#9 Penn State vs West Virginia
October 16, 1948 at Beaver Field, University Park, PA

Penn State
West Virginia
RushingNo.GainLossNetTDLongAvg.
Totals43203471562853.6
Wally Triplett1110721051859.5
Joe Colone4301290 7.3
Fran Rogel93916230 2.6
Tony Orsini16060 6.0
Larry Joe35050 1.7
Larry Cooney29450 2.5
Vince O'Bara31010 0.3
Elwood Petchel, Sr547-31 -0.6
Bill Luther5217-150 -3.0
RushingNo.GainLossNetTDLongAvg.
Totals4617446128102.8
Vic Bonfili13485431 3.3
Pete Zinaich164713340 2.1
Charles Becca7300300 4.3
Ray Caldwell2300300 15.0
John Murphy2150150 7.5
Roy Lester13030 3.0
Len Bellas21010 0.5
Fred Cialli1013-130 -13.0
Bill Allen2015-150 -7.5
PassingCompAttIntYdsTDLongSacked
Totals11233139200
Elwood Petchel, Sr81511092  
Bill Luther230190  
Owen Dougherty110110  
John Chuckran02100  
Vince O'Bara02100  
PassingCompAttIntYdsTDLongSacked
Totals15233157000
Bill Allen12182880  
Fred Cialli110400  
Pete Zinaich131260  
Vic Bonfili11030  
ReceivingNo.YdsTDLongAvg.
Totals111392012.6
Owen Dougherty1341 34.0
Sam Tamburo3321 10.7
Larry Joe2240 12.0
Chuck Drazenovich2160 8.0
Wally Triplett1120 12.0
Walter Palmer1110 11.0
Bob Urion1100 10.0
ReceivingNo.YdsTDLongAvg.
Totals151570010.5
Vic Bonfili4560 14.0
Russ Combs1400 40.0
Clarence "Bud" Cox3290 9.7
Roy Lester3160 5.3
Robert Fought160 6.0
Pete Zinaich250 2.5
Len Bellas150 5.0
PuntingNo.YdsAvgLong
Totals518336.60
Elwood Petchel, Sr413233.0 
Joe Colone15151.0 
PuntingNo.YdsAvgLong
Totals822528.10
Len Bellas721931.3 
Gene Simmons166.0 
ReturnsPRYdsLongKRYdsLongIntYdsLong
Totals3147025903250
Wally Triplett2114       
Ken Bunn133       
Larry Joe   136    
Sam Tamburo   123    
Larry Cooney      12 
Vince O'Bara      223 
ReturnsPRYdsLongKRYdsLongIntYdsLong
Totals0005730000
Charles Becca   227    
Vic Bonfili   119    
Roy Lester   18    
Robert Fought   119    
All-PurposeRushRecKRPRIRTotal
Totals1741395914725544
Wally Triplett10512 114 231
Larry Joe52436  65
Sam Tamburo 3223  55
Owen Dougherty 34   34
Ken Bunn   33 33
Joe Colone29    29
Vince O'Bara1   2324
Fran Rogel23    23
Chuck Drazenovich 16   16
Walter Palmer 11   11
Bob Urion 10   10
Larry Cooney5   27
Tony Orsini6    6
All-PurposeRushRecKRPRIRTotal
Totals1561577300386
Vic Bonfili435619  118
Charles Becca30 27  57
Russ Combs 40   40
Pete Zinaich345   39
Ray Caldwell30    30
Clarence "Bud" Cox 29   29
Roy Lester3168  27
Robert Fought 619  25
John Murphy15    15
Len Bellas15   6
 Penn StateWest Virginia
First Downs1318
 Rushing59
 Passing66
 Penalty23
NET YARDS RUSHING156128
 Rushing Attempts4146
 Average Per Rush3.82.8
 Rushing Touchdowns21
 Yards Gained Rushing203174
 Yards Lost Rushing4746
NET YARDS PASSING139157
 Completions-Attempts-Int11-23-315-23-3
 Average Per Attempt6.06.8
 Average Per Completion12.610.5
 Passing Touchdowns20
