October 31, 1959 - Coaching from the Sidelines

By Olson


The 'coaching from the sideline' game.

Joe Bellino bobbles a pass-bouncing off his hands and helmet-into the hands of Irish defender Bob Scarpitto who heads 52 yds for a 'pick 6' INT td.

Late in the 4th Q, ND is trailing 22-14 when the Irish march for a score. Still trailing 22-20, the Irish use the new rule of the 2 pt conversion for the first time. ND QB Don White hits HB Ray Ratkowski for the game tying 2 pts.

The Irish then stop the Midshipman and get the ball back-traveling all the way to the Navy 12 with 32 seconds left. Irish student manager Bob McCuthan throws a tee toward the Irish huddle. A penalty flag is immediately thrown for 'coaching from the sidelines'. The Irish are backed up to the 33(yea I don't understand the math either).

Monty Stickles then kicks a game winning FG( for the third time in his career).

Final: ND 25 Navy 22




Keywords: football, navy, monte stickles, bob scarpitto, bob mccuthan, don white, ray ratkowski, two point conversion, manager

Posted On: 2013-11-07 00:15:02 by Olson

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   Posted By: olson at 2013-11-08 05:40:25[#2]
At 2013-11-07 08:35:06, Cappy Gagnon posted:
Stickles obviously did not kick a 50 yard field goal. My guess is that he kicked a 33 yarder, which would be consistent with this penalty being added to the 12 yard line and then kicking.
it was a 43 yd fg that Stickles kicked vs Navy
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   Posted By: Cappy Gagnon at 2013-11-07 08:35:06[#1]
Stickles obviously did not kick a 50 yard field goal. My guess is that he kicked a 33 yarder, which would be consistent with this penalty being added to the 12 yard line and then kicking.
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