A TOUCHDOWN ON EVERY PLAY

San Francisco 49ers meet Detroit Lions in typical pro football game—plenty of scoring and a full stadium
November 01, 1954

One of the things that distinguishes professional football from the college game is that the pros aim for a touchdown on every play. Last weekend this strategy produced the incredible total of 254 points in six games. The best of these high-scoring battles was put on by the champion Detroit Lions and the San Francisco 49ers before a crowd of 59,600 at San Francisco's Kezar Stadium.

The 49ers won 37-31 but not before Detroit, resurgent behind the quarterbacking and passing of Second-string Quarterback Tom Dublinski, scored three touchdowns and almost succeeded in making up what appeared to be an insurmountable deficit. But the lead piled up by the accurate passing of 49er Quarterback Y. A. Tittle and the National Football League's most destructive running game, with Hugh McElhenny, Joe Perry and John Henry Johnson, combined to put the game out of reach. They may not have died for old Siwash but the pros had put on a football show that will fill Kezar and other pro stadiums for weeks to come.

PHOTOBILL YOUNGSAN FRANCISCO RECEIVER RUNS INTO FLAT FOR PASS FROM QUARTERBACK TITTLE PHOTODETROIT END JIM DORAN CATCHES TOM DUBLINSKI'S SHORT PASS IN END ZONE FOR A TOUCHDOWN DURING THE THIRD QUARTER
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)