“FOOTBALL AT FENWAY”


 

CAPT FRED NAUMETZ

FOOTBALL AT FENWAY  
The Eagles pour on the power
and ruin Temple, 28-0

November 7, 1942 ... Mickey Connolly and Bill Boyce collaborated to stage an exhibition of passing against the Temple Owls, which culminated in three Eagle scores at Fenway Park, as Boston College whitewashed them with a 28-0 romp.  It started when Rocco Canale broke through and smeared George Sutch's punt on a third down quick kick by the Owls, and Fred Naumetz covered up the ball on the Temple 39-yard line. On third down, Connolly then just lobbed a pass to Johnny Killea who got the jump on the Temple secondary and took the pass over his left shoulder in the end zone for the first scoring play. 

In the second period, Bernie Lanoue, the freshman sensation, took the ball out of the hands of two Owl defenders, and cut back for 49 yards to score the second touchdown behind the excellent open field blocking of Don Currivan.  Coming on the field for the second half, the Eagles rolled 80 yards for the third touchdown, with Mike Holovak climaxing the drive with a one yard run.  The most spectacular play on the uninterrupted march was a 52 yard bomb from Connolly to Charlie Furbush on the dead run, to set up the score at the Owl 5-yd line.

 

WALLY BOUDREAU

Coasting on a 21 point lead the Eagles turned their command over to Wally Boudreau., who drove his squad 47 yards for the final tally.  Bill Boyce chalked up a 15 yard run and Boudreau topped off his successful journey by pulling off a clever quarterback sneak to go 16 yards for the score.  The 28-0 score could have been worse for the Owls, because four additional Eagle touchdowns were nullified due to penalties.  Boyce hit Commane on a 44 yard pass at the goal line, killed by an offside penalty.  In the second period Connolly passed 60 yards to Furbush at the 1-yd line only to have that brought back for B.C. being offside.  Boyce late scooped up a bad snap from center and calmly hit Boudreau on the left flank who bulled his way down toward the goal, only to have a clipping penalty nullify the effort.

Defensively, the Eagles added to their national prestige, by restraining the Temple attack to just 21 running yards and 18 passing yards, but for the most part the Owls never had any real chance at scoring.  It was "Marine Day" at the ballpark and the platoon made the Fenway crowd feel full of pride with some snappy marching and drills that were demonstrated at half time.  Captain Freddy Naumetz gave the game ball to the marines for the men to use at the Marine Barracks Navy Yard.

 

 

 
 

F  E  N  W  A  Y   P  A  R  K

 
 

 

1

2

3

4

 

R

H

E

 
 

TEMPLE

0

0

0

0

 

 

0

 

 
 

BOSTON COLLEGE

7

7

7

7

 

 

28

 

 

 

 1st Qtr

38 yd Pass - Mickey Connolly to Johnny Killea (BC)
Mickey Connolly (PAT)

Temple (0)
Boston College (7)

 2nd Qtr

49 yd Rush – Bernie Logue (BC)
Mickey Connolly (PAT)

Temple (0)
Boston College (14)

 3rd Qtr

1 yd Rush – Mike Holovak (BC)
Mickey Connolly (PAT)

Temple (0)
Boston College (21)

 4th Qtr

16 yd Rush – Wally Boudreau (BC)
Bill Commane (PAT)

Temple (0)
Boston College (28)

 

 Attendance – 24,000