He made a beautiful catch, his right hand between the ball and the ground, and it was right here in front of me. I can't kick on this one, and they've got a first down on their 47.
"Two minutes, Vince," Bill Austin says. "Vince?"
I look up and see the referee signaling to me, two fingers of his right hand extended. I acknowledge him, and watch them come up to the line. Their fullback makes three yards on a slant before Currie stops him, and we call a time-out to stop the clock.
They try a weak side sweep toward the other side, but Nitschke and Whittenton, coming up fast, throw the halfback for a yard loss. Now it's third and eight on their 49 and we call another time-out. There is 1:46 left, so if we can hold them here we should get their kick, at the very worst, on our 20 with about a minute and a half left.
Forester has come over to the sideline. Bengtson is talking to him on our 43-yard line.
"Let's remember this is the line they've got to cross," he's saying. "They need eight yards, so let's play them for the nine-yard pass. Let's go now!"
I watch him run back out. I watch the other people come out of their huddle and go into Red Right, the flanker to the right and the tight end split about three yards. This is our last chance now. If we don't stop this one we'll never get that ball back. They are going to pass. Their quarterback is in his pocket, their tight end stays in and blocks and their flanker has come down about 10 yards and is turning in right in front of me. He sees Gremminger coming up from left safety to play him on the inside. He tries to turn out now, and his left foot slips. I see the ball pass his outstretched hands and then I hear the thop sound it makes as it hits Herb Adderley's hands, and he's got it. He's got it, and he's racing right by me now, down our sideline.
"Where is it?" I say, and I look at the clock and there is just over a minute remaining.
"About their 18," somebody says.
"Keep it on the ground, and run it in front of the goalposts. Try to waste as much time as you can before the field goal. Let's go."