“FOOTBALL AT FENWAY”


 

FOOTBALL AT FENWAY  
Tony Quintiliani sparks a 7-6 victory over Villanova

November 3, 1956 ... When a Villanova fumble was up for grabs in the second period, it was Tony Quintiliani who smothered it for the Eagles, leading to a touchdown.  When a last-ditch Villanova field goal attempt was made in the closing seconds of the game, it was Quintiliani who hurled his body at the ball.  Both touchdowns were tainted in the game, but in between there was excellent football played.

On the third play of the second half, Don Allard punted for B.C. from his own 47-yard line to Davie Parr at the Villanova 14.  Parr misjudged the flight of the ball and had it bounce off his chest.  Both Parr and Quintiliani went after it with Parr losing the tussle.  B.C. took seven plays to get the ball over the goal line with Bernie Tellszewski finally crashing in over right guard.

In the third period the Eagles were at Villanova's 37 yard line. when Bootsie Connelly fumbled with Mike Flynn recovering the ball.  Four plays later Connelly was back to punt at his 30-yd line, when a low pass from center was grabbed by Connelly on the second bounce, but a half dozen Villanova players greeted him and he was barely able to make it back to the line of scrimmage. 

Villanova's Jack Devereaux carried five consecutive times and finally dove over left tackle for their only touchdown and unfortunately for the Wildcats, the extra point was missed.  The Wildcats had plenty of life left in the fourth period.  They were back on their 36-yard line with a fourth down on them.  Billy Magee found Tony Verrechione loose at the B.C. 37-yd line for the first down.  Rollie West took it down to the 14 and then a penalty cost Villanova five yards.  The Eagles John Doherty dropped Magee down for a six yard loss.  John Ferruolo caught a pass and stepped out at the 14-yard line with fifteen second left.  Now Rollie West lined it up at the 21 for a potential game winning field goal. But Quintiliani broke through and took the ball off his chest. It wasn't over yet.  The ball bounced back to West, who grabbed it and was able to run it down before being tackled at the eleven yard line as time ran out.

 

 

 
 

F  E  N  W  A  Y   P  A  R  K

 
 

 

1

2

3

4

 

R

H

E

 
 

VILLANOVA

0

0

6

0

 

 

6

 

 
 

BOSTON COLLEGE

0

7

0

0

 

 

7

 

 

 

 2nd Qtr

1 yd Rush - Bernie Tellszewski (BC)
Henry Sullivan (PAT)

Villanova (0)
Boston College (7)

 3rd Qtr

1 yd Rush - Devereaux (Vill)
PAT failed

Villanova (6)
Boston College (7)

 Attendance – 13,275