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Super Bowl XIII

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Super Bowl XIII was played on January 21, 1979 in Miami, Florida. The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Dallas Cowboys35 to 31. The game was broadcast on NBC with Curt Gowdy, Merlin Olsen and John Brodie.

Super Bowl MVP honors went to Steelers Quarterback Terry Bradshaw, who completed 17 out of 30 passes for 318 yards and a whopping 4 Touchdowns. His only interception of the game wasn't enough to deny him the MVP.

SCORING
Pittsburgh Steelers 7 14 0 14 35
Dallas Cowboys 7 7 3 14 31

Pitt–Stallworth 28 pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick)
Dal–Hill 39 pass from Staubach (Septien kick)
Dal–Hegman 37 fumble recovery return (Septien kick)
Pitt–Stallworth 75 pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick)
Pitt–Bleier 7 pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick)
Dal–FG Septien 27
Pitt–F. Harris 22 run (Gerela kick)
Pitt–Swann 18 pass from Bradshaw (Gerela kick)
Dal–DuPree 7 pass from Staubach (Septien kick)
Dal–B. Johnson 4 pass from Staubach (Septien kick)

STARTING LINEUPS
Pittsburgh (AFC) Offense Dallas (NFC)
John Stallworth WR Tony Hill
Jon Kolb LT Pat Donovan
Sam Davis LG Herbert Scott
Mike Webster C John Fitzgerald
Gerry Mullins RG Tom Rafferty
Ray Pinney RT Rayfield Wright
Randy Grossman TE Billy Joe DuPree
Lynn Swann WR Drew Pearson
Terry Bradshaw QB Roger Staubach
Rocky Bleier RB Robert Newhouse
Franco Harris RB Tony Dorsett
  Defense  
L.C. Greenwood LE Ed 'Too Tall' Jones
'Mean' Joe Greene LT Larry Cole
Steve Furness RT Randy White
John Banaszak RE Harvey Martin
Jack Ham LLB Thomas Henderson
Jack Lambert MLB Bob Breunig
Loren Toews RLB D.D. Lewis
Ron Johnson LCB Benny Barnes
Mel Blount RCB Aaron Kyle
Donnie Shell LS Charlie Waters
Mike Wagner RS Cliff Harris

Substitutions

Pittsburgh–Offense. K–Roy Gerela. P–Craig Colquitt. RB–Jack Deloplaine, Rick Moser, Sidney Thornton. WR–Theo Bell, Jim Smith. TE–Jim Mandich. T–Larry Brown. G–Steve Courson. C–Ted Peterson. Defense: LINE–Fred Anderson, Tom Beasley, Gary Dunn, Dwight White. LB–Robin Cole, Dennis Winston. DB–Larry Anderson, Tony Dungy, Ray Oldham. DNP: TE–Bennie Cunningham. QB–Mike Kruczek, Cliff Stoudt.

Dallas–Offense: K–Rafael Septien. P/QB–Danny White. RB–Alois Blackwell, Larry Brinson, Scott Laidlaw, Preston Pearson. WR–Butch Johnson, Robert Steele. TE–Jackie Smith. T–Andy Frederick. G–Jim Cooper, Burton Lawless, Tom Randall. Defense: LINE–Larry Bethea, Dave Stalls. LB–Guy Brown, Mike Hegman, Bruce Huther. DB–Randy Hughes, Dennis Thurman. DNP: QB–Glenn Carano. DT–Jethro Pugh. CB–Mark Washington.

Officials

Referee–Pat Haggerty. Umpire–Art Demmas. Line Judge–Jack Fette. Head Linesman–Jerry Bergman. Back Judge–Pat Knight. Side Judge–Dean Look. Field Judge–Fred Swearingen.

