FACTOID # 4: Just 1% of the houses in Nevada were built before 1939.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Super Bowl VI
Super Bowl VI
Image:SuperBowlVI.png
Quarter 1 2 3 4 Tot
Cowboys 3 7 7 7 24
Dolphins 0 3 0 0 3
Date January 16, 1972
Stadium Tulane Stadium
City New Orleans, Louisiana
MVP Roger Staubach, Quarterback
Favorite Cowboys by 6
National anthem U.S. Air Force Academy Chorale
Coin toss Jim Tunney
Referee Jim Tunney
Halftime show "Salute to Louis Armstrong" with Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt and the U.S. Marine Corps Drill Team
Attendance 81,023
TV in the United States
Network CBS
Announcers Ray Scott and Pat Summerall
Nielsen Ratings 44.2
Market share 74
Cost of 30-second commercial US$86,000

Super Bowl VI was the sixth Super Bowl, the championship game of the National Football League (NFL). The game was played on January 16, 1972, at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana following the 1971 regular season. The National Football Conference (NFC) champion Dallas Cowboys defeated the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Miami Dolphins, 24–3. Image File history File links SuperBowlVI.png Super Bowl VI logo, claiming fair use File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames The Boys, Americas Team, Team of the 90s Team colors Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Silver-Green, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Mascot Rowdy [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Navy Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) The... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games A modern stadium (plural stadiums or stadia in English) is a place, or venue, for (mostly) outdoor sports, concerts or other events, consisting of... Tulane Stadium was an outdoor football stadium located in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City That Care Forgot, NOLA (acronym for New Orleans, LA) Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area    - City 350. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ... Roger Thomas Staubach (born February 5, 1942) is a businessman and former American professional football player. ... NFL quarterback Peyton Manning. ... Spread betting is a form of gambling on the outcome of any event where the more accurate the gamble, the more is won and conversely the less accurate the more is lost. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames The Boys, Americas Team, Team of the 90s Team colors Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Silver-Green, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Mascot Rowdy [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference... Nicholson took the copy Key had given him to a printer, who published it as a broadside on 17 September, 1814 under the title “Defence of Fort McHenry,” with a note explaining the circumstances of its writing. ... The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, (, ), is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers in the United States Air Force. ... Coin flipping or coin tossing is the practice of throwing a coin in the air to resolve a dispute between two parties or otherwise choose between two alternatives. ... Jim Tunney Jim Tunney was a American football official in the National Football League (NFL) from 1960 to 1991. ... Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle and American football officials prepare to toss the coin to start the 40th annual National Football League Pro Bowl. ... Jim Tunney Jim Tunney was a American football official in the National Football League (NFL) from 1960 to 1991. ... A halftime show is a performance given between the first and second halves or the 2nd and 3rd quarters of a sporting event. ... Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901[1] – July 6, 1971) (also known by the nickname Satchmo, for satchel-mouth and Pops) was an American jazz musician. ... Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella (the First Lady of Song), was an American singer, considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century, alongside Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. ... Carol Channing photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1956 Carol Channing (born on January 31, 1921 in Seattle, Washington) is an American actress whose career was built largely on two roles, Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello Dolly!. She is easily recognized by her distinctive... Al Hirt (November 7, 1922 – April 27, 1999) was a popular trumpeter and bandleader. ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... A sportscaster is an announcer on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... Ray Scott (1920 - March 23, 1998) was an American sportscaster, best known for his broadcasts for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. ... George Allen Pat Summerall (born May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida) is a former American football player and well-known television sportscaster, having worked at CBS, FOX, and ESPN. // Summerall played college football from 1949 to 1951 at the University of Arkansas, where he played the defensive end, tight... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are generally referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 3. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Tulane Stadium was an outdoor football stadium located in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City That Care Forgot, NOLA (acronym for New Orleans, LA) Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area    - City 350. ... The 1971 NFL season was the 52nd regular season of the National Football League. ... The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames The Boys, Americas Team, Team of the 90s Team colors Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Silver-Green, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Mascot Rowdy [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference... The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Navy Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) The...


The Cowboys dominated the game, setting Super Bowl records for the most rushing yards (252), the most first downs (23), the least total yards allowed (185), and the least points allowed (3). The Cowboys are currently the only team ever to prevent their opponent from scoring a touchdown in the Super Bowl.


