“FOOTBALL AT FENWAY”


 

 

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.

 

FENWAY PARK

 

P

C

 

1

2

3

4

 

R

H

E

 
     

HOLY CROSS

0

0

0

6

   

6

   
     

BOSTON COLLEGE

13

7

7

7

   

34

   
 

1st Qtr

20 yd Pass - Jimmy Fitzpatrick to Luke Urban (BC)
Jimmy Fitzpatrick (PAT)

Holy Cross (0)
Boston College (7)

1st Qtr

23 yd Fumble Recovery – Scanlon (BC)
PAT failed

Holy Cross (0)
Boston College (13)

2nd Qtr

1 yd Rush - Jimmy Fitzpatrick (BC)
Jimmy Fitzpatrick (PAT)

Holy Cross (0)
Boston College (20)

3rd Qtr

15 yd Pass - Jimmy Fitzpatrick to Luke Urban (BC)
Jimmy Fitzpatrick (PAT)

Holy Cross (0)
Boston College (27)

2nd Qtr

1 yd Rush - George Fitzpatrick (HC)
PAT failed

Holy Cross (6)
Boston College (27)

3rd Qtr

35 yd Pass Interception - White (BC)
Jimmy Fitzpatrick (PAT)

Holy Cross (6)
Boston College (34)