The 1960 College All-Star Game

All-Star Roster

 

CHICAGO, Aug. 12 (AP)- Johnny Unitas still is the best gun this side of the Pecos.

 

The triggerman of the Baltimore Colts fired three touchdowns and an assortment of other shots Friday night in sending the National Football League champions to a 32-7 victory over a scrappy bunch of College All-Stars.

 

A crowd of 70,000 saw the game in Soldier Field in balmy, moonlight weather and countless others watched it on television. They saw that the Colts are ready for a fast draw in aiming for their third straight NFL title this season.

 

Unitas' passing was in midseason form, and so was his main target- halfback Lenny Moore.

 

For Coach Otto Graham's graduated collegians, virtually all of whom now will report as rookies to NFL camps, the game was a valuable lesson in the caliber of professional football.

 

Johnny hit Moore for a 3-yard touchdown in the first period; he rifled 3 (video) and 18-yard scoring passes to him in the second and, in all, connected 17 times in 29 tosses for 237 yards.

 

Other principal Colt receivers, as usual, were ends Ray Berry and Jim Mutscheller, who combined for 9 catches good for 153 yards.

 

In addition to adding all extra points, Steve Myhra booted two field goals of 27 yards and another of 38.

 

Baltimore also got a safety, in the third quarter as George Izo of Notre Dame (who will report to the St. Louis Cardinals) was mobbed behind the goal line.

 

The Colts scored in each quarter and more or less coasted home after rolling up a 24-0 halftime bulge.

 

The Colts trimmed the All-Stars 29-0 last year. The pro champions now have won 17 games in the series while losing 8. There have been two ties.

 

If a team ever looked good in defeat, it was the All-Stars. Don Meredith of Southern Methodist (Dallas Cowboys) clicked on 8 of 20 passes for 156 yards. End Gail Cogdill of Washington State (Detroit Lions) stood out as a receiver with 5 catches for 64 yards.

 

The All-Stars were completely overwhelmed on the ground, netting a mere 13 yard.

 

Note: By this time in the series, following the back-to-back impressive Colts' victories, it was becoming obvious that professional football had become superior as evidenced by this article form the Associated Press:

 

Colts Rougher Than Expected By All-Stars

 

CHICAGO (AP) - The College All-Stars agreed to the man that the Baltimore Colts were a little rougher than they had expected in the collegiates' 32-7 beating at the hands of the professional champions at Soldier Field Friday night.

 

"They outsmarted and outsharped us," said Head Coach Otto Graham, "but they didn't outhustle us."

 

Graham admitted he never expected the All-Stars to defeat the Colts, but added, "It sure would have been nice."

 

The former Cleveland Brown passing ace, asked if he would like a rematch, said:

 

"You're darned right I would. Now maybe these kids would realize what we've been telling them. After all, you can't expect them to learn everything in three weeks and then beat the champions."

 

Graham said the 1960 edition of the All-Stars played a much better game than the group he coached last year in a 29-0 defeat at the hands of the Colts.

 

His big complaint was that his team couldn't give his passers adequate protection. "We worked on pass protection long and hard," he said. "But they just couldn't master it. I guess they don't- teach pass protection in the colleges like they should."

 

The Colts took their victory in stride. Baltimore Coach Weeb Ewbank declined to compare the 1960 All-Stars with last year's team.

 

"Graham had them hustling," said Ewbank, "but they just didn't have the experience. As for us, it was a good workout and gave me a chance to test my rookies."

 

Richard Bass of Pacific eludes Don Schnick on 25 yard 2nd quarter reception.

 

Murray Olderman Cartoon

 

 

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