The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on October 30, 1983 · 55
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56 The Boston Sunday Globe October 30. 1983 HC stampedes to 77-28 romp Uy Jack Craig Globe Staff WORCESTER - What Holy Cros9 did to Columbia yesterday cn route to a 77-28 victory was a bad Joke, one with no humor but a lot of humiliation. But there also was excitement, provided by Holy Cross Gill Fenerty. who scored six touchdowns and ran for 337 yards, helping the Crusaders establish a Division 1-AA rushing record of 583 yards, well exceeding the 526 run up by Idaho two years ago. How feeble was Columbia's defense? Well. Holy Cross ran up 608 yards in the first three quarters alone, by which time many starters were sitting and a good portion of the 96 men in purple who eventually played were seeing action. The Ineptitude of Columbia is captured best by the game's first 13 minutes, which saw the Crusaders cruise to a 23-0 lead while averaging 26 yards on each of their first four running plays, which produced two touchdowns. , Fenerty piled up 149 yards and three touchdowns In the first quarter and added his fourth on the second play of the second period. He got his fifth and sixth touchdowns on magnificent 62- and 68-yard runs the final two times he handled the ball - In the third period. 'Three parts of Fenerty's performance - six touchdowns.. six touchdowns rushing, 36 points -tied NCAA Division 1-AA records; a fourth, his 337 rushing yards, fell eight shy of the record. But Fenerty pushed his touchdown production for the season to 14, topping the school record of 12, set 21 years ago Holy Cross, 77-28 at atacaiatai Mnry Croak (-0) 7314 7713- 77 C.jmm(1-&-I ...... 14 7 7- n by Pete McCarthy, father of the Holy Cross punter. Columbia entered the game with a big passing game fueled by quarterback John Witkowskl, who put a bunch of Ivy League records In his pocket and more than a few pro scouts in the stands. Witkow-skl's aerials had propelled the Lions to 26 points a game and the edge of respectability, even while his team was giving up an average of 40 points en route to a 1-4-1 record. But Witkowski malfunctioned while working against Fitton Field's high winds In the first period, and by the time he loosened up, the contest was over. Then Witkowski beat the clock to the half by completing five passes during a 68-yard drive, sneaking over from the 1 for the first touchdown of his career. With Tom Heffernan at quarterback in place of Peter Muldoon, Holy Cross took the second half kickoff and traveled 76 yards to score, the drive culminated by a 1 2-yard pass to Gary Qulnlan. Witkowski eventually compiled his customary statistics, with 26 completions for 316 yards In 54 passing attempts. But his passing game slowed the clock and put the Lions' soft-tackling defense on the field too often. "Our ottense was too strong lor their defense," Holy Cross coach Rick Carter said. "But we did play very well as a unit, and I think we are now In a position for the final three tough games on our schedule." That means Harvard, Delaware and Boston College - In that order. 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TO 7 112 2 .-I 106 0 ..10 M 0 ...4 61 0 s h $ 4t r if j V "NX SS v TS I II .C1 y 4 J I i f v. IVY LEAGUE : !, Conf. AO I W-L-T W-L-T Dartmouth .1 40 4-M . Perm WM 5-1.1'" Harvard 3-1-1 4-2-1 Brown ; 2-2-1 2-4-1 Princeton 2-W) 344) Columbia 140 2-4-1 Cornel 04-1 01, Yale 00 0-74 , NEXT WEEKEND'S OAMES Dartmouth at Columbia Yata at Cornell Holy Croat at Harvard Brown at Pann Stata Colgata at Pann Lafayatta at Princeton Boston University QB Jim English (5) strings out Cornell defense. BU won, 41-0. Page 60. globe photo by john tlumacki Jniarvarcl screens out Brown By John Powers Globe Staff PROVIDENCE - With a stiff wind at their backs and barely more than a minute on the clock, all they had in mind was gaining enough ground to let kicker Jim Vlllanueva win yet another one for them. "We talked about It In the huddle." said Harvard quarterback Greg Glzzl. "All we wanted to do was get the ball across mldfleld." What the Crimson got Instead was a nearly Incredible 69-yard touchdown run by fullback Steve Ernst on a sideline screen pass that pulled them past Brown. 