“FOOTBALL AT FENWAY”



 

FOOTBALL AT FENWAY  
A 75-yard punt return beats B.U. 7-0

October 23, 1937 ... Western Reserve preserved its unparalleled undefeated record at Fenway Park when Johnny Andrews sailed through a sea of mud, behind a flock of blockers, on a 75-yard return jaunt of a Boston University punt for a 7-0 Red Cat triumph.  It was Reserve's 18th straight victory, its 28th game without a defeat.  For three periods the Terriers and the Red Cats sniffed and snarled at each other in a terrific battle.  Neither side had been able to gain consistently.  Each team had been throttled when in a position to score.. It became likely that the game would end in a scoreless deadlock.  The Terriers had been shoved back to their 20-yard line late in the third period.  They failed to make a dent in Reserve's defensive line as the fourth quarter began.  Felix Dixon got off a beautiful punt for the Terriers.  It forced Johnny Andrews to head back toward his goal line.  He took the ball on a dead run at his own 25.  Having not played much in the third quarter, his shoes were not weighted down with mud.  He darted to his right, evading two B.U. tacklers.  He stopped and switched to his left, catching the Terriers flat-footed.  He galloped along the first base foul line unmolested for the winning score.

Western Reserve has now gone 28 games without a defeat,  Eighteen have been won in a row.  A 7-7 tie with Ohio Wesleyan in 1935, is the only non-winning effort.  For B.U. it was Saul Nechtem, Gary Famiglietti and Max Miller who made better and harder tackles on Reserve than their coach admitted seeing in his coaching career.

 

 

 
 

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4

 

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WESTERN RESERVE

0

0

7

0

 

 

7

 

 
 

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

0

0

0

0

 

 

0

 

 

 

 3rd Qtr

75 yd Punt Return - Johnny Andrews (WR)
Joe Scott pass to Denver Johnson (PAT)

Western Reserve (7)
Boston U. (0)

 Attendance – 6500