Cowboys Quarterback Roger Staubach, who completed 12 out of 19 passes for 119 yards, threw 2 touchdown passes, and rushed 5 times for 18 yards, was named the Super Bowl's Most Valuable Player. NFL quarterback Peyton Manning. ... Roger Thomas Staubach (born February 5, 1942) is a businessman and former American professional football player. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ...

Contents

Background

Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys entered the season still having the reputation of "not being able to win the big games". The Super Bowl V loss added more fuel to that widely held view. And like the previous season, Dallas had a quarterback controversy as Staubach and Craig Morton alternated as starting quarterback. But after head coach Tom Landry settled on Staubach, the Cowboys won their last 6 regular season games to finish with an 11-3 record. Date January 17, 1971 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Chuck Howley, Linebacker, Cowboys Favorite Cowboys by 2 National anthem Tommy Loy (Trumpeter) Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show Florida A&M Band Attendance 79,204 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Curt... Craig Morton Larry Craig Morton (born February 5, 1943) was a quarterback in the National Football League for three teams: the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos. ... Thomas Wade Landry (September 11, 1924 – February 12, 2000) was an American football player and coach. ...


Staubach finished the regular season as the NFL's top rated passer (101.8) by throwing for 1,882 yards, 15 touchdowns, and only 4 interceptions. He was also a terrific rusher, gaining 343 yards and 2 touchdowns on 41 carries. Dallas also had an outstanding trio of running backs, Walt Garrison, Duane Thomas, and Calvin Hill, who rushed for a combined total of 1,690 yards and 14 touchdowns during the season. Wide Receivers Bob Hayes and Lance Alworth also provided a deep threat, catching a combined total of 69 passes for 1,327 yards and 10 touchdowns. The offensive line, anchored by all-pro tackle Rayfield Wright, Pro Bowler John Niland, and future hall of famer Forrest Gregg, was also a primary reason for their success on offense. Walt Garrison, born 7/23/44 in Lewisville, Texas. ... Duane Thomas (born June 21, 1947) is a former american football running back who played four seasons for the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins from 1970 to 1974. ... Calvin Hill (born January 2, 1947in the Turners Station neighborhood of Dundalk, Maryland) was a running back with a 12 year National Football League career from 1969 to 1981. ... Robert Lee (Bullet Bob) Hayes (December 20, 1942 – September 18, 2002) was an American track and field athlete and American football player. ... Lance Dwight Alworth (born August 3, 1940 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football wide receiver. ... Rayfield Wright (born in August 23, 1945 in Griffin, Georgia) is a former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ... Tackle during 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii A top cheerleader from each team takes part in the 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The John Niland Scientia Building John Niland is an Australian businessman and professor. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Alvis Forrest Gregg (born October 18, 1933, in Birthright, Texas) is a former American Football Offensive Tackle and coach who played for the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys. ...


The Dallas defense (nicknamed the "Doomsday Defense") had given up only one touchdown in the last 25 quarters prior to the Super Bowl. Their defensive line was anchored by Pro Bowl defensive tackle Bob Lilly, who excelled at pressuring quarterbacks and breaking up running plays. Dallas also had an outstanding trio of linebackers: Pro Bowler Chuck Howley, who recorded 5 interceptions and returned them for 122 yards; Dave Edwards 2 interceptions; and Lee Roy Jordan, who recorded 2 interceptions. The Cowboys secondary was led by 2 future hall of fame cornerbacks Herb Adderley (6 interceptions for 182 return yards) and Mel Renfro (4 interceptions for 11 yards). Safeties Cliff Harris and Pro Bowler Cornell Green also combined for 4 interceptions. Bob Lilly (born July 26, 1939) is an American football player and photographer. ... Chuck Howley (born June 28, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia a Pittsburgh suburb) was an American football linebacker who spent most of his career with the Dallas Cowboys. ... Dave Edwards was born 12/14/39 in Columbia, Alabama. ... Lee Roy Jordan (born April 27, 1941 in Excel, Alabama) was an NFL football player who played linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys in the 1960s and 70s. ... Herbert A. Adderley (born June 8, 1939, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former American football cornerback who played for the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys. ... Melvin Lacy Mel Renfro (born December 30, 1941 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football cornerback and safety who spent his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys. ... Cliff Harris was an American Football player. ... A Tackle who plays for the Denver Broncos. ...


Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins were based primarily around the running attack, led by running backs Larry Csonka and Jim Kiick, who rushed for a combined total of 1,789 yards, 10 touchdowns, and lost just 1 fumble during the regular season. But Miami also had a threatening passing game. Quarterback Bob Griese put up an impressive performance during the season, completing 145 passes for 2,089 yards and 19 touchdowns with only 9 interceptions. Griese's major weapon was wide receiver Paul Warfield, who caught 43 passes for 996 yards (a 23.2 yards per catch average) and 11 touchdowns. The Dolphins also had an excellent offensive line to open up holes for their running backs and protect Griese on pass plays, lead by 2 future hall of famers, center Jim Langer and guard Larry Little. Lawrence Richard Csonka (born December 25, 1946, Stow, Ohio, USA) was a punishing American football player in the late 1960s and 1970s. ... Jim Kiick, born in 1946, is an American Football player. ... Robert Allen Griese (born February 3, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana) is a former American football quarterback who earned All-American honors with the Purdue Boilermakers before being drafted in 1967 by the American Football Leagues Miami Dolphins. ... Paul Dryden Warfield (born November 28, 1942 in Warren, Ohio) was a professional American football wide receiver in the 1960s and 1970s. ... James John Langer (Born May 16, 1948 in Little Falls, Minnesota) is a former american football center for the National Football League Miami Dolphins. ... Lawrence Chatmon Little (Born November 2, 1945, in Groveland, Georgia) is a former American Football offensive guard who played for the 1967-68San Diego Chargers and then traded to the Miami Dolphins 1969. ...


Miami's defense was a major reason why the team built a 10-3-1 regular season record, including eight consecutive wins. Future hall of fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti was a major force reading and stopping plays, while defensive back Jake Scott recorded 7 interceptions. Nicholas Anthony Buoniconti is a former AFL and NFL Hall of Fame linebacker, who played for the Boston Patriots and Miami Dolphins. ... Jake Scott (born 1945) was a former American football free safety and punt returner for the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins. ...


Playoffs

For more details on this topic, see NFL playoffs, 1971-72.

Before this season, the Dolphins had never won a playoff game in franchise history, but they surprised the entire NFL by advancing to the Super Bowl with wins against league's 2 previous champions. The NFL playoffs following the 1971 NFL season led up to Super Bowl VI. // Divisional playoffs December 25, 1971 AFC: Miami Dolphins 27, Kansas City Chiefs 24 (2OT) at Municipal Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri TV: NBC In the longest NFL game ever played, Miami kicker Garo Yepremian kicked the winning...


First Miami defeated the Kansas City Chiefs (winners of Super Bowl IV), 27-24, in the longest game in NFL history with kicker Garo Yepremian's game winning field goal after 22 minutes and 40 seconds of overtime play. Later, Miami shutout the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Colts, 21-0, in the AFC Championship Game, aided by defensive back Dick Anderson who intercepted 3 passes from Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas and returned one of them for a 62-yard touchdown. City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, Yellow, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner Lamar Hunt General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... Date January 11, 1970 Stadium Tulane Stadium City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Len Dawson, Quarterback Favorite Vikings by 12 1/2 National anthem Al Hirt Coin toss Game referee Referee John McDonough Halftime show Mardi Gras with Carol Channing Attendance 80,562 TV in the United States Network CBS Announcers... Garo Yepremian (born June 2, 1944 in Larnaca, Cyprus) is a former National Football League kicker. ... Date January 17, 1971 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Chuck Howley, Linebacker, Cowboys Favorite Cowboys by 2 National anthem Tommy Loy (Trumpeter) Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show Florida A&M Band Attendance 79,204 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Curt... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Dick Anderson (born February 10, 1946) is a former American Football defensive back for the National Football League Miami Dolphins who he played for in his entire ten year career from 1968 to 1977 missing two of those seasons with a major knee injury. ... John Constantine Johnny Unitas (May 7, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – September 11, 2002) was a professional American football player in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. ...


