“FOOTBALL AT FENWAY”



 

WALTER WILLIAMS

FOOTBALL AT FENWAY  
Terriers win after trailing for three periods

October 7, 1939 ... In the short span of five minutes and 40 seconds in the final quarter, Boston University pushed Franklin and Marshall all over the field and snatched a thrilling 19-7 victory at Fenway Park.  Rising in a wrath that has been seen only a few times at the ball yard, the sophomore studded Terriers turned from ordinary to great.  For almost 55 minutes the inexperienced Terriers trailed  7 to 6.  That looked like the final score, until Jimmy Cassidy, Walter Williams and Charlie Thomas took the heart right out of the visitors.

John Wedemeyer's six yard advance from the Terrier's 19 started the long march.  Cassidy sidestepped to the 29 and a first down.  Wedemeyer moved it to the 31 and a penalty took it to the 36.  On second down, Williams lobbed a 10-yard pass to Cassidy, who zigzagged down to the F&M 3-yard line.  Williams, on two tries, smashed through for the score.  About a minute and a half later, Charlie Thomas intercepted a pass from F&M's quarterback, Whitey Flowers and dashed 45 yards for the final score.

Boston University was on the defensive for most of the first half.  Flowers piloted two drives that almost scored.  The scoring drive came on Wedemeyer's fumble on the Terrier 42-yd line with Ross picking up the final yards for the score.  About a minute later, B.U. came back with a score of its own.  Williams made two first downs and then hit Thomas at his own 33, eluded a pair of F&M defenders and ran it in for the score.  The PAT was missed giving Franklin & Marshall a 7-6 lead at the half.

 

 

 
 

F  E  N  W  A  Y   P  A  R  K

 
 

 

1

2

3

4

 

R

H

E

 
 

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL

0

7

0

0

 

 

7

 

 
 

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

0

6

0

13

 

 

19

 

 

 

 2nd Qtr

10 yd Rush - Ross (F&M)
Schibanoff (PAT)

Franklin Marshall (7)
Boston U. (0)

 4th Qtr

3 yd Rush - Walter Williams (BU)
Walter Williams (PAT)

Franklin Marshall (7)
Boston U. (13)

 4th Qtr

45 yd Pass Interception - Charlie Thomas (BU)
PAT failed

Franklin Marshall (7)
Boston U. (19)

 Attendance – 6000