Sunday, January 12, 2014
January 12, 1975: The Steelers Win The Big One
Here's the box score: http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/197501120min.htm
The 158 yards on 34 carries by Harris surpassed Miami's Larry Csonka's total of 145 yards on 33 carries in Super Bowl VIII. It was a record that would be surpassed but Harris' 354 yards in four different Super Bowls stand as the most any rusher has picked up in the history of the big game. Harris made Bradshaw's job easy, he only passed the ball 14 times and completed 9 of those attempts, the strategy of handing the ball to the big man in the backfield was a sound strategy to say the least. On the flip side Tarkenton was beaten, battered, bruised, and banged up by the Steelers defense. He threw three picks and completed 11 passes on 26 attempts. The Steelers defense not only kept Tarkenton from having success, they also crushed any semblance of a running game by holding them to just 17 yards on the ground. Simply put, it was a dominant performance by those Steelers who had waited so long to bring their city a title. It was also the beginning of something special in Pittsburgh as more titles and glory were on the way.