#8 Georgia Tech vs #10 West Virginia
January 1, 1954 at Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, LA

Georgia Tech
West Virginia
RushingNo.GainLossNetTDLongAvg.
Totals3420838170305.0
Larry Ruffin3580581 19.3
Bill Teas9397321 3.6
Glenn Turner3320320 10.7
Leon Hardeman3310311 10.3
George Humphreys2210210 10.5
Paul Rotenberry2150150 7.5
Johnny Hunsinger25050 2.5
Dick Mattison22020 1.0
Pepper Rodgers4316-130 -3.3
Bill Brigman4215-130 -3.3
RushingNo.GainLossNetTDLongAvg.
Totals5726138223303.9
Ted Anderson13570570 4.4
Bob Moss5360360 7.2
Carl Norman9320320 3.6
Danny Williams3290291 9.7
Joe Marconi5280281 5.6
Jack Stone4250250 6.3
Tom Allman8241231 2.9
Eddie Dugan2150150 7.5
Joe Papetti26060 3.0
Jim Starkey12020 2.0
Dick Nicholson10000 0.0
Fred Wyant4737-300 -7.5
PassingCompAttIntYdsTDLongSacked
Totals20352268300
Pepper Rodgers162621953  
Bill Brigman340610  
Wade Mitchell150120  
PassingCompAttIntYdsTDLongSacked
Totals718278000
Ted Anderson330490  
Fred Wyant4152290  
ReceivingNo.YdsTDLongAvg.
Totals202683013.4
Sam Hensley4731 18.3
Dave Davis4420 10.5
Bill Teas2420 21.0
Glenn Turner3370 12.3
Henry Hair3291 9.7
Leon Hardeman1200 20.0
Larry Ruffin1120 12.0
Johnny Menger1120 12.0
Jimmy Durham111 1.0
ReceivingNo.YdsTDLongAvg.
Totals7780011.1
Joe Papetti3510 17.0
Bill Hillen2140 7.0
Tom Allman2130 6.5
PuntingNo.YdsAvgLong
Totals13636.036
Jim Carlen13636.036
PuntingNo.YdsAvgLong
Totals25728.50
Jack Stone25728.5 
ReturnsPRYdsLongKRYdsLongIntYdsLong
Totals1003710222
Charlie Brannon100244    
Paul Rotenberry   127    
Glenn Turner      100
Joe Hall      122
ReturnsPRYdsLongKRYdsLongIntYdsLong
Totals00081320288
Joe Papetti   228    
Carl Norman   245    
Jack Stone   244    
Fred Wyant   10 100
Joe Marconi   115    
Danny Williams      188
All-PurposeRushRecKRPRIRTotal
Totals1962687102537
Bill Teas3242   74
Sam Hensley 73   73
Larry Ruffin5812   70
Glenn Turner3237  069
Leon Hardeman3120   51
Charlie Brannon  440 44
Paul Rotenberry15 27  42
Dave Davis 42   42
Henry Hair 29   29
George Humphreys21    21
Johnny Menger 12   12
Johnny Hunsinger5    5
Dick Mattison2    2
Joe Hall    22
Jimmy Durham 1   1
All-PurposeRushRecKRPRIRTotal
Totals2537813208471
Joe Papetti65128  85
Carl Norman32 45  77
Jack Stone25 44  69
Ted Anderson57    57
Joe Marconi28 15  43
Danny Williams29   837
Bob Moss36    36
Tom Allman2313   36
Eddie Dugan15    15
Bill Hillen 14   14
Jim Starkey2    2
 Georgia TechWest Virginia
First Downs2019
 Rushing816
 Passing123
 Penalty00
NET YARDS RUSHING170223
 Rushing Attempts3457
 Average Per Rush5.03.9
 Rushing Touchdowns33
 Yards Gained Rushing208261
 Yards Lost Rushing3838
NET YARDS PASSING26878
 Completions-Attempts-Int20-35-27-18-2
 Average Per Attempt7.74.3
 Average Per Completion13.411.1
