“FOOTBALL AT FENWAY”


 

MICKEY CONNOLLY CONNECTS

FOOTBALL AT FENWAY  
The Eagles rout West Virginia
as reserves sparkle in opener

October 3, 1942 ... The Eagles overpowered the light but experienced Mountaineers by a comfortable 33-0 margin at Fenway Park.  The Eagles never gave their opposition a chance.  B.C. got off to a quick start with Fred Naumetz recovering a fumble on the West Virginia 27-yd line.  Mike Holovak worked the ball to the nine on two attempts and Johnny Killea lugged it over from there with a dash up the middle. 

In the second period Holovak shot past their left end and ran the ball, behind Gil Bouley and Charlie Furbush through the Mountaineer secondary for a 67 yard score leaving his opponents flat footed.  The Eagles really began to move in the second half and tallied three times in the third period.  Ed Doherty and Mickey Connolly combined to outsmart W.V. for the first of these scores.  Doherty, playing safety, took a punt and cut sharply to his left and handed the ball to Connolly who was speeding toward the opposite sideline.  Connolly galloped 69 yards for the score unmolested through a dazed Mountaineer defense. 

Quarterback Wally Boudreau and a mixed group of inexperienced sophomores and freshmen took over and put over to more scores before the third period ended.  Boudreau scored on a quarterback sneak after Eddie Burns and Ed Florentino had teamed up for a long pass play.  The final score was set up when freshman Bill Boyce then pitched to Florentino in the end zone to conclude the successful drive.  Boyce faked beautifully on the play, thus enabling Florentino to shake loose his defenders.  Boston College played brilliantly.  The first string clicked like a machine and when the second stringers figured things out, they too played very well.  The West Virginians had a couple of chances in the fourth quarter but couldn't put it together.

 
 

 

 
 

F  E  N  W  A  Y   P  A  R  K

 
 

 

1

2

3

4

 

R

H

E

 
 

WEST VIRGINIA

0

0

0

0

 

 

0

 

 
 

BOSTON COLLEGE

7

6

20

0

 

 

33

 

 

 

 1st Qtr

9 yd Rush – John Killea (BC)
Mickey Connolly (PAT)

West Virginia (0)
Boston College (7)

 2nd Qtr

67 yd Rush – Mike Holovak (BC)
PAT failed

West Virginia (0)
Boston College (13)

 3rd Qtr

69 yd Punt Return – Mickey Connolly (BC)
Mickey Connolly (PAT)

West Virginia (0)
Boston College (20)

 3rd Qtr

3 yd Rush – Wally Boudreau (BC)
Repko (PAT)

West Virginia (0)
Boston College (27)

 3rd Qtr

22 yd Pass – Bill Boyce to Ed Florentino (BC)
PAT failed

West Virginia (0)
Boston College (33)

 

 Attendance – 15,000