Pitt vs West Virginia
September 23, 1944 at Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA

Pitt
West Virginia
RushingNo.GainLossNetTDLongAvg.
Totals6032125296404.9
Gene Gaugler10610610 6.1
Donald Matthews6530530 8.8
Thomas Kalmanir8520522 6.5
Mike Sprock11440441 4.0
George Fresse6388301 5.0
Johnny Itzel10307230 2.3
Michael Banasick4152130 3.3
Bernard Sniscak1110110 11.0
George Linelli417890 2.3
RushingNo.GainLossNetTDLongAvg.
Totals27452322100.8
Emil Rader8150151 1.9
Jim Walthall92110110 1.2
Robert Haman24040 2.0
Anthony Leone11010 1.0
James Bowers526-40 -0.8
Leo Kesling227-50 -2.5
PassingCompAttIntYdsTDLongSacked
Totals314320000
Paul Rickards272250  
George Fresse171-50  
PassingCompAttIntYdsTDLongSacked
Totals6123156100
Robert Haman220891  
Jim Walthall482670  
Leo Kesling01100  
Emil Rader01000  
ReceivingNo.YdsTDLongAvg.
Totals320006.7
Ed Zimmovan1140 14.0
Jack Patton1110 11.0
Mike Sprock1-50 -5.0
ReceivingNo.YdsTDLongAvg.
Totals61561026.0
Leo Kesling2891 44.5
Bill Anderson3620 20.7
Emil Rader150 5.0
PuntingNo.YdsAvgLong
Totals516533.00
Thomas Kalmanir27537.5 
Paul Rickards25829.0 
Michael Banasick13232.0 
PuntingNo.YdsAvgLong
Totals724334.70
Jim Walthall724334.7 
ReturnsPRYdsLongKRYdsLongIntYdsLong
Totals333024703340
Bernard Sniscak224       
Mike Sprock19 122 19 
Donald Matthews   125    
Ralph Hammond      12 
George Fresse      123 
ReturnsPRYdsLongKRYdsLongIntYdsLong
Totals348047203330
Jim Walthall348 127 123 
James Bowers   121 14 
Clifford Cooper   115    
Walter Mott   19    
John Lucente      16 
All-PurposeRushRecKRPRIRTotal
Totals29620473334430
Mike Sprock44-5229979
Donald Matthews53 25  78
Gene Gaugler61    61
George Fresse30   2353
Thomas Kalmanir52    52
Bernard Sniscak11  24 35
Johnny Itzel23    23
Ed Zimmovan 14   14
Michael Banasick13    13
Jack Patton 11   11
George Linelli9    9
Ralph Hammond    22
All-PurposeRushRecKRPRIRTotal
Totals22156724833331
Jim Walthall11 274823109
Leo Kesling-589   84
Bill Anderson 62   62
James Bowers-4 21 421
Emil Rader155   20
Clifford Cooper  15  15
Walter Mott  9  9
John Lucente    66
Robert Haman4    4
Anthony Leone1    1
 PittWest Virginia
First Downs195
 Rushing171
 Passing23
 Penalty01
NET YARDS RUSHING29622
 Rushing Attempts6027
 Average Per Rush4.90.8
 Rushing Touchdowns41
 Yards Gained Rushing32145
 Yards Lost Rushing2523
NET YARDS PASSING20156
 Completions-Attempts-Int3-14-36-12-3
 Average Per Attempt1.413.0
 Average Per Completion6.726.0
 Passing Touchdowns01
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS316178
 Total Offense Plays7439
 Average Gain Per Play4.34.6
Fumbles: Number-Lost3-05-2
Penalties: Number-Yards11-854-11
PUNTS-YARDS5-1657-243
 Average Yards Per Punt33.034.7
Punt Returns: Number-Yards-TD3-33-03-48-0
 Average Per Return11.016.0
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards-TD2-47-04-72-0
 Average Per Return23.518.0
Interceptions: Number-Yards-TD3-34-03-33-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yards-TD0-0-00-0-0
Miscellaneous Yards  
Possession Time  
Third Down Conversions of of
Fourth Down Conversions of of
Red Zone Scores-Chances--
Sacks By: Number-Yards--
Pitt
#NameSoloAstTotalSacksYdsTFLYdsFFFRYdsIntYdsBrUpBlks
 Totals000 0 000033400
 Ralph Hammond          12  
 George Fresse          123  
 Mike Sprock          19  
West Virginia
#NameSoloAstTotalSacksYdsTFLYdsFFFRYdsIntYdsBrUpBlks
 Totals000 0 000033300
 James Bowers          14  
 Jim Walthall          123  
 John Lucente          16  
Scoring Summary
QtrTimeScoring PlayScore
1 Pitt - Thomas Kalmanir 1 yd rush TD (Kick by Mike Sprock Good)0-7
3 Pitt - Mike Sprock 2 yd rush TD0-13
3 WVU - Emil Rader yd rush TD (Kick by Jim Walthall Good)7-13
3 Pitt - Thomas Kalmanir 1 yd rush TD (Kick by John Kosh Good)7-20
4 Pitt - George Fresse 1 yd rush TD7-26
4 WVU - Leo Kesling 63 yd TD pass from Robert Haman13-26
Attendance: 10,000
Score By Quarter
Team1234Total
Pitt6013726
West Virginia007613
Officials: Dave Fawcett (Field Judge), Fred Wallace (Head Linesman), Hol Slutz (Referee), Cal Bolster (Umpire)
Pitt
PosOffense
LEEd Zimmovan
LTJohn LaFrankie
LGFrancis Mattioli
CRalph Hammond
REJack Patton
RGGeorge Ranil
RTMichael Roussos
QBGeorge Fresse
FBJohnny Itzel
LHThomas Kalmanir
RHMike Sprock
West Virginia
PosOffense
LEBill Anderson
LTCharles Smith
LGHarold Kemp
CRussell Lopez
RGJames Keadle
REGene Crookshank
RTRobert Bom
QBJohn Lucente
FBEmil Rader
LHJim Walthall
RHJames Bowers
Jay Brown, Denver Newman, Harvey Sares, Bernard Sniscak, Gene Gaugler, Hayhurst, Maruzewski, Sutton, Slater, Flath, Pugliese, Oberkircher, Remo Moffa, George Linelli, Donald Matthews, Steven Polach, Albert Phillips, Joseph Kielb, Paul Rickards, John Kosh, Michael Banasick, John Roxanski, Al Zellman, Ralph Coleman, George Kohut, McManus
Clinton Allman, Herman Pritt, Harry Spangler, Anthony Leone, Walter Mott, Jack Turner, Leo Kesling, William Johnson, Summers Jarrett, Thomas Williams, Robert Haman, Frederick Gerkins, Loy Wagoner, Clifford Cooper, Louis Birurakis, 48-Ivan Lewis