The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on January 2, 1941 · 9
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SPORTS 0 Indomitable Spirit Brings Eagles Win O'Rourke Sparks 19-1 3 Win Over Vols Despite 111 Fortune SCREAMING WITH THE EAGLE . By Gene Mack New, Secret Play Gave Eagles Win O'Rourke Run on Fake Pass Concocted at Final Practice THE BOSTON DAILY GLOBE THURSDAY, JANUARY 2. 1941 By JERRY NASON NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 1 The incredible Cinderella men of Boston College beat a profusion of bad breaks and the best Tennessee team of all time in the woolliest Sugar Bowl game in a series cf seven this humid afternoon. The score was 19 to 13, and as the Eagles from the North soared ever the ramparts of gridiron glory it was the sleepy-looking thin man, Chuckin' Charlie O'Rourke, who shed a goat's skin in the last five minutes of a fierce end turbulent contest to pass and pedal the Volunteers off the field. It was O'Rourke, the Maiden Meal Ticket, whose miscue of a punt set up Tennessee's first touchdown, but it was also O'Rourke who caught on fire in the lading moments, nneo. two daring passes into the hungry arms of substitute end Ed Zabilski, then darted through the Vol unteer line for 24 yards into the promised land on a run that for sheer inspiration has never been matched in this annual feature. Trail Most of Way Never, until that brealhless run bv the somber Maiden citizen had Boston College beer ahead in this fierce encounter, which kept a record throng of 73,181 clients in a constant uproar from the outset. The swift Oraange-shirted Ten-ncsseeans drew first blood when they received a colossal break an ORourke fumble in the first four minutes of play, a break which led subsequently to a 46-yard march through and over the Bostonese. Van Thompson of Jackson, Tenn., scored it riding four yards over Boston's right tackle on a power buck behind these blockers. Robert the Ripper Foxx converted and at this point it looKed dreary indeed for the outcharged Eagles. They spent the rest of the half battling for their lives and once generated an offensive march that carried right down to the Tennessee 15. where a pass interception stopped 'em cold. At intermission the Vols, looking superb and confident and altogether too classy for our side, were up, 7-0. It appeared to be merely a question whether or not B. C. could keep the score down. Woronicz Blocks Kick But then things commenced to happen. The first time Tennessee attempted to kick in the third period Ksrdrock Henry Woronicz, the Boston left end, slashed through, blocked Foxx attempted quick try bLck down the field where Joe Za bilski caught up with it at the Vols' 17. Two plays later B. C. was across into the checkered end zone. Mickey Connolly, who'd started the half for O'Rourke. swept the Tennessee left flank behind a rousing Toczylowski block, to beat the pack into the far right corner of the field. Little Monk Maznicki calmly hoisted the seventh and tying point throueh the woodwork: and the throng, or all of it which wasn't strictly for Tennessee, went mad with iov. The Vols' answer to this was a savaee 55-vard touchdown march with the ensuine kickoff, Buist War ren striking hard at a pileup at left tackle, then sliding oft and across the eoal two vards away. Newman picked up a fumble on the place-kick conversion, attempted to circle Don Curnvan's end and was slapped down hard and emphatically. That made it 13-7 against the Cinderella men, but away they went to tie it up again on a 63-yard journey which sophomore Mike Holovak brought to a happy conclusion with a power buck straight over the middle of the lifting B. C. line. Now here was your tie and here was your ball game if Maznicki could duplicate with a point conversion. But on the first try two eager citizens cn the left side of the Ten-r.essee line were offside. So Referee Buck Cheves planted the ball one foot from the goal and now Henry Toczylowski. the play picker, re versed his signals, called for a line buck and it failed. Holovak was strangled rifiht on the line of scrimmage. The score was tied, 13-all. Vols Held at 17 At the outset of the fourth and final quarter Tennessee was rolling along down the field. Foxx, a blinding fast earner, supported by ferocious blocking, had just galloped 19 yards to the Eagle 17. Boston stopped 'em here, with substitutes Jce Repko and Steve Levanitis powering through with a show of devastating defensive football. O Rourke spiraled the ball down the field. Johnny Butler caught it and cashed back 20 yards to his 44, a-d two long flings from Warren to Cifers and Coleman, his ends, reached the Eagle 12. They ralli :d, grimly, gamely. They forced Tennessee to try a goal from -he field from the 13-yard line. It failed, because Don