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Super Bowl V

Super Bowl V was played on January 17, 1971 at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida.  The game was broadcast on NBC with Curt Gowdy and Kyle Rote. The final score was Baltimore Colts 16, Dallas Cowboys 13.

Super Bowl V was the first Super Bowl played in a merged National Football League, as well as the first played on an artificial turf surface, namely "Poly Turf". The Baltimore Colts were moved into the American Football Conference from the National Football League prior to this season. (This is why the Colts represented the NFL in Super Bowl III, but not the NFC for Super Bowl V.)

This was the first close Super Bowl, but is not regarded as a classic; in fact, it is sometimes called the "Blooper Bowl". It was filled with poor play, turnovers and officiating miscues.

It is the only Super Bowl for which the Most Valuable Player Award was given to a member of the losing team, linebacker Chuck Howley (who made two interceptions and recovered a fumble to earn MVP honors). It was also the first time that the Super Bowl MVP was given to a defensive team player. In addition, famous Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas did not wear his trademark high-top football shoes in the contest, but wore a pair of low-cut adidas shoes instead.

Baltimore won the game on a last-second field goal by kicker Jim O'Brien, who made up for a missed attempt earlier in the game.

SCORING
Baltimore Colts 0 6 0 10 16
Dallas Cowboys 3 10 0 0 13

Dal–FG Clark 14
Dal–FG Clark 30
Balt–Mackey 75 pass from Unitas (kick blocked)
Dal–Thomas 7 pass from Morton (Clark kick)
Balt–Nowatzke 2 run (O’Brien kick)
Balt–FG O’Brien 32

STARTING LINEUPS
Baltimore (AFC) Offense Dallas (NFC)
Eddie Hinton WR Bob Hayes
Bob Vogel LT Ralph Neely
Glen Ressler LG John Niland
Bill Curry C Dave Manders
John Williams RG Blaine Nye
Dan Sullivan RT Rayfield Wright
John Mackey TE Pettis Norman
Roy Jefferson WR Reggie Rucker
Johnny Unitas QB Craig Morton
Norm Bulaich RB Duane Thomas
Tom Nowatzke RB Walt Garrison
  Defense  
Bubba Smith LE Larry Cole
Billy Ray Smith LT Jethro Pugh
Fred Miller RT Bob Lilly
Roy Hilton RE George Andrie
Ray May LLB Dave Edwards
Mike Curtis MLB Lee Roy Jordan
Ted Hendricks RLB Chuck Howley
Charley Stukes LCB Herb Adderley
Jim Duncan RCB Mel Renfro
Jerry Logan LS Cornell Green
Rick Volk RS Charlie Waters

Substitutions

Baltimore–Offense: K–Jim O’Brien. P–David Lee. QB–Earl Morrall. RB–Sam Havrilak, Jerry Hill, Jack Maitland. TE–Tom Mitchell. WR–Ray Perkins. LINE–Sam Ball, Tom Goode, Cornelius Johnson. Defense: LINE–Billy Newsome. LB–Bob Grant, Robbie Nichols. DB–Ron Gardin, Tom Maxwell. DNP: WR–Jimmy Orr. DT–George Wright.

Dallas–Offense: K–Mike Clark. P–Ron Widby. RB–Calvin Hill, Dan Reeves, Claxton Welch. WR–Dennis Homan. TE–Mike Ditka. LINE–Bob Asher. Defense: LINE–Ron East, Pat Toomay. LB–Steve Kiner, D.D. Lewis, Tom Stincic. DB–Richmond Flowers, Cliff Harris, Mark Washington. DNP: QB–Roger Staubach. T–Tony Liscio.

Officials

Referee–Norm Schachter. Umpire–Paul Trepinski. Head Linesman–Ed Marion. Field Judge–Fritz Graf. Back Judge–Hugh Gamber. Line Judge–Jack Fette.

