The Story of the Dayton Triangles

Buffalo Beats Triangles
And Leads For Pro Title

Dayton Daily News
Monday, November 28, 1921


BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 28, 1921 - The Triangles of Dayton are today just about figured out of the running for the national professional football championship honors, while the All-Americans of this city probably are in the lead for the title as a result of the game played here yesterday between the teams which the home team won by a score of 7 to 0. The Bisons had all of the breaks of the game and in spite of being badly outplayed by the Triangles in the last half, managed to hang on to their small margin and hold the visitors safe until the end.

On a dry field, the Triangles would undoubtedly have won the game. Their frontline stood like a stone wall while their backs, especially Bacon, ploughed into the home club's line for respectable gains. Anderson made the lone touchdown of the game in the first five minutes of play and after taking the ball on a forward pass and running 45 yards through a broken field. In the second quarter Buffalo found that the Dayton line could not be penetrated. Several times the Bisons lost the ball on downs in their attempts to crash through. Deeper and deeper came the ball into Buffalo territory.

Finally driven to the 15-yard line, Hughitt punted. Partlow recovered it and started the procession back into Buffalo territory. When the whistle blew the ball was on Buffalo's 5-yard line. During the entire third quarter the ball remained in Buffalo territory. Several times the Bisons lost on fumbles or were penalized for offside plays. Dayton got its third opportunity to score in this quarter. The pigskin was on Buffalo's 15-yard line. Instead of attempting to forge ahead on a series of line plays the visitors resorted to the forward pass. The field, a literal sea of mud, made such plays almost impossible. Three fumbles in the last quarter lost 20 yards for Buffalo, and the ball came back dangerously near the Buffalo goal. Smash as they may, the Buffalo warriors could not get through the line. Hughitt was again forced to punt, landing the pigskin in the arms of Bacon, who gained 15 yards, bringing the ball to the 30-yard line.

The lineup and summary: 

Dayton (0)   Buffalo (7)
Thiele L.E. O'Hearn
Hathaway L.T. Voss
Sies L.G. Brace
Kinderdine C. Guy
Sampson R.G. Youngstrom
Sauer R.T. Ward
Reese R.E. Urban
Mahrt Q. Hughitt
Bacon L.H. Anderson
Abbot R.H. Beck
Partlow F.B. Smith

Score by periods:

Buffalo……………………………………………………..7 0 0 0 -  7
Dayton……………………………………………………..0 0 0 0 - 0


Buffalo: Russell Stein for Brace, Brace for Russell Stein.

Touchdown- Anderson.

Goal from touchdown Hughitt.


Submitted by: Mark Fenner

Buffalo Evening Times Account of this Game

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