 Passing Touchdowns30
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS438301
 Total Offense Plays6975
 Average Gain Per Play6.34.0
Fumbles: Number-Lost3-15-4
Penalties: Number-Yards7-455-35
PUNTS-YARDS1-362-57
 Average Yards Per Punt36.028.5
Punt Returns: Number-Yards-TD1-0-00-0-0
 Average Per Return0.00.0
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards-TD3-71-08-132-0
 Average Per Return23.716.5
Interceptions: Number-Yards-TD2-2-02-8-0
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--
Georgia Tech
#NameSoloAstTotalSacksYdsTFLYdsFFFRYdsIntYdsBrUpBlks
 Totals000 0 00002200
 Glenn Turner          10  
 Joe Hall          12  
West Virginia
#NameSoloAstTotalSacksYdsTFLYdsFFFRYdsIntYdsBrUpBlks
 Totals000 0 00002800
 Fred Wyant          10  
 Danny Williams          18  
Scoring Summary
QtrTimeScoring PlayScore
1 GT - Sam Hensley 24 yd TD pass from Pepper Rodgers (Kick by Pepper Rodgers Good)0-7
1 GT - Jimmy Durham 1 yd TD pass from Pepper Rodgers (Kick by Pepper Rodgers Good)0-14
2 WVU - Danny Williams 5 yd rush TD6-14
2 GT - Henry Hair 5 yd TD pass from Pepper Rodgers6-20
3 GT - Pepper Rodgers 18 yd FG6-23
3 GT - Leon Hardeman 23 yd rush TD6-29
4 WVU - Joe Marconi 1 yd rush TD (Kick by Tom Allman Good)13-29
4 GT - Larry Ruffin 43 yd rush TD13-35
4 WVU - Tom Allman 1 yd rush TD19-35
4 GT - Bill Teas 9 yd rush TD (Kick by Glenn Turner Good)19-42
Attendance: 71,666
Score By Quarter
Team1234Total
Georgia Tech14691342
West Virginia0601319
Officials: Tatum Gressette (Field Judge), Bee Harper (Head Linesman), T.G. Kain (Referee), William Luttrell (Umpire)
Georgia Tech
PosOffense
LESam Hensley
LTEd Gossage
LGOrville Vereen
CLarry Morris
RGJake Shoemaker
REDave Davis
RTBob Sherman
QBPepper Rodgers
FBGlenn Turner
RHBill Teas
LHCharlie Brannon
West Virginia
PosOffense
LEJoe Papetti
LTBruce Bosley
LGGene Lamone
CBob Orders
REBill Marker
RGSam Huff
RTRalph Starkey
QBFred Wyant
FBTom Allman
RHJoe Marconi
LHJack Stone
Johnny Hunsinger, Jim Carlen, Joe Hall, Johnny Menger, Jimmy Durham, Henry Hair, Wade Mitchell, George Humphreys, Leon Hardeman, Larry Ruffin, Bill Brigman, Paul Rotenberry, Dick Mattison, Dick Inman, Jim Summer, Frank Givens, Ray Willoch, Franklin Brooks, Carl Vereen, Don Miller, Dave Powers, Ed Carithers, Frank Christy, Ben Daugherty, Bill Sennett, Mot Jon Morrison, Juhan, Cramp, Buddy Jones, George Volkert, Cecil Trainer, Bill Fulcher, Tommy Gossage
Ted Anderson, Jim Starkey, Bill Hillen, Bob Moss, Carl Norman, Dick Nicholson, Danny Williams, Eddie Dugan, 12-Gerry McInerney, 31-Don Wilson, 36-Charles Donaldson, 43-Bill Jarrett, 55-John Kernic, 62-Frank Federovitch, 63-Paul Starr, 66-Phil Canton, 72-Clyde Sweeney, 81-Max Ludwig, 86-Gary Bunn, 87-Ray Walsh