“FOOTBALL AT FENWAY”


 


CHARLIE O'ROURKE (13) AND VITO ANANIS (18)

FOOTBALL AT FENWAY  
B.C. slaughters
favored Temple

October 21, 1939 ... Nobody but the most rabid Eagle football fan expected a victory over Temple, a team that had been seemingly invulnerable, licking national champion Texas Christian.  The Owls had never been beaten by Boston College.  But for Boston College a certain spark clicked in every play.  The Eagles could make no errors it seemed. 

 

VITO ANANIS

The second time they had the ball they marched 35 yards into Temple territory before having to turn the ball over. Vito Ananis scored first, culminating an eight play, 82 yard drive in which he gained 71 yards on some outstanding spins, laterals, reverses, fake bucks and even the old "Statue of Liberty" play with Charlie O'Rourke.  The final play of the drive saw Ananis carry for 30 yards on a reverse around left end.

The second score was the result of a blocked kick.  The whole Eagle defensive line smothered the punter, Tomasic, with Al Pasiuk first in on the block, allowing Frank Davis to recover the ball and speed 30 yards for the score.  Following the kickoff the Owls made their best charge.  The ground out two first down to the Eagle 42-yard line, when on second down O'Rourke intercepted Al Juralwicz's pass, ending the threat.  Then O'Rourke passed 27 yards to Alex Lukachik in the end zone for the final tally.  Lou Montgomery was sensational when, with a minute left to play, he intercepted an Owl touchdown pass in the Eagle end zone and ran it out for 84 yards.

 

 

 
 

F  E  N  W  A  Y   P  A  R  K

 
 

 

1

2

3

4

 

R

H

E

 
 

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

0

0

0

0

 

 

0

 

 
 

BOSTON COLLEGE

6

0

0

13

 

 

19

 

 

 

 1st Qtr

30 yd Rush – Vito Ananis (BC)
PAT failed

Temple (0)
Boston College (6)

 4th Qtr

30 yd Blocked Punt – Frank Davis (BC)
PAT failed

Temple (0)
Boston College (12)

 4th Qtr

37 yd Pass – Charlie O'Rourke to Alex Lukachik (BC)
Alex Lukachik (PAT)

Temple (0)
Boston College (19)

 

 Attendance – 13,000