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Probably the greatest game in football history

BC’s 19-18 win against Georgetown was a classic

Forty thousand spectators saw an American football classic at Fenway Park yesterday afternoon as Boston College stopped Georgetown’s three-year unbeaten mark by the score of 19 to 18.

In many ways it was probably the greatest football game ever played by colleges or by pros. When you look back over the dizzy panorama of this cold, gray afternoon it was something more than the battle of the mastodon and the mammoth. The mastodons and mammoths were on hand in droves. But so were the Eagles and the Gazelles. There was not only crashing power along the ground as giants frames collided. There was also a dazzling battle through the chilly November air. There was every type of play that football has yet seen. There were double and triple passes. There were double reverses. There were spreads and shifts and fakes and feints that kept the packed stands not only thrilled but completely bewildered.

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