FOOTBALL AT FENWAY
After a slow start, Boston U. rolls over N.Y.U.
October 22, 1949 ...
After slogging through a scoreless period Boston University's undefeated football team buried the N.Y.U. Violets at Fenway Park. The Terriers, ranked 24th nationally gave in inept showing to start, until Bobby Whelan opened thing up with a back-breaking 77-yard
run sparking a 32 point barrage before the reserves were brought in. Harry Agganis hurled his 9th and 10th touchdown passes of the year, but the spectacular work was handed in by B.U.'s speedy pals on the flanks. In addition to the Whelan sprint, George Faulkner produced an
81-yard scoring run. Agganis opened the defense with his two touchdown passes, then poured a variety of sweeps, cutbacks and guard thrusts through N.Y.U.'s thin six man line.
Without throwing a pass, Agganis moved his club from the opening kickoff at his own 35-yd line to the 18. At that point, N.Y.U. picked off Agganis in the end zone and brought the ball out to the 20-yd line. Boston U. got the ball back twice in the first period
only to fumble and punt. But that was B.U.'s only punt of the afternoon. Whelan opened up the second period with his 77-yard run, having taken a pitch out from Agganis and broke down the sideline until he was caught at the 10-yd line. Two plays later Agganis tossed to
Whelan in the flat for a touchdown. The hungry Terriers were at it again immediately. N.Y.U. fumbled right after the kickoff and it took Agganis only three plays to score again. Agganis camouflaged the play by starting to run left and when the defense fell for it, he
hit George Luker at the 10 who romped into the end zone. A quirk defensive play brought them another touchdown soon after. George Faulkner started an off-tackle run at the B.U. 19-yd line. After driving through for about five yards, he was stood up by three N.Y.U.
tacklers, who thinking they had done their job, let him go to return to their huddle. But the referee had not blown his whistle and Faulkner, realizing this, took off for the end zone to notch an 81-yard score and a 19-0 halftime lead. Under Johnny Toner at QB, two more
touchdowns in the third period were standard fare resulting from a 58-yard march in six plays and a score to end a 45-yard drive. Third string QB Billy Paviokowski took over in the fourth quarter and drove his team 40 yards for the final score of the afternoon.