Currivan, the Kphomore from Mansfield who put B. C. into this Bowl with a fumble recovery vs. Holy Cross, sliced in to "Sect Foxx' try from directly in front of the uprights. . And now the Cinderella men have '-re ball and thev are 80 yards from tory and seven minutes from the -r.ish. Over in the northeast corner the field their loyal and loud supporters rise in a chant, "Go, Go, Go, And the Cinderella men did. y, Kourke. his skinny shanks twin-shpped through right tackle rryir.g All-America Bob Suffridge r,s bac-K for five yards In two j Pass the Sugar BOSTOV COLLEGE TENNESSFE Woronicz ie re Cilers Manro It rt West J Zahilfkl 1g r Suffridue i.iadcnuK c c ACKerman Kerr rg IS MoiinMc Morro rt It Shire Goodreault re ...... Toczylowski qb O'Rourke Ihb Maznicki rhb Holovak fb Score by periods 1 Boston College. . . 0 Tennessee 7 . . . .Ie Coleman ob Peel ... rhb Foxx . Ihb Thompson . . .fb Nowling 3 4. Total 13 6 19 e o 13 Touchdowns Thompson, Warren Con noily, Holovak. O Kourke. Points by Goal After Touchdown Foxx. Maznicki. Boston College Substitutes Yauckoes. Kissell. Dubzmski. Currivan, Levanitis. Nash. Connolly, Fiarentini. Naumetiz. Rppko, Galvani. Williams, E. Zabilskj. Canale. White, Strumski. Tennesee Substitutes Warren. Luttrell, Graves, Newman, Simonetti. Butler. Hust, Weber. Balitsaiis, Edmiston, Andridge, Noel. Broome. Hubbell Officials Cheeves (Georgia!, referee: Murray (Georgetown), umpire; Phillips (Georgia Techi. head linesman; Barbuti (Syracuse), field judge. Sugar Bowl Statistics B. C. First downs running 6 Tenn s e 6 S 12 148 24 124 121 245 22 9 2 7 36 39 0 4 36 1 1 First downs passes.... 5 j Tot-i . 11 .156 . 14 .142 .108 .248 . 14 . 6 . 3 . fi . 35 nnintf . . . saras lost running Net gam running Yards gained passing Total yards gained.. Passes attempted Passes completed Ow n passes intercepted. . . Number of punts Average length of punts. Yards kickoff returns 23 T'mes penalized 3 yaraspum returns. DU1 7 Yards penalized 25 Fumbles 1 Fumbles recovered 1 blows Maznicki moved the stakes to the first down at the 30. Toczylowski decided to eo the whole distance in one try. He called for a cross-over pass to himself, but O'Rourke led him by a full stride as the two-headed blocking back raced down the left sideline all alone. Charlie Starts Clicking The next throw was to Maznicki. He, too, was alone and uncovered in the right flat, but O'Rourke's toss fell short and, although Silent Monk turned, he was unable to engineer a shoestring catch. Thus was the Tennessee defense set up for O'Rourke's third and fourth throws, both of 'em covered with glory. The Vols were covering fast to the outside. So with Maznicki as a decoy, Ed Zabiliski sliced across the secondary from right end and snagged O'Rourke's pass dead over the center and staggered on for a 20-yard gain. Again O'Rourke pitched and Zabiliski caught. It was the same battery and the same play. This one Ed hugged to his breast grimly, for he was smothered by two Volunteers just as he received a chin-high shot from the thin man for a 19-yard gain. The Vols were withering before O'Rourke's passing barrage. So the thin man fired again. This was into the right flat and Maznicki snagged it on the run, bumbed into two tacklers, but made seven yards to the 24. Now came the glory clay, the lace curtain clincher. O'Rourke took the ball in 'T formation, raised his arm in a passing fake to which the enemy defenders committed themselves completely. But Chuckin' Charlie did no chuch. He sprinted, instead, througl a crevice at his left tackle. One in the secondary he turned to hi right on almost a direct route behind the line of scrimmage. He ducked past one off-balance backer up, then cut down the field. Not a hand was laid on him. Out ahead George Kerr shielded him from a Tennessean who had no chance of ever heading oft the Maiden Meal Ticket on his 24-yard race into the right hand corner of the field for the last, most important and winning touchdown of the game. Maznicki missed the goal, but the point was of no significance because only two minutes were left unexpired. In the course of those two minutes Tennessee gave up the ball on downs at its 40, retrieved it on downs, thenfrom thetgoal, and virtually award-! saw me iviaiaen ivieai ucKet, theied em a 13 7 lead O'Rourke man, intercept their last dying pass and run it 15 yards be fore he fell, literally exhausted. That was the game and 50 seconds later the mad mob from Boston stormed upon the field, tussled with the local constabulary and finally succeeded in setting a Sugar Bowl record, by tearing goal post asunder Best Bowl Game Ever This was one of the greatest postseason football games ever played. They've had some scorchers in this particular Bowl, but they unanimously agreed that this was the best of 'em all, played by the