“FOOTBALL AT FENWAY”



 

JOHNNY KASTAN

FOOTBALL AT FENWAY  
Johnny Kastan runs wild over N.Y.U.
for a new Terrier record

November 3, 1951 ... Boston University romped through broken records on Fenway Park's rain slicked gridiron, pasting hapless N.Y.U. by a score of 52-6.  Johnny Kastan established himself as the top scorer for a season, in the school's history when he reeled off his 11th and 12th touchdowns on astonishing gallops of 57 and 76 yards.  Kastan's 72 points breaks the record set by Bobby Whelan two years ago. 

Harry Agganis started things off with a touchdown pass to Captain Lindy Hanson.  The second time they had the ball they moved the ball from their own 26-yard line in eight plays.  It was one of the five tosses in 12 attempts he would make, before being taken out of the game.  Kastan's first breakaway came on the last play of the first quarter.  Agganis pitched out to his left at the Terrier 43 and Kastan took it all the way down the sideline for the score.  In the second quarter he took the ball up the middle at his own 24, cutting wide to the left and right at the 10-yd line to move it in for the score.  George Schultz also had a couple of great runs of 30 and 62 yards in the second half to put up points on B.U.'s side of the scoreboard.  It didn't make much difference who played because the inept New Yorkers couldn't throw up anything resembling a defense.  In the fourth quarter the B.U. junior varsity and freshmen took the field.  With Phil O'Connor at the helm, the reserves marched 54 yards down the field for the first of three scores in the final period.  Bill Taylor scampered 45 yards on a punt return for the second fourth quarter score and QB Johnny Nunziato moved the ball downfield to set up the final score.  All this happened before N.Y.U. could put any points on the scoreboard.

JOHNNY KASTAN ROMPS 76 YARDS

 

 

 
 

F  E  N  W  A  Y   P  A  R  K

 
 

 

1

2

3

4

 

R

H

E

 
 

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

0

0

0

6

 

 

6

 

 
 

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

13

7

12

20

 

 

52

 

 

 

 1st Qtr

34 yd Pass - Harry Agganis to Lindy Hanson (BU)
Tom Gastall (PAT)

N.Y.U. (0)
Boston U. (7)

 1st Qtr

57 yd Rush - Johnny Kastan (BU)
PAT failed

N.Y.U. (0)
Boston U. (13)

 2nd Qtr

76 yd Rush - Johnny Kastan (BU)
Tom Gastall (PAT)

N.Y.U. (0)
Boston U. (20)

 3rd Qtr

30 yd Rush - George Schultz (BU)
PAT failed

N.Y.U. (0)
Boston U. (26)

 3rd Qtr

62 yd Rush - George Schultz (BU)
PAT failed

N.Y.U. (0)
Boston U. (32)

 4th Qtr

1 yd Rush - Phil Terrasi (BU)
Tom Gastall (PAT)

N.Y.U. (0)
Boston U. (39)

 4th Qtr

45 yd Punt Return - Bill Taylor (BU)
PAT failed

N.Y.U. (0)
Boston U. (45)

 4th Qtr

3 yd Rush - Lou Petroka (BU)
Titus Plomeritus (PAT)

N.Y.U. (0)
Boston U. (52)

 4th Qtr

5 yd Rush - Frank Sanchelli (NYU)
PAT failed

N.Y.U. (6)
Boston U. (52)

 Attendance – 3500