The 1955 College All-Star Game

All-Star Roster

 

CHICAGO, Aug. 12 (U.P.) Four former pro coaches who seldom, if ever, could get the better of Paul Brown, succeeded in doing so Friday night when their boys did a man's job in beating the Cleveland Browns.

 

Coaches Curly Lambeau, Hunk Anderson, Steve Owen and Hampton Pool got some consolation as their fine squad of thoroughly drilled All-Stars rolled up a record 30-27 triumph over the world pro champions. It was the first time the Browns lost a game in Chicago.

 

Some 75,000 fans and a national television audience saw the best coached collegiate team in years win their first decision over the pros since 1950. The Stars also scored their biggest point total since the series was inaugurated

in 1934.

 

It was the first time old pro hands were called upon to coach the All-Stars- but it undoubtedly won't be the last- and the Lambeau-Anderson-Owen - Pool combo can consider itself the best unemployed pro football staff in the business.

 

But they also had the manpower and brawn to cope with a Cleveland team lacking its great quarterback, Otto Graham, who retired.

 

Stardom has to go to tiny Tad Weed of Ohio State, a practice perfect placekicker who booted three field goals and two extra points; quarterback Ralph Guglielmi of Notre Dame, who ran, passed and generaled the team unerringly and Baylor's 190-pound halfback, L. G. Dupre, who bolted 74 yards in 12 carries and took three passes for 49 more.

 

This threesome should have a great future in pro ranks which they now join officially- the 140-pound Weed with the Los Angeles Rams, Guglielmi with the Washington Redskins and Dupre with the Baltimore Colts.

 

Guglielmi played the full game on offense and kept busy when he was not in the game taking notes on plays phoned down from the rim of Soldier Field by the methodical former Ram coach, Pool.

 

The 1954 All-America hit on 10 out of 19 tosses for 129 yards and picked up 6 yards on keeper plays. The "up front" men- with linebackers Tom Bettis of Purdue, Frank Bernardi of Colorado and Sam Palumbo of Notre Dame among the top performers- held the Browns to 163 yards rushing and 162 passing on the 9 out of 15 completions by George Ratterman.

 

The collegians picked up 200 yards rushing.

 

The see-saw scoring came this way:

 

First Quarter

Weed put the Stars ahead 3-0 with a 21-yard field goal. Ratterman sneaked over from one foot after a long Browns' march. The Browns led 7-3.

 

Second Quarter

Frank Eidom of Southern Methodist smashed the final three yards after a 48-yard kickoff return by Marquette's Ron Drzewiecki and Dupre's 19-yard sprint. All-Stars, 10-7.

 

Renfro scored on an 18-yard pitchout run to cap a 76-yard thrust in 10 plays. Browns, 14-10 (video).

 

Dupre's running set up a 5-yard scoring pitch to Henry Hair of Georgia Tech. All Stars, 17-14 (video).

 

Ratterman passed 42 yards to Dante Lavelli then 25 to Renfro for a touchdown (video). Lou Groza's conversion attempt was blocked. Browns, 20-17.

 

Third Quarter

Weed place-kicked a 14-yard field goal. Browns 20. All-Stars 20.

 

Fourth Quarter

Guglielmi hit Dupre for 19 yards to the Browns' 1. Mel Triplett of Toledo boomed across, Dave Leggett of Ohio State ran the ball over for the extra point. All-Stars, 27-20 (video).

 

Weed booted a 34-yard field goal, All-Stars 30-20.

 

Curly Morrison barreled five yards to score ending the 80-yard march with time running out as the All-Stars won 30-27.

 

Oklahoma's Max Boydston catches pass over Cleveland's Tommy James.

 

Rice's Dick Moegle powers through Browns' line.

 

Baylor's L.G. Dupree flys through Browns' defense.

 

Notre Dame's Ralph Gugliemi and Ohio State's Tad Weed (holding shoe) were All-Star heroes.

 

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