two best teams of 'em all. Boston's Cinderella men won it, like they have won many more, because they refused to accept defeat or gruesome breaks or temporary setbacks. Twice, for instance, Tennessee profited by pass interference penalties, at least one of them dubious in quality and called directly upon the B. C. two-yard line, where Mickey Connolly was charged with blocking off end Ed Sifers of the Vols. This set up Tennessee's second touchdown. In a subsequent Tennessee march, likewise the Bostor.ians were slapped hard across the mouth by fate when Maznicki, jumping to intercept a pass, deflected it to one side and it fell straight into the arms of a Volunteer. The Cinderella men got no breaks and they asked for none. They scored three touchdowns the hard way. Of course Tennessee's opening blast was disconcerting. O'Rourke's fumble of the Vols' first kick, which iCapt Ackermann retrieved at the B. C. 27, upset tne tagies. They stopped this immediate threat at their 15, with George Kerr and Chet Gladchuk personally messing up the enemy passing. But O'Rourke's kick was short, after his side had taken over on downs, an1 the Vols rode ride home on a 46 I yard march. 15 of which was a gift, for they called pass interference on O'Rourke at his 31. Van Thompson's throw down the middle to Coleman ate up 14 yaras Chuckin' Charlie flattened the re ceiver with a fierce block. Then Thompson and Nowling simply bucked it across from the 22 behind an Orange shirted line which lifted the Boston forwards back four ar.d six yards at a lick. A beautiful run by Gene Goodreault, gaii'ie leg and all, on the receiving end of an O'Rourke pitch, contributed largely to B. C.'s only , serious gesture in the first half. Goodreault gained 28 yards on the fA(S-J'f DOIHATjl , All KVV fej vv WiC'f AfOOTBAlL EPIC ?X VM"THd scope -BKsT N SSS it- s&PlM Be Srn fill ykJ A?Ar al-over. -iwl--' 'X M Grid Fans Charge Bias in Broadcast From Sugar Bowl Radio station WBZ, the local outlet on the Sugar Bowl game broadcast, was deluged with protesting telephone calls from fans all over New England who felt that Ford Pearson, who broadcast the play by play on the B. C.Tennessee game, favored the Volunteers in his description. According to station attendants, the studio was pestered with calls for at least 90 consecutive minutes during the broadcast. "Why does the announcer favor Tennessee?" was the constant query, asked in a complaining tone. Pearson very early in the game let out a hearty chuckle when Tennessee made a first down on the Boston College 22 yard line. His voice was very jubilant whenever the Volunteers performed anything of consequence, while he spoke in a subdued tone whenever Boston College made a long gain or scored. HY HURWITZ. play, about half of it on the running end. He might have gone the distance, instead of being forced out at the Vols' 31. A blocker out ahead turned to see what was going on and recovered too late to wipe out safety Buist Warren. Cif ers, an end, faded back to intercept a pass after O'Rourke and Maznicki had run the ball to the 20 and that chilled that threat. In many respects, Mickey Connolly's 12-yard sprint around his right side for the touchdown that made it 7 all in the third period was the best of the conflict. Mickey Struts His Stuff Woronicz had contributed his punt blocking stint, Joe Zabilski had recovered and Maznicki had chewed off three yards when the cool young customer from Norwalk, Conn., was asked, please, to take the thing over. He did. The Vols' left end crashed so fast that they didn't even bother to block him. Toczylowski, out ahead of Mickey, merely ran past him. Mickey swung deep then cut for the corner. Tocz murdered wing- back Foxx with a terrific block and Connolly ran like a race horse to beat two defenders to the right corner of the field. The Cinderella men should have I folded up and conceded the thing! after that pass interference had ; eiven the Vols the ball two vards I But they didn't. They came off the ropes swinging, moved b8 yards without a pause. Two determined smashes by Connolly, a pass from Mickey down the center to substitute end Freddy Naumetz for 17 yards, plus a 15-yard penalty when a Vol substitute talked, were contributing factors. But in the end it was the B. C. line, infiltered with substitutes like Repko and Naumetz and Currivan and Dubzinski, which lifted the Vols back and back in the grinding march ever the last 23 yards. Maznicki, on a reverse to the left behind cracking blocks, slipped from the 23 to the 15. Connolly drove, headlong and reckless, over right tackle to the 10 for first down, goal to go. These were the toughest 10 yards of the game to get. Holovak. mild-mannered Mike, hit at right guard and struggled ahead for three yards. Maznicki, built low to the ground, and