Van Brocklin, who called all of the plays for Landry and his other quarterback, Gary Beban, knew that his only chance was to establish a running game, so the rookies kept pounding at the Packer line even though they were behind. Eventually Csonka and Mac Lane from Utah State found some room. Csonka managed to gain 95 yards before it was over and he won the most valuable collegiate player award. It was his insistent hammering that made it possible for first Beban and then Landry to hit the blazing hurdler, McCullouch, with touchdown passes, thus preserving some dignity for the All-Stars.
McCullouch, who is going to the Detroit Lions instead of the Olympics, and Csonka, who is going to the Miami Dolphins, wound up impressing the Packers more than any of the other Stars.
Speaking for the Green Bay secondary, Herb Adderley said he had heard that Earl the Pearl might be the fastest man in the world at the 110-meter hurdles, and while he didn't know about that, he was certain that McCullouch was the fastest at 20 yards in a football suit.
And it was Ray Nitschke himself who said of Csonka, "He's a real tough kid. He ran harder and harder."
"That's the thing," Csonka said. "Once you get the idea out of your mind that you're playing the Packers, you can just play football."
The only thing wrong with this is that the College All-Star Game is over by then.