FOOTBALL AT FENWAY
B.C. passes its way past Holy Cross
November 10, 1917 ...
A well-trained and highly versatile Boston College football squad ran rough-shod over Holy Cross at Fenway Park, by a 34-6 score. Undaunted by an early fumble, the B.C. squad got the ball back and within two plays were at midfield. Then quarterback Jim
Fitzpatrick passed to Luke Urban, who caught the ball on the 18-yard line and scampered the rest of the way for a touchdown. The catch caught the Holy Cross defenders in shock and within a few minutes a second touchdown followed a minute later when Scanlon scooped up a Holy Cross
fumble and ran 23 yards for the second score. Near the end of the second period, Fitzpatrick hit White with a long pass for the third score making it 20-0 at the half. Quickly after the second half started Fitzpatrick made a long return on a punt. Then after a couple of
short rushes, he threw another perfect pass to Urban for the fourth touchdown. It wasn't until the fourth quarter that Holy Cross changed things up, made all their first downs, and challenged B.C. with their speed. B.C. penalties aided Holy Cross, and finally Joe Higgins hit
Cummings on a pass to the one yard line. In two plays George Fitzpatrick plunged over the goal for Worcester's only score. On their next series, Holy Cross was in the shadow of their goal posts, White intercepted a pass and ran it in from 35 yards for the final score.
Both teams kicked the ball back and forth until Holy Cross mounted a fine drive when time elapsed.