very fast, ducked under a tackler's arms and moved on to the two. Holovak was called on again, for a smack over - left guard, and the Vols stopped him right on the lip of the goal. So it was fourth down, a foot to go. It could have been a yard or two yards or even three, for Holovak rode over the center, literally on the back of Giant Chet Gladchuk, and catapulted deep into the end zone for a 13-13 tie. Thus the stage was set for Chuckin' Charlie. For 55 minutes he was destined to be the goat of the seventh annual Sugar Bowl game. But in the end it was the thin man with the air-rifle arm and the twinkling shanks who spelled the difference between two mighty football teams. I think the Tennessees have no reason to love this man O'Rourke. Governor Wires Congratulations to Leahy and Players Gov. Leverett Saltonstall telegraphed his congratulations to Coach Frank Leahy and the Boston College football team last night after listening to a radio description of the 19-13 Eagle triumph over Tennessee. The message, addressed to Leahy, read: "Massachusetts and all New England are proud of your glorious victory. As Governor, I salute you and all the Eagles. The game was thrilling, the boys were great. The Commonwealth awaits the return of the year's outstanding football team." Eagles' Flight FIRST HALF 6 10 20 30 40 SO 40 30 20 to G 1 1 1 &fi I J 1 1 i ! Xr v -v w or CP. 35 . W Aft vv P BC! inl 9 J, "8 7-0 ! . . I sv ss - BC fit I Mr ri u SECOND HALF G tO 20 30 40 SO 40 30 20 IO G men H2i V IP mi V A 41 Ffl 13- 15 FiU,dl. 115 BC kid 64V 19 13 bcjtow college push aaa. k! O T&MvJES-ifL. F.PSofauAD Ffi Tit T I- f i ' ' V i 1 ' ' ' t$ y ' ' 1 t , ? . ' Si , i - -V ;. " i rS ! J " ' , ''''.' Z-f .. .. ' 'V '. ' . '-. " . V -v I . - . v ' V V v. "..j-.w-.-.v . ..... - ' r ' -, '.-;..; i v . v.-'-- ! , -. , - , - - H ' . "W ! ' " ; V - i i : f , , -..V ' '' 1- ! -. : -. . - ; V t Y r ' , .V ! -, HOLOVAK HRINGS B. C. SECOND TOUCHDOWN Mike Holovak, the sophomore fullback, hitting the middle of the Tennessee line in the third period with the second Eagle touchdown. This one tied the score at 13-13. Right underneath Holovak in the pileup is none other than hatless Henry Toczylowski, the Eagles great blocking back. Ue lost his helmet on the play but he found the right spot for the touchdown. The 'Coaches Speak NEW ORLEANS, La., Jan. 1 Here's what the rival coaches had to say of today's Sugar Bowl game: Neyland "Splendid Victory" "The Tennessee team and coaching staff congratulate Boston College on their splendid victory, which was fully deserved." R. R. Neyland. Leahy "Courage, Character Won" "We feel that the victory scored by Boston College today was due to the two-fold factor which brought us to the Cotton Bowl in 1939 and to the Sugar Bowl today. We refer to the character and the courage of our players. A year ago our team won three games in the last period. This season the boys set back Holy Cross in the closing period of the game and thus won a Sugar Bowl bid. "Many people feel that there are varied factors which influenced our win. Unquestionably there were, but at the top of the list we would place character and courage. "We aren't attempting to talk in bromides, but the fact remains that the boys came from behind whenever they had to do so. This ability paid off in the end as our players outlasted the Vols. It was their ability to come from behind which made Maj. Neyland say after the game that he felt the better team won and that it richly deserved the victory. "And I would like to say that it was most pleasing to me to see the graceful manner in which Maj. Neyland accepted defeat and the sportsmanlike attitude which he adopted in complimenting our boys. He is truly a great coach, as everyone knows, and he is also a grand sportsman. . "I feel that this team will always be dear to my heart for what it has done for Boston College and for me." Frank W. Leahy. Leahy's in Trance With Battle Ended NEW ORLEANS, La., Jan. 1 "Who," bellowed Tackle Joe Manzo j as he charged, sweaty and dirty and tired, into the Boston College dressing room, "has the bof t football team in the country?" The room under the Tulane Stadium fairly rocked with "Boston" as 42 booming voices answered their co-captain's query. Charlie O'Rourke was escorted to a corner by Managers Tommy McDonald and John Pieroni. Bedlam reigned. 