Orange Bowl

1943

Alabama 37
Boston College 21

January 1, 1943 – Orange Bowl Stadium
 
Solo-Soaring Eagle Not Enough
Stung by two first-quarter Boston College touchdowns, Alabama regrouped to score 22 second-quarter
points en route to a 37-21 victory in its first Orange Bowl appearance.
 
Mike Holovak, the Eagles’ swift right halfback, scored on runs of 65 and 35 yards to put Boston College on top early. Then ‘Bama went to work, scoring on two pass plays and getting a 40-yard run from Bobby Tom Jenkins to take a 19-14 lead.
 
Following a third Holovak touchdown, Alabama's George Hecht booted a 25-yard field goal to take a 22-21 halftime advantage. The Tide scored 15 unanswered points in the second half on a pair of touchdowns and a safety to finish off the Eagles.
 

  ALA BC
First Downs 13 13
Rushing Attempts 51 35
Rushing Yards 248 237
Passes Attempted 14 22
Passes Completed 8 12
Had Intercepted 1 2
Passing Yards 94 157
Total Offense 342 394
Punts/Avg. 5/42.8 4/33.7
Fumbles/Lost  1/0 5/2
Penalties/Yards 4/20 3/11

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS            
Alabama 0 22 6 9 - 37
Boston College 14 7 0 0 - 21

   
SCORING SUMMARY
BC: Holovak 65-yard run, lateral from Doherty (Connolly kick); BC: Holovak 35-yard run (Connolly kick); ALA: Leeth 14-yard pass from Mosley (Hecht kick); ALA: Cook 18-yard pass from August (kick failed); ALA: Jenkins 40-yard run (kick failed); BC: Holovak 2-yard run (Connolly kick); ALA: Hecht 25-yard FG; ALA: August 15-yard run (kick failed); ALA: Jenkins 1-yard run (Hecht kick); ALA: Domnanovich safety
 
Alabama Head Coach: Frank Thomas
Boston College Head Coach: Dennis Myers