Harvard Romps Over Boston University, 33-14

First Quarter Scoring Deluge Drowns Terriers As Crimson Wins the Battle of the Raindrops


After Crone's scoring aerial to DeMars. Restic substituted at will to get a look at some of his younger players. Jimmy Stoeckel took over at quarterback, and with him came an entirely new backfield. But Stoeckel couldn't generate an offense, and the remainder of the half was spent exchanging the football with BU. Neither team showed much, and Stoeckel contented himself with running out the clock.

The second half featured a revival (of sorts) for BU. The Terriers playing sharper defense, and holding onto the football for a change, put together two sustained scoring drives and "won" the half, 14-2. Terrier halfback Roger Harris sparked the BU wishbone with some nifty ball carrying to save the Terriers from a shutout.

Crone came back for a couple series in the third period, but his offensive unit, playing by the BU script, lost the ball both times. Crone's last two appearances were cut short by a fumble and an in terception. From then on Restic alternated Stoeckel, Milt Holt, and Prank Guerra at quarterback, letting his reserves get into the action.

BU finally got on the scoreboard at 3:51 of the third quarter. Harris took a pitchout at the 12-yard line, swept to the left breaking two Harvard tackles and went in for the score. The Terriers' final score came in the final quarter when Collins bucked over from a yard out.


Harvard's final tally of the afternoon came when defensive end Mike McHugh blocked a BU punt and the ball rolled out of the end zone for a safety. But the two points may prove costly, because on the play, Berger, who is vital to Restic's front four, aggravated an old knee injury and left the game on a stretcher. The extent of his injury will not be known until later this week.

Restic was satisfied with the performance of the Crimson offense despite the seven turnovers it produced.

"I was pleased with the way we jumped off to a quick lead," he said after the game. "Crone's performance gave us more consistency at quarterback than we've seen this year."