'Teammates pounded "The Chucker" lustily upon the back as he grinned wanly. "Got a cigarette, anybody?" requested the thin man. He lit one. smiled in a sickly way. "Nausea," said Dr. Frank Merrick. "He was sick during the game." Frank Leahy finally came in, walking as if in a trance. He was dazed. A mechanical smile creased his lips. His back bounced under congratulatory blows. "These lads," he said in admiration, "have you ever seen any like them?" "Hey, Frank," howled Jim Deeley, the Royal Rooter, "here's somebody wants to congratulate you." Leahy turned slowly, 4hen his face was wreathed in a real genuine grin. It was Mrs. Leahy. She gave him a big hug and a kiss. Frank didn't say anything. He just stood there with his arms around her and smiled and smiled. Finally he made the rounds, grabbed each sweaty hand, slapped each wet back. He stood for a long time talking in low tones to Henry Toczylowski. You could see there was a lot of feeling in this scene between player and coach. They're going to miss the Hammer next year, as a player and a gentleman. Ed (Pappy) McKeever, the back-field coach, bustled around with his Texas grin going full blast. Under his arm was the game football. Johnny Druze, the end and tackle coach, stood ont a bench and beamed. Joe McArdle was practically inarticulate. Brother Peter, the B. C. hqgt during the training siege at Bay St. Louis, passed around sandwiches. The kids munched them happily, broke off now and then to let out a wild whoop. Somebody asked George Kerr, the handsome guard, if it was exceptionally rough out on the field. It was supposed to have been a Donnybrook. Kerr ripped off a chunk of tape from his knee, then said: "For the first 10 minutes or so it was plenty rough. Then Joe (Zabilski) and I talked to Suffridge and Molinski of Tennessee and we agreed that it would be best for everybody if we played the rest of the game on straight football. And they did. They're great fellows." Mickey Connolly, who scored touchdown No. 1, was snowed under with congratulations. Mickey said he couldn't understand the pass interference penalty they called against him that' set up Tennesse's second touchdown. "I didn't think it was interference," grinned the sophomore. "Their pass receivers had a trick of coming right at you, stopping and then trying to get behind you. This fellow tried the same thing and bumped right into me." Continued from the First Page which decided this hair-raising ball game, Chuckin Charley handled the ball seven times. He started the march by carrying Tennessee's A1I-American guards, Suffridge and Molinski, almost four yards on his back after being hit on the line of scrimmage. He finished it with one of his cagey runs, with not a hand being put on him as he ducked in and out behind Boston College blockers and crossed the goal line standing up. , - - I - have seen few more dramatic sights than Charley in those closing minutes. Half the back of his jer sey was torn out and his pale skin and bony shoulderblades showed through his jersey. But he was cool and poised as the battle raged all around him and his passing, a little off color in -the early part of the came, riddled the Tennessee de fense. And as a final, dramatic and logical touch, the game ended with Charley rushing up from his safety position to make a centerfielder's interception of Van Thompson's last Tennessee nass. Charley came back 15 yards with the ball and then fell, exhausted as he tried to cut away from a Volun teer tackle. The final whistle sounded as he lay there, but a minute later he had been hoisted to Boston College shoulders and with the ball still in his arms was carried off the field by his admirers They Came to . Scoff Thus Chuckin Charley paid off the sneerers on a Coast to Coast radio program a week ago, when Tennessee enthusiasts predicted that "there'd be plenty of broken Eagle wings in the hospitals" after this game. Charley and the rest of the Eagles took all the Vols had to offer and beat 'em at their own game. At the finish, it was the Eagles who were driving in there and the Vols who were being lugged off to the sidelines. Perhaps I sound overenthusiastic But it is hard to distribute too much praiss to this Boston College team. They came from behind twice after a fumble put them in a bad hole at the start. The two Ten nessee touchdowns were both" set up by questionable pass-interference rulings of the officials. The Eagles missed going ahead, 14 to 13, by the barest of inches when Mike woio vak's plunge on the try for point was awfully close. They saw the Vols march within field-goal range with onlv four minutes left. But despite all these adverse breaks, they had it at the finish. They marched and passed their way over 80 tough yards of Sugar Bowl soil and Charley O'Rourke, all 155 pounds of him, was the answer. Charley was in there at the pay off, but the true measure of this B. C. team Is to be found in the fact that he wasn't in the game when B. C. scored its first two touchdowns. Henry Woronicz set up the first tally by blocking a punt, the first punt that Tennessee has had blocked in seven years, and Mickey Connolly, another Irishman, with Henry Toczylowski throwing the most bone shattering block I've ever seen on the great Bob