Richmond vs West Virginia
September 29, 1956 at Old Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV

Richmond
West Virginia
RushingNo.GainLossNetTDLongAvg.
Totals31634617000.5
Buddy Davis5150150 3.0
David Ames3140140 4.7
Dan Wagner27070 3.5
Bill Pellagrino410550 1.3
Manuel Sempeles24040 2.0
Mickey Marinkov36420 0.7
John Zupicich20000 0.0
George Riggs456-10 -0.3
Frank Gagliano207-70 -3.5
Gerald Landis4224-220 -5.5
RushingNo.GainLossNetTDLongAvg.
Totals6840514391405.8
Larry Krutko10890890 8.9
Noel Whipkey11740742 6.7
Victor "Jack" Rabbits8440441 5.5
Max Cosper9342320 3.6
Bill McClure3310310 10.3
Alex Szuch2310311 15.5
Mickey Trimarki7271260 3.7
Ralph Anastasio5220220 4.4
Bob Snider3210210 7.0
Paul Shepherd3130130 4.3
Jim Haught1110110 11.0
Bob Connolly26060 3.0
Sammy Sizemore22200 0.0
Bill McCrea102-20 -2.0
Dick Longfellow107-70 -7.0
PassingCompAttIntYdsTDLongSacked
Totals11272226100
Frank Gagliano71611220  
Joe Rossetti150571  
Gerald Landis251330  
Bob Lowry110140  
PassingCompAttIntYdsTDLongSacked
Totals612249100
Mickey Trimarki382401  
Alex Szuch12090  
Bob Connolly11080  
Bill McClure110-80  
ReceivingNo.YdsTDLongAvg.
Totals112261020.5
Mickey Marinkov4860 21.5
George Riggs1571 57.0
Joe Biscaha2330 16.5
Don Dziedziak2240 12.0
Nelson St. Clair1160 16.0
Bill Pellagrino1100 10.0
ReceivingNo.YdsTDLongAvg.
Totals649108.2
Joe Kopnisky2281 14.0
John Bowles1120 12.0
Sammy Sizemore190 9.0
Bruce McClung180 8.0
Paul Shepherd1-80 -8.0
PuntingNo.YdsAvgLong
Totals729542.10
Buddy Davis522244.4 
Dan Wagner27336.5 
PuntingNo.YdsAvgLong
Totals38227.30
Bill McCrea14343.0 
Victor "Jack" Rabbits12323.0 
Ralph Anastasio11616.0 
ReturnsPRYdsLongKRYdsLongIntYdsLong
Totals00061190130
David Ames   340    
Mickey Marinkov   126    
Joe Rossetti   128    
George Riggs   125    
Buddy Davis      13 
ReturnsPRYdsLongKRYdsLongIntYdsLong
Totals590022402660
Victor "Jack" Rabbits475       
Sammy Sizemore115    143 
Mickey Trimarki   10    
Jim Haught   124    
Bob Snider      123 
All-PurposeRushRecKRPRIRTotal
Totals4622611903394
Mickey Marinkov28626  114
George Riggs-15725  81
David Ames14 40  54
Joe Biscaha 33   33
Joe Rossetti  28  28
Don Dziedziak 24   24
Buddy Davis15   318
Nelson St. Clair 16   16
Bill Pellagrino510   15
Dan Wagner7    7
Manuel Sempeles4    4
All-PurposeRushRecKRPRIRTotal
Totals40049249066629
Victor "Jack" Rabbits44  75 119
Larry Krutko89    89
Noel Whipkey74    74
Sammy Sizemore09 154367
Bob Snider21   2344
Jim Haught11 24  35
Max Cosper32    32
Alex Szuch31    31
Bill McClure31    31
Joe Kopnisky 28   28
Mickey Trimarki26 0  26
Ralph Anastasio22    22
John Bowles 12   12
Bruce McClung 8   8
Bob Connolly6    6
Paul Shepherd13-8   5
 West VirginiaRichmond
First Downs239
 Rushing191
 Passing45
 Penalty03
