Super Bowl IV|Super Bowl VI

January 11, 1971

Two key defensive plays and a last minute field goal by the Colts capped one of the most exciting Super Bowls in history.

Dallas in their first Super Bowl appearance, led Baltimore by a touchdown at halftime. However, a Colts interception five seconds before the end of the game set up a dramatic 32-yard field goal by Baltimore kicker Jim O'Brien, giving the Colts their sole Super Bowl win, 16-13.

Attendance for the game was 79,204. Dallas linebacker Chuck Howley, who made two interceptions, was the first defensive player to be named Super Bowl MVP. He was also the first MVP to play for the losing team. Don McCafferty was head coach for the Colts, while the legendary Tom Landry headed up the Cowboys. This was also the very first Super Bowl to be played on artificial turf. Thanks deep thought.

Statistics (from www.superbowl.com):

                           SCORING
Baltimore           0  6  0 10 -- 16
Dallas              3 10  0  0 -- 13

DAL- FG Clark 14,  9:28 1st
DAL- FG Clark 30,  0:08 2nd
BAL- Mackey 75 pass from Unitas (kick blocked),
     0:50 2nd
DAL- Thomas 7 pass from Morton (Clark kick),
     7:07 2nd
BAL- Nowatzke 2 run  (O'Brien kick),  7:25 4th
BAL- FG O'Brien 32, 14:55 4th

TEAM STATISTICS                Balt.          Dal.
Total First Downs                 14             10
  Rushing                          4              4
  Passing                          6              5
  Penalty                          4              1
Total Net Yardage                329            215
Total Offensive Plays             56             59
  Avg. Gain per Offensive Play   5.9            3.6
Rushes                            31             31
  Yards Gained Rushing (Net)      69            102
  Average Yards per Rush         2.2            3.3
Passes Attempted                  25             26
  Passes Completed                11             12
  Had Intercepted                  3              3
  Tackled Attempting to Pass       0              2
  Yards Lost Attempting to Pass    0             14
  Yards Gained Passing (Net)     260            113
Punts                              4              9
  Average Distance              41.5           41.9
Punt Returns                       5              3
  Punt Return Yardage             12              9
Kickoff Returns                    4              3
  Kickoff Return Yardage          90             34
Interception Return Yardage       57             22
Fumbles                            5              1
  Own Fumbles Recovered            1              0
  Opponent Fumbles Recovered       1              4
Penalties                          4             10
  Yards Penalized                 31            133
Total Points Scored               16             13
Touchdowns                         2              1
  Rushing                          1              0
  Passing                          1              1
  Returns                          0              0
Extra Points                       1              1
Field Goals                        1              2
  Field Goals Attempted            2              2
Safeties                           0              0
Third-Down Efficiency           3/11           1/13
Fourth-Down Efficiency           0/1            0/0
Time of Possession             28:37          31:23

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing
Baltimore                No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Nowatzke                 10        33       9     1
Bulaich                  18        28       8     0
Unitas                    1         4       4     0
Havrilak                  1         3       3     0
Morrall                   1         1       1     0

Dallas                   No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Garrison                 12        65      19     0
Thomas                   18        35       7     0
Morton                    1         2       2     0


Passing
Baltimore           Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Morrall              15       7     147     0     1
Unitas                9       3      88     1     2
Havrilak              1       1      25     0     0

Dallas              Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Morton               26      12     127     1     3


Receiving
Baltimore                No.      Yds.     LG    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                   No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Reeves                    5        46      17     0
Thomas                    4        21       7t    1
Garrison                  2        19      14     0
Hayes                     1        41      41     0


Interceptions
Baltimore                No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Volk                      1        30      30     0
Logan                     1        14      14     0
J. Curtis                 1        13      13     0

Dallas                   No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Howley                    2        22      22     0
Renfro                    1         0       0     0


Punting
Baltimore                No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Lee                       4        41.5    56     0

Dallas                   No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Widby                     9        41.9    49     0


Punt Returns
Baltimore               No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
Gardin                   4     3       4     2    0
Logan                    1     0       8     8    0

Dallas                  No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
Hayes                    3     0       9     7    0


Kickoff Returns
Baltimore                No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Duncan                    4        90      30     0

Dallas                   No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Harris                    1        18      18     0
Hill                      1        14      14     0
Kiner                     1         2       2     0




   Baltimore Colts             Dallas Cowboys          
                   ==  Offense  ==                     
Curry, Bill          C    Manders, Dave        C 
Ressler, Glenn       G    Niland, John         G 
Williams, John M.    G    Nye, Blaine          G 
Sullivan, Dan        T    Neely, Ralph         T 
Vogel, Bob           T    Wright, Rayfield     T 
Mackey, John         TE   Norman, Pettis       TE
Hinton, Eddie        WR   Hayes, Bob           WR
Jefferson, Roy       WR   Rucker, Reggie       WR
Bulaich, Norm        RB   Garrison, Walt       RB
Nowatzke, Tom        RB   Thomas, Duane        RB
Unitas, Johnny       QB   Morton, Craig        QB
                  ==  Defense  ==                      
Miller, Fred D.      DT   Lilly, Bob           DT 
Smith, Billy Ray Sr. DT   Pugh, Jethro         DT 
Hilton, Roy          DE   Andrie, George       DE 
Smith, Bubba         DE   Cole, Larry          DE 
Hendricks, Ted       OLB  Edwards, Dave       OLB
May, Ray             OLB  Howley, Chuck       OLB
Curtis, James        MLB  Jordan, Lee Roy     MLB
Duncan, Jim          CB   Adderley, Herb       CB 
Stukes, Charles      CB   Renfro, Mel          CB 
Volk, Rick           FS   Waters, Charlie      FS 
Logan, Jerry         SS   Green, Cornell       SS 

                  ==  Substitute  ==                    
Ball, Sam                    Asher, Bob                 
Gardin, Ron                  Clark, Mike 
Goode, Tom                   Ditka, Mike                
Grant, Bob                   East, Ron                  
Havrilak, Sam                Flowers, Richmond          
Hill, Gerald                 Harris, Cliff              
Johnson, Cornelius           Hill, Calvin               
Lee, David                   Homan, Dennis              
Maitland, John               Kiner, Steve               
Maxwell, Tom                 Lewis, D. D.               
Mitchell, Tom                Reeves, Dan                
Morrall, Earl                Stincic, Thomas            
Newsome, Billy               Toomay, Pat                
Nichols, Robert              Washington, Mark           
O'Brien, Jim                 Welch, Claxton             
Perkins, Ray                 Widby, Ron                 

                ==  Did Not Play  ==                   
Orr, Jimmy                   Liscio, Tony               
Wright, George               Staubach, Roger

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