1962 HOUSTON OILERS – Statis Pro Football – Game #3/14 – Houston Oilers at San Diego

Posted: July 29, 2022 in Houston Oilers, sport, Statis Pro Football

Box Office – The Music Man (Robert Preston, Shirley Jones)
trailer- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e74V0nEEOIY
Billboard #1 – Sherry – The Four Seasons
UK #1 – She’s Not You – Elvis Presley

Oilers come through third straight stern test

Houston were forced to come from behind twice in order to break the hoodoo San Diego have had over them since 1960. Despite being unbeaten in the first two games, Houston have struggled against San Diego in previous encounters and even though the Chargers ’62 team has not yet impressed, Houston needed to be on their best to win a competitive encounter. AFL champions San Diego were clearly in no mood to make it easy for Houston and came out of the blocks with all guns firing. 2 TD’s either side of q1 gave them a 13 point lead before Houston sparked into life. Blanda elected to use the diminutive 5’6″ Charley Tolar as his main rushing weapon while passing to any option when the opportunity arose.

With the score 14-13 in Houston’s favour at half time, the tide appeared to have turned and when Blanda scored from a sneak to extend the Oilers lead, they looked well in control. It took San Diego just 3 minutes to respond when Keith Lincoln burst through the Oilers defense to score a 33 yard rushing TD. San Diego then pulled ahead 23-21 half way into the final quarter from a 40 yard George Blair FG. At times like these the team needs a calm head at the helm and so it was that Blanda put in a masterful display keeping his opponents on the back foot as he drove towards the Chargers end zone setting up Tolar’s 2nd TD of the game. When Oilers captain Ed Husmann marshalled his troops to hold the Chargers on their next drive, it allowed Blanda to put the game almost out of reach with a 24 yard FG. Even then San Diego refused to lie down coming back strongly before a Don Floyd sack finally put the game out of reach. The result was a personal triumph for George Blanda who posted his best career completion percentage in this game.

23 Sep 1962 – At Balboa Stadium, San Diego CA.
Att. 33,673 – Weather – Fair
Houston Oilers01471031
San Diego Chargers767323
Real Life Houston 42 San Diego 17

q1 08:30 – SD – Don Norton SE1 – 10 pass (George Blair kick)

q2 13:10 – SD – Don Norton SE1 – 16 pass (kick missed)

q2 09:10 – HO – Charley Tolar FB1 – 7 run (George Blanda kick)

q2 01:20 – HO – Dave Smith FB3 – 2 run (George Blanda kick)

q3 07:40 – HO – George Blanda QBA4/PK – 1 sneak (George Blanda12 kick

q3 04:00 – SD – Keith Lincoln HB2 – 33 run (George Blair kick)

q4 07:30 – SD – George Blair PK/DB – 40 kick

q4 02:50 – HO – Charley Tolar FB1 – 7 run (George Blanda kick)

q4 01:05 – HO – George Blanda QBA4/PK – 24 kick

Don Floyd registered the crucial sack to end the game
Fred Glick homes in

George Blanda QBA4/PK322122465.5%01172.92
Charley Hennigan WR134615.3160
Bill Groman WR3(2) 5459.0190
Willard Dewveall WR2 23216.0200
Charley Tolar FB113232.0320
Bob McLeod TE233010.0170
Billy Cannon HB24256.390
Charley Frazier WR4199.090
Dave Smith FB3252.550
numbers in bold indicate personal best

Charley Tolar FB1291384.8162
Dave Smith FB35397.8151
Billy Cannon HB27263.790
George Blanda QBA4/PK111.011
numbers in bold indicate personal best

Eastern DivisionWLT
Western DivisionWLT

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