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS
  Colts Cowboys
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS 14 10
Rushing 4 4
Passing 6 5
Penalty 4 1
TOTAL NET YARDAGE 329 215
Total Offensive Plays 56 59
Average Gain per Offensive Play 5.9 3.6
NET YARDS RUSHING 69 102
Total Rushing Plays 31 31
Average Gain per Rushing Play 2.2 3.3
NET YARDS PASSING 260 113
Pass Att.–Comp.–Int. 25–11–3 26–12–3
Times Sacked–Yards Lost 0–0 2–14
Gross Yards Passing 260 127
Avg. Gain per Pass (Incl. Sacks) 10.4 4.0
PUNTS–YARDS 4–166 9–377
Average Distance 41.5 41.9
Had Blocked 0 0
TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE 159 65
Kickoff Returns–Yards 4–90 3–34
Punt Returns–Yards 5–12 3–9
Interception Returns–Yards 3–57 3–22
TOTAL TURNOVERS 7 4
Fumbles–Lost 5–4 1–1
Had Intercepted 3 3
PENALTIES–YARDS 4–31 10–133
TOTAL POINTS SCORED 16 13
Touchdowns Rushing 1 0
Touchdowns Passing 1 1
Touchdowns Returns 0 0
Extra Points 1 1
Field Goals–Attempts 1–2 2–2
Safeties 0 0
THIRD–DOWN EFFICIENCY 3/11 1/13
FOURTH–DOWN EFFICIENCY 0/1 0/0
TIME OF POSSESSION 28:36 31:24

 

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
Baltimore No. Yds. Avg. Long TD
Nowatzke 10 33 3.3 9 1
Bulaich 18 28 1.6 8 0
Unitas 1 4 4.0 4 0
Havrilak 1 3 3.0 3 0
Morrall 1 1 1.0 1 0
Dallas          
Garrison 12 65 5.4 19 0
Thomas 18 35 1.9 7 0
Morton 1 2 2.0 2 0

 

PASSING
Baltimore Att. Comp. Yds. Long TD Int.
Unitas 9 3 88 75t 1 2
Morrall 15 7 147 45 0 1
Havrilak 1 1 25 25 0 0
Dallas            
Morton 26 12 127 41 1 3

 

RECEIVING
Baltimore No. Yds. Long TD
Jefferson 3 52 23 0
Mackey 2 80 75t 1
Hinton 2 51 26 0
Havrilak 2 27 25 0
Nowatzke 1 45 45 0
Bulaich 1 5 5 0
Dallas        
Reeves 5 46 17 0
Thomas 4 21 7t 1
Garrison 2 19 14 0
Hayes 1 41 41 0

 

INTERCEPTIONS
Baltimore No. Yds. Long TD
Volk 1 30 30 0
Logan 1 14 14 0
Curtis 1 13 13 0
Dallas        
Howley 2 22 22 0
Renfro 1 0 0 0

 

PUNTING
Baltimore No. Yds. Avg. TB Long
Lee 4 166 41.5 1 56
Dallas          
Widby 9 377 41.9 0 49

 

PUNT RETURNS
Baltimore No. FC Yds. Long TD
Gardin 4 3 4 2 0
Logan 1 0 8 8 0
Dallas          
Hayes 3 0 9 7 0

 

KICKOFF RETURNS
Baltimore No. Yds. Long TD
Duncan 4 90 30 0
Dallas        
Harris 1 18 18 0
C. Hill 1 14 14 0
Kiner 1 2 2 0

 

FUMBLES
Baltimore No. Own Rec. Opp. Rec.
Gardin 1 0 0
Unitas 1 0 0
Duncan 1 0 1
Hinton 1 0 0
Morrall 1 1 0
Dallas      
Harris 0 0 1
Pugh 0 0 1
Flowers 0 0 1
Thomas 1 0 0

 

KICKING
Baltimore XP–A FG–A FG Made FG Missed
O’Brien 1–2 1–2 32 52
Dallas        
Clark 1–1 2–2 14,30
 

 

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1970 SUPER BOWL V

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Date: January 17 1971

MVP: Chuck Howley, LB

Stadium: Orange Bowl

Attendance: 79,204

TV Audience: 65,000,000 (ABC)

30 Second Ad: $72,000

National Anthem: Tommy Loy (trumpeter)

Coin Toss: Game referee

Halftime show: Florida A&M Band

Nielsen Rating: 39.9


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