ohioans threw two passes into the endzone, both of
which were incomplete. According to the new rules Notre Dame
received the ball, and for the remaining seconds they held
on to it.
the features of the game was the performance of Simonich.
This husky 200 pounder was given his chance and he came
through in a manner that ought to give the other fullbacks
something to worry about. Time after time he crashed through
the powerful Ohio line for gains. When not advancing the
ball through sheer power this second year man. was clearing
the way with some of the best blocking displayed by an Irish
player to date.