Meanwhile, the Cowboys marched to the Super Bowl with playoff wins over the Minnesota Vikings, 20-12 in the NFC Divisional Playoffs, and the San Francisco 49ers, 14-3 in the NFC Championship Game, only giving up one touchdown in the two games. City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners Team colors Cardinal Red, Metallic Gold and Black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950–present...


Super Bowl pregame news and notes

When asked about the Dolphins' defensive team prior to Super Bowl VI, Landry said that he could not recall any of the players' names, but they were a big concern to him. This remark immediately led to the nickname "No-Name Defense".


Television and entertainment

The game was broadcast in the United States by CBS with play-by-play announcer Ray Scott and color commentator Pat Summerall. Although Tulane Stadium was sold out for the game, unconditional blackout rules in the NFL prohibited the live telecast from being shown in the New Orleans area. CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... Ray Scott (1920 - March 23, 1998) was an American sportscaster, best known for his broadcasts for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. ... A color (or colour) commentator, sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... George Allen Pat Summerall (born May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida) is a former American football player and well-known television sportscaster, having worked at CBS, FOX, and ESPN. // Summerall played college football from 1949 to 1951 at the University of Arkansas, where he played the defensive end, tight...


The Kilgore College Rangerettes drill team performed during the pregame festivities. Later, the United States Air Force Academy Chorale sang the national anthem. Kilgore College is a state-supported junior college in Kilgore, Texas. ... The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, (, ), is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers in the United States Air Force. ...


The halftime show was a "Salute to Louis Armstrong" featuring jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, actress and singer Carol Channing, trumpeter Al Hirt and the U.S. Marine Corps Drill Team. Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901[1] – July 6, 1971) (also known by the nickname Satchmo, for satchel-mouth and Pops) was an American jazz musician. ... Jazz is an original American musical art form that originated around the start of the 20th century in New Orleans, rooted in African American musical styles blended with Western music technique and theory. ... Ercole de Roberti performing the song Freinds Of P: Concert, c. ... Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella (the First Lady of Song), was an American singer, considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century, alongside Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Carol Channing photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1956 Carol Channing (born on January 31, 1921 in Seattle, Washington) is an American actress whose career was built largely on two roles, Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello Dolly!. She is easily recognized by her distinctive... Trumpeter redirects to here. ... Al Hirt (November 7, 1922 – April 27, 1999) was a popular trumpeter and bandleader. ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ...


Game summary

On the Dolphins second possession of the game, Larry Csonka committed his first fumble of the season, and it was recovered by linebacker Chuck Howley at the Cowboys 48-yard line. Twelve plays later, Dallas kicker Mike Clark kicked a 9-yard field goal to give the Cowboys a 3-0 lead. Early in the second quarter, Miami drove to the Cowboys 42-yard line with the aid of a 20-yard reception by receiver Howard Twilley, but the drive stalled and ended with no points after kicker Garo Yepremian missed a 49-yard field goal attempt. Lawrence Richard Csonka (born December 25, 1946, Stow, Ohio, USA) was a punishing American football player in the late 1960s and 1970s. ... Chuck Howley (born June 28, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia a Pittsburgh suburb) was an American football linebacker who spent most of his career with the Dallas Cowboys. ... Michael Stephen Clark was a popular newspaper columnist in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Garo Yepremian (born June 2, 1944 in Larnaca, Cyprus) is a former National Football League kicker. ...


Later in the period, Dallas drove 76 yards in 8 plays, and scored on a 7-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Roger Staubach to receiver Lance Alworth to increase their lead, 10-0. Miami started the ensuing drive with just 1:15 left in the half, and quarterback Bob Griese completed 3 consecutive passes, 2 to receiver Paul Warfield and 1 to running back Jim Kiick, for 44 total yards to set up Yepremian's 31-yard field goal to cut the Dolphins deficit to 10-3 going into halftime. Roger Thomas Staubach (born February 5, 1942) is a businessman and former American professional football player. ... Lance Dwight Alworth (born August 3, 1940 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football wide receiver. ... Robert Allen Griese (born February 3, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana) is a former American football quarterback who earned All-American honors with the Purdue Boilermakers before being drafted in 1967 by the American Football Leagues Miami Dolphins. ... Paul Dryden Warfield (born November 28, 1942 in Warren, Ohio) was a professional American football wide receiver in the 1960s and 1970s. ... Jim Kiick, born in 1946, is an American Football player. ...


