DOC MAURO RUNNING
FOOTBALL AT FENWAY
The Eagles outlast Boston University
November 13, 1954 ...
The Eagles came into one of their big games of the season, a slight underdog to the high scoring Terrier football team that had lost only one game by only one point. A fumble on the opening kickoff kept the Eagles in the corner of the Fenway Park field throughout
most of the first half. Two times the Terriers made it to the B.C. 20-yard line and once down to the nine yard line, but were held by the strong Eagle defense. Then with only six minutes remaining, Eddie DeSilva grabbed a Jimmy Kane pitchout and scurried behind some great
blocking, a total of 59 yards to score the first touchdown. Dick Gagliardi converted the extra point. Two minutes later B.U.'s QB, Tom Gastall handed off to Sam Pino, who exploded through the middle on a draw play that cut him loose for 60 yards. Bob Sylvia's game tying
extra point went wide keeping the Eagles in the lead. B.U. threatened again at the end, but Doc Mauro knocked down two passes on the Eagle goal, to preserve the win.