“FOOTBALL AT FENWAY”


 

FOOTBALL AT FENWAY  
Boston College overcomes Wake Forest
in the last period

November 07, 1953 ... An aroused Boston College football team scored its first home victory with three final period touchdowns to overcome Wake Forest at Fenway Park.  The Eagles fingers were as cold as the weather in the first half, when they fumbled the wall away on three occasions.  They were scored on when Sonny George intercepted a Bill Stutka pass for Wake Forest and went 43 yards for a touchdown.

In the third period, still trailing 7-0, the Eagles ran all over Wake Forest but failed to score.  The Deacons held them on the 3-yd line at the start of the 4th quarter.  A blocked punt by Frank Marr and recovered by Lou Florio for a touchdown was the spark the Eagles needed.  They scored their next touchdown six minutes later when Dan Brosnahan bored thru from the two yard line.  An interception for the Eagles by Dick Charlton set up the Eagles last scoring drive.  Charlton grabbed the ball at his 23-yd line and ran it out 33 yards down the sideline before being forced out at the Wake Forest 35.  The Eagles moved the ball toward the goal by getting three first downs. With less than a minute to play on a short line plunge by Tom Magnarelli.  The Fenway surface was sloppy but B.C. registered 221 rushing yards and 15 first downs.  Outside of the touchdown interception, Wake Forest never got beyond the Eagles' 15-yard line.  Coach Mike Holovak called them the fightingest Boston College team he's ever seen.

 

 

 
 

F  E  N  W  A  Y   P  A  R  K

 
 

 

1

2

3

4

 

R

H

E

 
 

WAKE FOREST

7

0

0

0

 

 

7

 

 
 

BOSTON COLLEGE

0

0

0

20

 

 

20

 

 

 

 1st Qtr

43 yd Interception - Sonny George (WF)
Sonny George (PAT)

Wake Forest (7)
Boston College (0)

 4th Qtr

Blocked Punt Recovery – Lou Florio (BC)
PAT failed

Wake Forest (7)
Boston College (6)

 4th Qtr

2 yd Rush – Dan Brosnahan (BC)
Dick Zotti (PAT)

Wake Forest (7)
Boston College (13)

 4th Qtr

2 yd Rush – Tom Magnarelli (BC)
Dick Zotti (PAT)

Wake Forest (7)
Boston College (20)