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS
  Steelers Cowboys
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS 19 20
Rushing 2 6
Passing 15 13
Penalty 2 1
TOTAL NET YARDAGE 357 330
Total Offensive Plays 58 67
Average Gain per Offensive Play 6.2 4.9
NET YARDS RUSHING 66 154
Total Rushing Plays 24 32
Average Gain per Rushing Play 2.8 4.8
NET YARDS PASSING 291 176
Pass Att.–Comp.–Int. 30–17–1 30–17–1
Times Sacked–Yards Lost 4–27 5–52
Gross Yards Passing 318 228
Avg. Gain per Pass (Incl. Sacks) 8.6 5.0
PUNTS–YARDS 3–129 5–198
Average Distance 43.0 39.6
Had Blocked 0 0
TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE 85 158
Kickoff Returns–Yards 3–45 6–104
Punt Returns–Yards 4–27 2–33
Interception Returns–Yards 1–13 1–21
TOTAL TURNOVERS 3 3
Fumbles–Lost 2–2 3–2
Had Intercepted 1 1
PENALTIES–YARDS 5–35 9–89
TOTAL POINTS SCORED 35 31
Touchdowns Rushing 1 0
Touchdowns Passing 4 3
Touchdowns Returns 0 1
Extra Points 5 4
Field Goals–Attempts 0–1 1–1
Safeties 0 0
THIRD–DOWN EFFICIENCY 9/15 8/16
FOURTH–DOWN EFFICIENCY 0/0 1/1
TIME OF POSSESSION 25:12 34:48

 

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
Pittsburgh No. Yd. Avg. Long TD
F. Harris 20 68 3.4 22t 1
Bleier 2 3 1.5 2 0
Bradshaw 2 –5 –2.5 –2 0
Dallas          
Dorsett 16 96 6.0 29 0
Staubach 4 37 9.3 18 0
Laidlaw 3 12 4.0 7 0
P. Pearson 1 6 6.0 6 0
Newhouse 8 3 0.4 5 0

 

PASSING
Pittsburgh Att. Comp. Yds. Long TD Int.
Bradshaw 30 17 318 75t 4 1
Dallas            
Staubach 30 17 228 39t 3 1

 

RECEIVING
Pittsburgh No. Yds. Long TD
Swann 7 124 29 1
Stallworth 3 115 75t 2
Grossman 3 29 10 0
Bell 2 21 12 0
F. Harris 1 22 22 0
Bleier 1 7 7t 1
Dallas        
Dorsett 5 44 13 0
D. Pearson 4 73 25 0
Hill 2 49 39t 1
B. Johnson 2 30 26 1
DuPree 2 17 10 1
P. Pearson 2 15 8 0

 

INTERCEPTIONS
Pittsburgh No. Yds. Long TD
Blount 1 13 13 0
Dallas        
Lewis 1 21 21 0

 

PUNTING
Pittsburgh No. Yds. Avg. TB Long
Colquitt 3 129 43.0 0 52
Dallas          
D. White 5 198 39.6 0 50

 

PUNT RETURNS
Pittsburgh No. FC Yds. Long TD
Bell 4 0 27 12 0
Dallas          
B. Johnson 2 1 33 21 0

 

KICKOFF RETURNS
Pittsburgh No. Yds. Long TD
L. Anderson 3 45 24 0
Dallas        
B. Johnson 3 63 23 0
Brinson 2 41 25 0
R. White 1 0 0 0

 

FUMBLES
Pittsburgh No. Own Rec. Opp. Rec.
Bradshaw 2 0 0
Banaszak 0 0 1
Winston 0 0 1
Dallas      
D. Pearson 1 0 0
Staubach 1 0 0
Rafferty 0 1 0
R. White 1 0 0
Jones 0 0 1
Hegman 0 0 1

 

KICKING
Pittsburgh XP–A FG–A FG Made FG Missed
Gerela 5–5 0–1 –– 51
Dallas        
Septien 4–4 1–1 27 ––
 

 

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Date: January 21 1979

MVP: Terry Bradshaw

Stadium: Orange Bowl

Attendance: 79,483

TV Audience: 96,600,000 (NBC)

30 Second Ad: $185,000

National Anthem: Colgate University Seven

Coin Toss: George Halas

Halftime show: Bob Jani Productions present 'Carnival Salute to Caribbean' with Ken Hamilton

Nielsen Rating: 47.1


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