17-10. here yesterday afternoon and kept them in the Ivy chase for at least another week. "What can I say?" coach Joe Restlc said, after his varsity had scored all of its points in the final dozen minutes to knock the Bruins out of the league race. "You saw it all." What a crowd of 13,100 saw was two erratic football teams lurching for 59 minutes toward a tie nobody wanted. Each was 2-1-1 in Ivy play with three games left. "At this point," Restlc said, "a tie Is a loss." For 40 minutes, this was a scoreless game. Then Brown quarterback Joe, Potter, who had been held to 8 yards on seven carries In the first half, picked up 47 in two plays to the Harvard 21. Five plays later, fullback Steve Heffernan went In from the 1 for only the second Brown touchdown against Harvard since 1980. When the Crimson fumbled on their own 38 on the first play of the fourth quarter and tall-back Jamie Potkul raced to the 18, Brown seemed In control. But the run was nullified by clipping and the wheels reversed. Ernst (238 yards total offense on 19 plays) dashed 63 yards to the Brown 19 on Harvard's next play, the Veer AO Sucker. An Interference call put the Crimson on the 4, and Gizzi sneaked in from the 1. Even then, once Chris Ingerslev kicked a 27-yard field goal with 6:16 left. It was Brown's game to lose. It took Harvard three minutes to tie it With 2:58 left. Brown had the ball on its 20 and the chance for one last drive. The Bruins moved quickly to their own 45. but two Potter passes fell incomplete. Facing fourth and 6 with less than 1:40 left. Anderson decided to punt. Half a minute later. Harvard had a first down on Its 31, a proven big-play man In Ernst and an Idea for him. The screen pass had been working all day against Brown's eager defenders. "They took the bite on all of them," said Ernst. So Glzzi flipped the ball 5 yards and Ernst slipped comfortably behind his wall. "The' blocking was there," Ernst said. "I knew it was Just a footrace." So it was 17-10 with 58 seconds to play, but It wasn't over. Three Potter passes got Brown from Its 19 to the Harvard 33, but a Potter fumble ended it there. Now, the Bruins are 2-4-1 and headed for Penn State (no, not Pennsylvania) next week, for what shapes up one of the longest Saturdays in Brown football history. Harvard, 17-10 .t-ut .6-1 ((4-2-1) 0 017- 17 1(2-4-1) 0 0 7 I- 10 I 8 lujHamn I run (Oirta a yakaj kaa) H - Orac Qtt 1 run (Jm VBanuM kick) tnganaw 17 TO H - VaaruM It FQ M - Sum Emat M paaa front Oca (VaanuM took) AMndanca-11,100 KAftVAJW MOM P- . " 16 Mating yard 140 114 i an im t4 12 10-24) t-104 10-375 0-1 . 10-66 10-a atomouALUAOCM Emat. H . PotkuLB. Potlar.a . An. Yda. Avg. LO ii toi i2 a ' .16 .17 60 t( 7 66 12 31 46 10 7 Com. ill Yda. TO M. Dial. H .16 21 200 t 0 PoOar.S 0 10 134 0 0 EmatM McCautay.1 . 