Foxx, was the goods. His 13-yard run around the great Cifers tied the score at 7-7 and convinced the Eagles that the Vols could be had. Then came the second of those two interference rul ings against the Eagles and once again they fell behind. But with a team largely composed of second- stringers, they marched 70 yards to tie the score again, covering the last 24 yards entirely on the ground be hind a line charge which belted the Vols' frontier all over the field. Chet Chucks Suffridge Holovak finally went over from the one-inch line behind the charge of Chet Gladchuck. who moved All-American Suffridge almost out of the end zone. This, of course, was the same Suffridge who a week afio asked Boston reporters what posi fa u ' ' ft . .- f . V I IF your hair line is climbing higher and higher on your forehead, you are surely becoming bald. Do something now TODAY to keep your hair line where it should be ... to save your hair ... or to grow new hair on the thin and bald spots. " "Do what?" you ask. Do as a quarter-million other men have done consult Thomas. 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But even then, a missed block here and there was all that kept Boston from rolling. In the second half, they weren't missing and the edge in strength had shifted to the Eagles. This, as predicted, was a fierce, no quarter asked or given battle and the Eagles proved to be physically tougher. Perhaps the most'amazing part ft the game was the way the Eagle subs came through. Leahy used more men than he usually does and everyone of them turned in his top game. "Rightway" Currivan was Good-reault's first sub at right end and hadn't been in the game two minutes before he made a brilliant open field tackle of the dangerous Butler on one of the few B. C. punts which were not kicked deliberately out of bounds. He also made the tackle which forced the Vols to try a field goal early in the fourth period. Ed Zibliski, the third-string right end, caught two passes which ate up 40 yards in the winning touchdown march. . . Williams wasn't in the game long because Maznicki turned into the game's iron man, but while he was in there, he gained 15 yards on the two plays he carried. There was no more brilliant sub on either side than Connolly. His 14-yard run for the first B. C. touchdown was terrific in its speed, with Mickey first faking the smashing Cifers in and then going around him. Naumetz, Fiorentino and Repko were all in there during that great period of B. C.'s and their hard-hitting may have had a lot to do with softening up the Vols for the final stanza." Maybe they weren't as polished as the regulars, but they hit some terrific belts. Goodreault Pass Target ' Goodreault's knee stood up remarkably well. He played all the first period and was around plenty in the second half, too. At the start of the game, most of O'Rourke's passes were smartly directed at him, smartly because even last year Goodreault seldom was passed to and because the Vols figured he'd be an unlikely receiver with a bum knee. He made a beautiful run after catching O'Rourke's toss in B. C.'s first period threat stiff-arming one tackier and fighting clear of another. One B. C. blocker missed connections on the safety man. Otherwise Gene would have gone all the way instead of gaining only 28 yards.. The officiating was pretty fair as far as you could judge from the press box. - Those two interference penalties were both called by the eastern officials. On the first. O Rourke undoubtedly climbed Foxx' back trying to get at the ball. On the second, Connolly dove across Balitsaris knees for the ball without knocking down the Volunteer receiver and the throw was so low that it's doubtful if the Tennessee end could have caught the ball anyway The crowd booed this penalty lustily On- holding penalty went against each side and B. C. was helped to its second touchdown by a 15-yarder assessed against Ten nessee for a substitute communi cating. The offside penalties were an apparent in me press box. Ihe game was good and rough. but pretty clean although the odd punch was thrown here and there and the whistles didn't blow fast enough to stop three or four men from hitting the ball-carrier on many occasions after he d been stopped. The Vols gave O'Rourke an awesome belting when he v.s passing. But that's part of the game. Generally speaking, the officials weren't conspicuous and that is one sign of sound whistle blowing. If B. C. hadn't won, the second guessers would be getting a great workout on Toczylowski's judgment in calling for a buck instead of a placement kick after B. C.'s second touchdown, before Maznicki could get off his kick. The Vols were offside and the ball was moved to the one-yard line as a result. tion B. played.

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