But Dallas dominated the second half, preventing any chance of a Miami comeback. The Cowboys opened the third period with a 71-yard, 8-play drive, scoring on running back Duane Thomas' 3-yard touchdown run to make the score 17-3. This seemed to fire up the Dallas defense, who managed to prevent Miami from getting a single first down in the entire third quarter. Miami did manage to advance to midfield early in the final period, but Howley ended the drive by intercepting a pass from Griese. During the interception return, Howley tripped and fell at the Dolphins 9-yard line with nobody near him. But 3 plays later, Staubach threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to tight end Mike Ditka, increasing the Dallas lead to 24-3 and putting the game out of reach. Duane Thomas (born June 21, 1947) is a former american football running back who played four seasons for the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins from 1970 to 1974. ... Michael Keller Ditka, Jr. ...


Griese completed the same amount of passes as Staubach (12), and threw for 15 more yards (134), but threw no touchdown passes and was intercepted once. Csonka and Kiick, were held to just 80 combined rushing yards, no touchdowns, and lost 1 fumble on 19 carries. Warfield was limited to just 4 receptions for 39 yards. Thomas was the top rusher of the game with 19 carries for 96 yards and a touchdown. He also caught 3 passes for 17 yards. Dallas running back Walt Garrison added 74 rushing yards and caught 2 passes for 11 yards. Walt Garrison, born 7/23/44 in Lewisville, Texas. ...


Scoring summary

  • DAL- FG Clark 9
  • DAL- Alworth 7 pass from Staubach (Clark kick)
  • MIA- FG Yepremian 31
  • DAL- D. Thomas 3 run (Clark kick)
  • DAL- Ditka 7 pass from Staubach (Clark kick)

Trivia

  • The temperature at kickoff was 39 °F, the lowest recorded temperature for a Super Bowl game to date.
  • Staubach became the first Heisman Trophy winner to be named Super Bowl Most Valuable Player.
  • Dallas running back Duane Thomas became the first player to score touchdowns in back-to-back Super Bowls. Thomas had a receiving touchdown a year earlier in Super Bowl V.
  • Staubach's 119 passing yards is the lowest total for a quarterback who was named the game's MVP.
  • Staubach became the first quaterback of a winning team in the Super Bowl to play the entire game. Bart Starr was relieved by Zeke Bratkowski in the first two Super Bowls when the Packers had the game safely in hand; Joe Namath was relieved briefly by Babe Parilli in Super Bowl III; Len Dawson gave way to Mike Livingston late in Super Bowl IV when the Chiefs had clinched the game; Earl Morrall came in for an injured Johnny Unitas late in the first half of Super Bowl V and led the Baltimore Colts to a come-from-behind victory over the Cowboys.
  • Mike Clark's 9-yard field goal tied the New York Jets Jim Turner's 9-yard three pointer in Super Bowl III for the shortest field goal in Super Bowl history. At the time, the goal posts were on goal lines instead of at the back of the end zones. Thus, this shared record will stand indefinitely until the league decides to move the goal posts back to the goal lines.
  • Despite being the second Super Bowl after the AFL-NFL merger, Super Bowl VI was the first one to have the NFL logo painted at the 50-yard line. The NFL would do this for all but one Super Bowl after this until Super Bowl XXXI.
  • This was the last Super Bowl to be blacked out in the host city. The next year, the NFL allowed Super Bowl VII to be televised live in the host city (Los Angeles) when all tickets were sold. In 1973, the NFL changed its blackout policy to allow games to be broadcast in the home team's market if sold out 72 hours in advance.

