“FOOTBALL AT FENWAY”



 

EARLE COMPTON'S WINNING TOUCHDOWN

FOOTBALL AT FENWAY  
Boston University notches
third consecutive shutout victory

October 17, 1936 ... The Boston University Terriers peaked with their third consecutive shutout victory over Washington University by a 6-0 score in front of 1500 rain-soaked fans.  Driving the length of the field the first time they had the ball, the Terriers scored a first minute touchdown.  From there they were able to hold on to the lead that was threatened several times during the game.  Coach Pat Hanley's defense were more effective against Washington then were their previous opponents of Notre Dame and Illinois.  Against B.U. they were held scoreless and to just one first down, the result of a penalty.

Throughout the game, Boston University tricked their opponents with well conceived spins and reverses from their double wingback formation.  If the field hadn't been so muddy, with torrents of rain pouring down, the Terriers probably would have put many more points on the scoreboard.  In exactly eight plays they romped to their touchdown.  The score was setup by a Bear punt that was blocked by five Terrier lineman and recovered at midfield.  Two plays later, Saul Nechtem took the ball on a reverse and after cutting inside Washington's left flank, dashed toward the sideline where he twisted away from two potential tacklers and was finally brought down on the Bear 18-yard line after a 25-yard jaunt.  The Washington defense tightened up throwing Thompson and Nechtem back for a net loss of three yards, but on third down, Thompson got the ball on a reverse and was running open toward the goal, slipped in the mud and stopped at the one-yard line.  Sophomore, Earle Compton drove it over for a touchdown.

Several times, Boston U. penetrated deep into Washington territory, but because of the cozy underpinnings, were stopped.  The closest they came to another score was a Roy Thompson field goal drop-kick attempt from the Washington 30 that went low.

 

 

 
 

F  E  N  W  A  Y   P  A  R  K

 
 

 

1

2

3

4

 

R

H

E

 
 

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

0

0

0

0

 

 

0

 

 
 

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

6

0

0

0

 

 

6

 

 

 

 1st Qtr

1 yd Rush - Earle Compton (BU)
PAT failed

Washington (0)
Boston U. (6)

 Attendance – 1500