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS295285
 Total Offense Plays6469
 Average Gain Per Play4.64.1
Fumbles: Number-Lost3-23-2
Penalties: Number-Yards8-556-49
PUNTS-YARDS5-1838-225
 Average Yards Per Punt36.628.1
Punt Returns: Number-Yards-TD3-147-10-0-0
 Average Per Return49.00.0
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards-TD2-59-05-73-0
 Average Per Return29.514.6
Interceptions: Number-Yards-TD3-25-03-0-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yards-TD2-0-02-0-0
Miscellaneous Yards  
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Sacks By: Number-Yards--
Penn State
#NameSoloAstTotalSacksYdsTFLYdsFFFRYdsIntYdsBrUpBlks
 Totals000 0 000032500
 Larry Cooney          12  
Vince O'Bara          223  
#NameSoloAstTotalSacksYdsTFLYdsFFFRYdsIntYdsBrUpBlks
 Totals000 0 00000000
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Scoring Summary
QtrTimeScoring PlayScore
1 PSU - Sam Tamburo 3 yd TD pass from Elwood Petchel, Sr (Kick by Carl Sturges Good)0-7
2 PSU - Elwood Petchel, Sr 1 yd rush TD (Kick by Carl Sturges Good)0-14
3 PSU - Wally Triplett 85 yd punt return TD (Kick by Carl Sturges Good)0-21
3 PSU - Wally Triplett 54 yd rush TD (Kick by Carl Sturges Good)0-28
4 WVU - Vic Bonfili 4 yd rush TD (Kick by Gene Simmons Good)7-28
4 PSU - Owen Dougherty 34 yd TD pass from Elwood Petchel, Sr (Kick by Carl Sturges Good)7-35
4 PSU - Safety7-37
Attendance: 20,000
Score By Quarter
Team1234Total
Penn State7714937
West Virginia00077
Officials: J.F. James (Field Judge), Paul Templeton (Head Linesman), Harry Dayoff (Referee), C. Lee Spillers (Umpire)
Penn State
PosOffense
LEDalton Rumberger
LTNeg Norton
LGJoe Drazenovich
CCharles Beatty
RESam Tamburo
RGJohn Simon
RTJohn Finley
QBChuck Drazenovich
FBLarry Joe
RHWally Triplett
LHBill Luther
West Virginia
PosOffense
LERoy Lester
LTJames Moran
LGCharles Boyles
CDavid Stephenson
RGAmbrose Zubel
REClarence "Bud" Cox
RTGene Remenar
QBBill Allen
FBPete Zinaich
LHRay Caldwell
RHVic Bonfili
Joe Colone, Carl Sturges, Don Murray, Ray Hedderick, Dennie Hoggard, Owen Dougherty, Larry Cooney, John Chuckran, Elwood Petchel, Sr, Robert Sarabok, Tom Smith, Thomas McDermott, Walter Palmer, Dan Kline, Bob Urion, Robert Ross, Jack Storer, Fran Rogel, Tony Orsini, Vince O'Bara, Ken Bunn, Charles Murray, Clarence Gorinski, Carl Sturgess
John Murphy, Charles Becca, Len Bellas, Robert Fought, Gene Simmons, Fred Cialli, Russ Combs, Pat Guido, 11-Jim Priester, 21-George Kocaka, 36-Walt Malyk, 41-Jack Morton, 42-Jim Devonshire, 51-Adle Joseph, 53-Frank Allen, 54-Frank Kazmierski, 63-John Bobbitt, 65-Fred Stuvek, 67-Mario Cavatassi, 72-John Bove, 73-Ervin Queen, 74-Anthony Torchio, 76-Ralph Main, 77-Richard Hoffman, 82-Kenneth Wilson, 83-Larry Ciccarelli, 84-Bernie Huntz, 87-Sid Metro, 88-Frank Reno