The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (also known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football. ... Date January 17, 1971 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Chuck Howley, Linebacker, Cowboys Favorite Cowboys by 2 National anthem Tommy Loy (Trumpeter) Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show Florida A&M Band Attendance 79,204 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Curt... Bryan Bartlett Starr (born January 9, 1934 in Montgomery, Alabama) is a former professional football player and coach. ... Zeke Bratkowski was a quarterback in the NFL. Category: ... Joseph William Namath (born May 31, 1943 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA), also known as Broadway Joe, was an American football quarterback for the American Football Leagues New York Jets and the Los Angeles Rams in the 1960s and the 1970s. ... Vito Babe Parilli (born 1930) of the University of Kentucky was an All-American starting quarterback for the Wildcats under Coach Paul Bear Bryant. ... Date January 12, 1969 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Joe Namath, Quarterback Favorite Colts by 18 National anthem Anita Bryant Coin toss Game referee Referee Tom Bell Halftime show America Thanks with Florida A&M University Attendance 75,389 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers... Len Dawson (born June 20, 1935) was an American football quarterback from Purdue University who played for three professional teams, most notably the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Mike Livingston was a quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs football team. ... Date January 11, 1970 Stadium Tulane Stadium City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Len Dawson, Quarterback Favorite Vikings by 12 1/2 National anthem Al Hirt Coin toss Game referee Referee John McDonough Halftime show Mardi Gras with Carol Channing Attendance 80,562 TV in the United States Network CBS Announcers... Earl Morrall (b. ... John Constantine Johnny Unitas (May 7, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – September 11, 2002) was a professional American football player in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. ... Date January 17, 1971 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Chuck Howley, Linebacker, Cowboys Favorite Cowboys by 2 National anthem Tommy Loy (Trumpeter) Coin toss Norm Schachter Referee Norm Schachter Halftime show Florida A&M Band Attendance 79,204 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Curt... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Date January 26, 1997 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Desmond Howard, Kick Returner/Punt Returner Favorite Packers by 14 National anthem Luther Vandross Coin toss Past Super Bowl winning coaches: Hank Stram, Mike Ditka, Tom Flores, Tom Landry, Chuck Noll, George Seifert Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show...

Officials

  • Referee: Jim Tunney
  • Umpire: Joe Connell
  • Head Linesman: Al Sabato
  • Line Judge: Art Hoist
  • Field Judge: Bob Wortman
  • Back Judge: Ralph Vandenberg

Note: A seven-official system was not used until 1978 Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle and American football officials prepare to toss the coin to start the 40th annual National Football League Pro Bowl. ... Jim Tunney Jim Tunney was a American football official in the National Football League (NFL) from 1960 to 1991. ...


See also

The 1971 NFL season was the 52nd regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1971 NFL season led up to Super Bowl VI. // Divisional playoffs December 25, 1971 AFC: Miami Dolphins 27, Kansas City Chiefs 24 (2OT) at Municipal Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri TV: NBC In the longest NFL game ever played, Miami kicker Garo Yepremian kicked the winning...

References

The Super Bowl
I 1967 | II 1968 | III 1969 | IV 1970 | V 1971 | VI 1972 | VII 1973 | VIII 1974 | IX 1975 | X 1976 | XI 1977 | XII 1978 | XIII 1979 | XIV 1980 | XV 1981 | XVI 1982 | XVII 1983 | XVIII 1984 | XIX 1985 | XX 1986 | XXI 1987 | XXII 1988 | XXIII 1989 | XXIV 1990 | XXV 1991 | XXVI 1992 | XXVII 1993 | XXVIII 1994 | XXIX 1995 | XXX 1996 | XXXI 1997 | XXXII 1998 | XXXIII 1999 | XXXIV 2000 | XXXV 2001 | XXXVI 2002 | XXXVII 2003 | XXXVIII 2004 | XXXIX 2005 | XL 2006 | XLI 2007 | XLII 2008 | XLIII 2009 | XLIV 2010 | XLV 2011 
NFL | Super Bowl Champions | Most Valuable Players | Broadcasters | Pre-Super Bowl NFL champions

  Results from FactBites:
 
Super Bowl XXV - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3146 words)
Super Bowl XXV was the 25th Super Bowl, the championship game of the National Football League (NFL).
Super Bowl XXV was played under much patriotic fervor, due to the then-current Gulf War.
This Super Bowl was the inspiration for the Ray Finkle character in the 1994 movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and provided a critical plot point for the 1998 Vincent Gallo film Buffalo '66.
Super Bowl VI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1710 words)
Super Bowl VI was the sixth Super Bowl, the championship game of the National Football League (NFL).
Later, Miami shutout the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Colts, 21-0, in the AFC Championship Game, aided by defensive back Dick Anderson who intercepted 3 passes from Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas and returned one of them for a 62-yard touchdown.
Despite being the second Super Bowl after the AFL-NFL merger, Super Bowl VI was the first one to have the NFL logo painted at the 50-yard line.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m