|Item ID||Egyptian19620925victory.tif |
|Title||Victory Still Eludes Salukis |
|Author||Daily Egyptian |
|Description||A battle of winless teams shapes up for next Saturday when SIU travels to Mt. Pleasant (Mich, ) for a football game with Central Michigan. |
|Original Publication Source||Daily Egyptian |
|Date||1962 September 25 |
|Digital File Format||.TIF (Tagged Image Format) |
|Digital File Publisher||Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale |
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|Collection||University Archives: Daily Egyptian Diversity Articles Index |
|Transcript||Victory Still Eludes Salukis |
A battle of winless teams shapes up for next Saturday when SIU travels to Mt. Pleasant (Mich, ) for a football game with Central Michigan.
Central Michigan has dropped all three of its games while Carmen Piccone's team has come out on the short end of two games.
The most recent Saluki loss was a 14-13 decision to two touchdown favorite Drake University.
Trailing 14-7 with a little more than four minutes remaining in game, SIU took over on the Drake 45-yard line on a pass interception.
Veteran quarterback Vern Pollock went to the air and marched the Salukis 45 yards to a touchdown on a 13-yard aerial to Jim Battle, The score came with 3:27 left in the game and set the stage for Carmen Piccone's biggestdecision since taking over the head coaching position in 1959.
Piccone and his team elected to go for victory instead of a tie. Pollock's attempted pass to Jim Battle for the two-point conversion and victory fell incomplete.
Soutnern had another chance to win the game with 1:25 remaining. Drake lost the ball on downs after taking over on its own five-yard line, The Salukis held on downs and Pollock began passing again hoping to score the winning touchdown.
But on the third pass attempt Drake intercepted and the game ended.
Charles Hamilton scored the first Southern touchdown after a Drake pass interference penalty gave the Salukis the ball on the three yard line, Hamilton plunged over for the touchdown and Bob Hight added the point after touchdown to give Piccone's squad a 7-7 tie at intermission.
Drake took the 14-7 lead early in the third quarter on Billy (Hippity Hop) Harper's passing, Harper passed 33- yards to Jimmy Thomas for the leading touchdown. Barto added the all-important extra point and Drake had its narrow victory,
The game ended in a helmet swinging contest with both benches emptying. The free for all lasted only a couple of minutes before order was restored.