Baltimore Builds 19-3 Lead At Half
Reserves Replace Unitas in Last Two Periods-Boston
Fails to Cross Colts’ 21
By WILLIAM N. WALLACE
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 13 (NY Times) The Baltimore Colts of the National
Football League whipped the Boston Patriots of the American League,
33-3, to day at Harvard Stadium in the second of this summer's "Little
Super Bowl" contests.
With 14 more of these inter-league preseason games ahead, the count is
even at one victory apiece, the Colts' easy triumph coming eight days
after Denver of the A.F.L. surprised the Detroit Lions.
There were few surprises for the crowd of 29,313 today. Shrewd John
Unitas, the Colt quarterback, dissected the Bos ton defense in the first
half, which concluded with Baltimore ahead, 19-3. The Colt defense, one
of the strongest in the senior league, all but shut out the Patriot
offense over 60 minutes of play. It was, however, a respect able
game-not a rout-and the Patriots had nothing to be ashamed about.
Nick Buoniconti, the ail league linebacker and leader of the stunting,
blitzing Boston defense, tried to outguess Unitas and that did not work
out so well. Baltimore's second series of offensive plays saw Unitas
direct his team on a nine-play 59-yird touchdown drive with Tom Matte,
the halfback, scoring on a sweep from the 4.
In the second period, Baltimore scored in two plays from 39 yards out,
the first a 19-yard pass from Unitas to Ray Perkins and the second a
20-yard run up the middle by Jim Detwiler, a rookie halfback. Buoniconti
took himself out of that play by blitzing the quarterback and Detwiler
ran in side of him.
The Colts also made 3 points on a 26-yard field goal by Lou Michaels and
2 points on a safety, when Jon Morris of Bos ton centered the football
over the head of his punter and into the end zone.
The Patriots played their regular offense well into the fourth quarter
in an effort to score points for an enthusiastic hometown crowd. All
they got was one field goal of 37 yards by Gino Cappelletti in the
Vito (Babe) Parilli, the 37 year-old Boston quarterback who played five
seasons in the N.F.L., strove hard to combat the Baltimore defense. His
only two successful weapons were outside passes to Art Graham, his split
end, and offtackle rushes by big Jim Nance, the Patriot fullback who
completed two weeks of National Guard duty on Friday.
Boston gained 85 yards rushing and Nance had 64 of them. Parilli had 12
completions and Graham caught five. The Patriots made only two drives
and the Colt 21 was as far as they went.
Baltimore played two re serve quarterbacks in the second half, Jim Ward
and Terry Southall, and each produced a touchdown. Ward threw a 49-yard
pass that Jim Orr grabbed after Tom Hennessy of Boston had tipped the
ball and juggled it. The play went to the 3 and Jim Welch, shifted from
defensive to offensive halfback, scored on a sweep from there.
Southall, a rookie from Baylor, threw a short pass to Bob Baldwin, a
halfback, and Bald win broke away from a weak tackle by Vic Purvis to go
all the way on a 71-yard play.
Don Shula, the Baltimore
coach, saluted three of the Patriot defensive players, Larry Eisenhauer,
Houston Antwine and Buoniconti, as "outstanding." Bubba Smith, the
heralded Colt rookie defensive tackle who played all the way, found
another one in Len St. Jean, the rugged Boston guard who gave Bubba
plenty of trouble.
Nance had a comment. 'We've
heard a lot about the National League players," he said. "Well, we found
out they were just men, not supermen.”