The Boston College Eagles were undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the land as they headed into the final game of the season against Holy Cross on November 28th.  The Crusaders pulled one of the biggest upsets in college football history that day by upending B.C. by a 55-12 score. 

Many of the B.C. players and fans were so bitterly disappointed that a planned "victory party" at Boston' Coconut Grove restaurant was cancelled   That night the Coconut Grove was destroyed by a fire that killed 492 people.  The team did get an invitation to play in the Orange Bowl and received the Lambert Trophy for their supremacy in Eastern college athletics for the second time in three years.  World War II did have it's affects on football at B.C.  Due to transportation difficulties the Eagles were forced to play their entire schedule at Fenway Park, and because of the manpower shortage, the "Freshman Rule" was abolished and the youngsters were permitted to perform shoulder to shoulder with the upperclassmen.

Denny Myers, in his second year as head coach, emphasized the necessity for proper conditioning in the summer drills and this rigid training paid off with decisive victories in the fall.  The Eagles proved conclusively that they had mastered the speed and deception of the "t" formation as they rode rough shod over eight opponents before being humbled by Holy Cross.  Coach Myers' men were unstoppable on two occasions, these being the amazing lopsided triumphs over Georgetown (47-0) and Fordham (56-6).

Co-captains Fred Naumetz and Mike Holovak brought the curtain down on their college careers in a blaze of glory.  Holovak, along with stellar end Don Currivan were chosen unanimously as All-Americans, while Naumetz, along with Gil Bouley and Rocco Canale, were frequently honored with other awards.  Other members to be honored are Mickey Connolly, the unsung hero who played a major role in every game and courageous Wally Boudreau who capably directed his second string "Junior Commandos".  Al Florentino was an outstanding guard with Joe Repko at tackle.  It was an interesting team with an offense that could explode at any time and from any position on the field.  Whether it be a quick thrust up the middle, an end sweep following a clever lateral, or a long forward pass, the squad could score from anywhere.

08/27/1942 First workout for 1942 squad
09/12/1942 Co-Captain Fred Naumetz intends to join Naval Reserve
09/16/1942 Scrimmage update
09/18/1942 Chicago Bears and All-Army team workout at the Heights
09/24/1942 The new football training quarters noted
10/01/1942 Final practice update before opening the season
10/03/1942 1-0 West Virginia W 33-0
10/10/1942 2-0 Clemson W 14-7
10/17/1942 3-0 North Carolina Preflight W 7-6
10/24/1942 4-0 Wake Forest W 27-0
10/31/1942 5-0 Georgetown W 47-0
11/07/1942 6-0 Temple W 28-0
11/14/1942 7-0 Fordham W 56-6
11/21/1942 8-0 Boston University W 37-0
11/28/1942 8-1 Holy Cross L 55-12
  Team mourns loss of Larry Kenney at the Coconut Grove
12/01/1942 Team accepts invitation to play in the Orange Bowl
12/08/1942 Workouts begin for Orange Bowl game
12/10/1942 The Lambert Trophy is awarded to Boston College
12/20/1942 The team arrives in Florida and begins practices
12/29/1942 Former coach Frank Leahy shows up to watch practice
01/01/1943 8-1 Alabama L 37-21