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11-3-0, Finished 2nd in NFL  · 1931 NFL Season Summary

Scored 175 points (12.5/g), 3rd of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 77 points (5.5/g), 1st.
 Differential of 98 points (7.0/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 12.2-1.8.

Coach: Potsy Clark (11-3-0)

Stadium: Universal Stadium
 Training Camp: Universal Stadium (Portsmouth, Ohio)

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 175 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Defense 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lg Rank Offense 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 13 boxscore W 1-0 Brooklyn Dodgers 14 0
2 Wed September 23 boxscore W 2-0 Chicago Cardinals 13 3
3 Wed September 30 boxscore W 3-0 New York Giants 14 6
4 Wed October 7 boxscore W 4-0 Cleveland Indians 6 0
5 Thu October 15 boxscore W 5-0 Frankford Yellow Jackets 19 0
7 Sun October 18 boxscore W 6-0 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 19 0
4 Sun October 25 boxscore W 7-0 @ Staten Island Stapletons 20 7
7 Sat October 31 boxscore W 8-0 @ Frankford Yellow Jackets 14 0
7 Sun November 1 boxscore L 8-1 @ New York Giants 0 14
7 Sun November 8 boxscore L 8-2 @ Chicago Bears 6 9
11 Wed November 11 boxscore W 9-2 Staten Island Stapletons 14 12
12 Sun November 15 boxscore W 10-2 Cleveland Indians 14 6
7 Sun November 22 boxscore L 10-3 @ Chicago Cardinals 19 20
14 Sun November 29 boxscore W 11-3 Chicago Bears 3 0

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Dutch Clark+ 25 tb 11 7 9 9 6 60
Glenn Presnell 26 TB 14 11 3 1 4 8 1 35
Bill McKalip 24 LE 14 8 4 4 24
Elmer Schwartz 25 FB 12 5 2 1 3 18
Gene Alford 25 K/KR/P/PR/WB 14 8 1 1 2 12
Tony Holm 23 fb 14 5 1 1 2 12
Louie Long 22 e 13 1 1 1 6
Father Lumpkin 24 BB 14 13 1 1 6
Team Total 24.2 14 17 6 1 1 1 26 14 1 173
Opp Total 14 77

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1931-09-13 BKN W, 14-0 2 rush Elmer Schwartz unknown yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
2 1931-09-13 BKN W, 14-0 2 blocked punt Louie Long unknown yard blocked punt return (Dutch Clark kick)
3 1931-09-23 CRD W, 13-3 3 18 pass Tony Holm 18 yard pass from Glenn Presnell (Glenn Presnell kick)
4 1931-09-23 CRD W, 13-3 3 55 punt Glenn Presnell 55 yard punt return
5 1931-09-30 NYG W, 14-6 4 37 rush Glenn Presnell 37 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
6 1931-09-30 NYG W, 14-6 4 2 rush Dutch Clark 2 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
7 1931-10-07 CLE W, 6-0 2 1 rush Father Lumpkin 1 yard rush
8 1931-10-15 FRN W, 19-0 3 26 rush Elmer Schwartz 26 yard rush
9 1931-10-15 FRN W, 19-0 4 pass Glenn Presnell unknown yard pass from Dutch Clark (Glenn Presnell pass from Dutch Clark)
10 1931-10-15 FRN W, 19-0 4 33 rush Dutch Clark 33 yard rush
11 1931-10-18 @ BKN W, 19-0 2 15 rush Dutch Clark 15 yard rush
12 1931-10-18 @ BKN W, 19-0 2 15 rush Dutch Clark 15 yard rush
13 1931-10-18 @ BKN W, 19-0 2 1 rush Dutch Clark 1 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
14 1931-10-25 @ SIS W, 20-7 2 2 rush Dutch Clark 2 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
15 1931-10-25 @ SIS W, 20-7 4 5 rush Glenn Presnell 5 yard rush
16 1931-10-25 @ SIS W, 20-7 4 25 interception Elmer Schwartz 25 yard interception return (Glenn Presnell kick)
17 1931-10-31 @ FRN W, 14-0 3 30 rush Glenn Presnell 30 yard rush (Glenn Presnell kick)
18 1931-10-31 @ FRN W, 14-0 4 2 rush Tony Holm 2 yard rush (Glenn Presnell kick)
19 1931-11-08 @ CHI L, 6-9 4 42 pass Bill McKalip 42 yard pass from Glenn Presnell
20 1931-11-11 SIS W, 14-12 3 8 rush Gene Alford 8 yard rush
21 1931-11-11 SIS W, 14-12 3 56 pass Bill McKalip 56 yard pass from Glenn Presnell
22 1931-11-15 CLE W, 14-6 1 63 pass Bill McKalip 63 yard pass from Glenn Presnell (Glenn Presnell kick)
23 1931-11-15 CLE W, 14-6 2 32 pass Gene Alford 32 yard pass from Glenn Presnell (Glenn Presnell kick)
24 1931-11-22 @ CRD L, 19-20 1 5 rush Dutch Clark 5 yard rush (Glenn Presnell kick)
25 1931-11-22 @ CRD L, 19-20 3 39 rush Dutch Clark 39 yard rush
26 1931-11-22 @ CRD L, 19-20 4 11 pass Bill McKalip 11 yard pass from Dutch Clark

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1931-09-30 NYG L, 6-14 3 16 pass Hap Moran 16 yard pass from Mack Flenniken
2 1931-10-25 @ SIS L, 7-20 1 blocked punt Al Kanya unknown yard blocked punt return (Ken Strong kick)
3 1931-11-01 @ NYG W, 14-0 2 2 rush Doug Wycoff 2 yard rush (Hap Moran kick)
4 1931-11-01 @ NYG W, 14-0 2 4 rush Dutch Kitzmiller 4 yard rush (Hap Moran kick)
5 1931-11-08 @ CHI W, 9-6 4 5 rush Carl Brumbaugh 5 yard rush
6 1931-11-11 SIS L, 12-14 3 40 pass Chief McLain 40 yard pass from Bullet Baker
7 1931-11-11 SIS L, 12-14 4 60 punt Ken Strong 60 yard punt return
8 1931-11-15 CLE L, 6-14 1 9 rush Algy Clark 9 yard rush
9 1931-11-22 @ CRD W, 20-19 2 7 rush Bunny Belden 7 yard rush (Ernie Nevers kick)
10 1931-11-22 @ CRD W, 20-19 2 1 rush Ernie Nevers 1 yard rush
11 1931-11-22 @ CRD W, 20-19 4 1 rush Ernie Nevers 1 yard rush (Ernie Nevers kick)