Sport: Football, Nov. 9, 1936

"Widseth, in the pile-up of a line play, hit an opposing player twice in the face after the whistle blew."

This, at Evanston last week, was Referee John Getchell's explanation of the most discussed football penalty of the season. Punishment for unnecessary roughness is 15 yards, but because Northwestern at the end of the third period was already on Minnesota's 13-yd. line and you cannot score on a penalty, Referee Getchell only moved the ball 12 yards to Minnesota's 1-yd. line. On the next two plays, Northwestern failed to gain. On the third,...

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