NET YARDS RUSHING39117
 Rushing Attempts6831
 Average Per Rush5.80.5
 Rushing Touchdowns40
 Yards Gained Rushing40563
 Yards Lost Rushing1446
NET YARDS PASSING49226
 Completions-Attempts-Int6-12-211-27-2
 Average Per Attempt4.18.4
 Average Per Completion8.220.5
 Passing Touchdowns11
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS440243
 Total Offense Plays8058
 Average Gain Per Play5.54.2
Fumbles: Number-Lost3-33-1
Penalties: Number-Yards7-756-30
PUNTS-YARDS3-827-295
 Average Yards Per Punt27.342.1
Punt Returns: Number-Yards-TD5-90-00-0-0
 Average Per Return18.00.0
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards-TD2-24-06-119-0
 Average Per Return12.019.8
Interceptions: Number-Yards-TD2-66-02-7-0
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--
Richmond
#NameSoloAstTotalSacksYdsTFLYdsFFFRYdsIntYdsBrUpBlks
 Totals000 0 00001300
Buddy Davis          13  
West Virginia
#NameSoloAstTotalSacksYdsTFLYdsFFFRYdsIntYdsBrUpBlks
 Totals000 0 000026600
41Sammy Sizemore          143  
26Bob Snider          123  
Scoring Summary
QtrTimeScoring PlayScore
2 WVU - Joe Kopnisky 18 yd TD pass from Mickey Trimarki0-6
2 WVU - Victor "Jack" Rabbits 13 yd rush TD0-12
2 WVU - Noel Whipkey 4 yd rush TD0-18
3 WVU - Noel Whipkey 3 yd rush TD0-24
4 WVU - Alex Szuch 7 yd rush TD0-30
4 RICH - George Riggs 57 yd TD pass from Joe Rossetti6-30
Attendance: 17,000
Score By Quarter
Team1234Total
Richmond00066
West Virginia0186630
Officials: J.B. Todd (Field Judge), Robert Bates (Head Linesman), W.H. Averette (Referee), J.L. Blanks (Umpire)
Richmond
PosOffense
LENelson St. Clair
LTFred Wilt
LGDavid May
CRichard Eaton
REDuke Thacker
RGDonald Hillegass
RTPatsy Lamberti
QBFrank Gagliano
FBBuddy Davis
LHDavid Ames
RHGeorge Riggs
West Virginia
PosOffense
LERoger Chancey
LTBarry Blake
LGJoe Nicely
CChuck Howley
REJoe Kopnisky
RGBob Guenther
RTBill Underdonk
QBMickey Trimarki
FBNoel Whipkey
RHRalph Anastasio
LHBob Snider
Joe Rossetti, Bob Dunnington, Jerry Mingis, Frank Vecchio, Nick Pazinko, Chuck Boone, Gene Barkocy, Mike Shebelskie, Bob Lowry, Dan Wagner, Bill Pellagrino, Joe Biscaha, Manuel Sempeles, Don Gregory, Mickey Marinkov, Gerald Landis, Carmen Cavalli, Ernest Deane, Major Mansfield, Jim Beck, Sherwood Frostick, Ed Denmead, Don Dziedziak, John Zupicich
10-Alex Szuch, 11-Dick Longfellow, 12-Bob Connolly, 21-Paul Shepherd, 22-Victor "Jack" Rabbits, 33-Max Cosper, 35-Bill McCrea, 41-Sammy Sizemore, 42-Jim Haught, 44-Bill McClure, 45-Terry Fairbanks, 49-Larry Krutko, 52-Harry McFeater, 54-Tom Domen, 60-Bill Ford, 64-Gene Lathey, 65-Jerry Urda, 72-Paul Sharkady, 74-Jim Pickett, 75-Jim Hillen, 77-Dick Guesman, 78-Steve Edwards, 79-Ed Sommer, 82-Dick Kleckner, 83-John Bowles, 85-Bruce McClung, 86-Tony Tallarico, 89-Dennis Jones