“FOOTBALL AT FENWAY”



 

FOOTBALL AT FENWAY  
Silvio Cella's romp paces the Terriers
to a 12-7 win over Syracuse

October 30, 1948 ... Boston U. scored two first period touchdowns and the held on to beat Syracuse for their fifth straight win of the season.  For the Orangemen, it was their fifth straight loss.  But there were moments when it appeared the situation might be reversed.  The Terriers put six points on the scoreboard in the first 90 seconds of the game.  Silvio Cella ran in from the 34-yard line after Art Boyle had recovered a fumble.  Eleven minutes later, sophomore George Luker streaked 71 yards to make it 12-0.

The Syracuse boys were not going to let this one get away and came right back into the ball game before the end of the half.  A pass from George Davis to Harry Nussbaum covered 75 yards for a touchdown.  In the third period the Orangemen had taken the lead as Davis clicked with Jim Dragotta on a 10 yard TD pass, but it didn't count.  Syracuse had an ineligible receiver downfield.  They came away empty handed, but held B.U. on their own side of the field throughout the third period.  At the start of the final quarter Bob Whelan hit George Sulima for a 63 yard play, planting the Terriers on the Syracuse 20-yard line, but there it died.  Later on they made it down to the 20 again, but a fumble was recovered by Syracuse tackle George Urban to snuff out the threat.  And so it ended.  B.U, had the edge of 138 rushing yards on Syracuse, but only 10 by passing.

The Homecoming circus-day activities at halftime were supplied by the various sororities and fraternities on campus, with big top clowns and acrobats supplying the entertainment.

 

 

 
 

F  E  N  W  A  Y   P  A  R  K

 
 

 

1

2

3

4

 

R

H

E

 
 

SYRACUSE

0

7

0

0

 

 

7

 

 
 

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

12

0

0

0

 

 

12

 

 

 

 1st Qtr

34 yd Rush - Silvio Cella (BU)
PAT failed

Syracuse (0)
Boston U. (6)

 1st Qtr

71 yd Rush - George Luker (BU)
PAT failed

Syracuse (0)
Boston U. (12)

 2nd Qtr

75 yd Pass - George Davis to Harry Nussbaum (Syr)
George Brown (PAT)

Syracuse (7)
Boston U. (12)

 Attendance – 8280