0-anan.H Pom,a No. Vda. TO .0 117 1 .0 SO 0 .4 30 0 .1 16 0 '1 t i 1 .1 U at games for lntellivisioi Yes. There are great games for Intellivision. Activision has just released five of their greatest. Games of adventure. Carries of challenge. Games of skill and strategy. They're here for Intellivision'-all you have to do is ask. Hrnillees All locations Child World All locations Game Tech Darners Movies To Go Newton Spags Supply Shrewsbury The Fair Worcester The Mart Grafton Video Connection Worcester Video Horizons Arlington and Burlington Video Paradise Plymouth Polsinello keeps Yale on decline Dartmouth hands Eli 7th loss By Joe Concannon Globe Staff NEW HAVEN - All week long, as he rested an ailing shoulder and wasn't sure If he'd play In the game. Dartmouth quarterback Frank Polsinello kept thinking about a victory over Yale. "First and foremost." he said. "I wanted to beat these guys. We took ourselves out of the game against them two years ago. We gave It to them last year. I wanted to beat these guys bad after the last two years. Polsinello got his chance, but with time running out yesterday, hopes for a victory were slowly slipping out of sight. Out Polsinello prorrcoVd to complete four successive pasiafs to eat up 79 yards, the last coming when Mike Victors caught a pass and eluded two Yale defenders en route to the end tone with 0:47 left. Thus, the Dig Green left Yale Howl with a 24 21 victory over the crestfallen EH. The victory kept Dartmouth atop the Ivy League with an unblemished 40 record, while the defeat left Yale with an f7 overall record and marked the first time since 1941 a Yale team has lost seven In a row In the same season. Including its 1 982 defeat to Harvard. Yale has now knit rlht In a row for the first time since the FJI began playing football In 1872. For a long time during the game, Yale seemed home free. The score was Yale 21. Dartmouth 3. and Point nello hadn't ytt been In the game. A left shoulder Injury suffered taut week against Cornell had krjt him out of practice for much of the week. "I wst a link? upirt I coukln't start," he said. "Out I knew It was In the best Interna of tlc team," Out when starter Mike Caravlclto bruUed his thumb. Polsinello entered. From that point until he led Victor a toward the end tone with the winning 22 yard srotlng pans. Pol sinello completed 13 of 19 passes for 236 yards and ran 10 Umes for a net gain of 28 yards. One Interesting statistic Is that Jack Daly - Dartmouth's career reception leader - caught only one pass. Out the story behind the statistic is that he drew such heavy coverage that the Yale defensive backfleld was open for Dartmouth's other receivers. And that became Important on the final drive, which began with 2:30 left In the game with 22.000 watching from the stands on this crisp and windy afternoon. The key play of Dartmouth's drive was a third and 9 from Its own 21, when Polsinello threw to Matty Lopes for a first down to the Dartmouth 48. "It was the same play we scored the (winning) touchdown on." said Polsinello. "We put the (Yale) safety on the spot. They've got to respect Jack." After dumping that one pass over the middle to Lopes, who caught four passes for 88 yards. Polsinello then hit tight end Matt Burke with two passes that gained 30 yards to the Yale 22. On Uie game-winner to Vlccora. who grew up In nearby Oct he I and had caught Just 1 1 passes all season until yesterday. Daly again played decoy. "We sent Daly up the middle to clear out the safety, said Vlccora. who caught the ball at the 5 and left two Yak defenders sprawling on the turf. The Dartmouth defense, riddled ' by Injuries, played a vital part In this victory. Oy halftlme. Yale sophomore Mike Curt in was 10 of 12 for 118 yards and one touchdown: he was Just 4 of 10 for 59 ' yards In the second half, when Yalc'i lotal offense was 139 yarda. So the Ivy showdown may I on Nov, 19 In IVnn'a Franklin Field, which Just happens to br the same lime thry'll be playing The Came I fr the lOOth time In Yak tlowl. Dartmouth, 24-21 r,tt, KS . Iff?-Ma I H It e m faj Uw at hj f a a m Mm Mf 1 1 mi m t rMaa Ml 6 aa an. i. j. m 1 Pawa I tkat Aatipka" (a.1. ir..,. fi aaat "artl tajmaami a f-a tall tl 7 1M Iff , n HM M OWBUM llaMWt at 1 .11 U H IS to . t t SM)HS Plus every I'Yiday t tm I ... a H V i 4 i m m to a f n rw it aP'

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