1958 Boston College Eagles football team

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1958 Boston College Eagles football
Boston College Eagles wordmark.png
ConferenceIndependent
1958 record7–3
Head coachMike Holovak (8th season)
CaptainGeorge Larkin
Home stadiumAlumni Stadium
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →
1958 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Army         8 0 1
No. 6 Air Force         9 0 2
No. 9 Syracuse         8 2 0
No. 19 Oklahoma State         8 3 0
Boston College         7 3 0
Florida State         7 4 0
Holy Cross         6 3 0
Navy         6 3 0
Penn State         6 3 1
No. 17 Notre Dame         6 4 0
Pacific (CA)         6 4 0
Villanova         6 4 0
Pittsburgh         5 4 1
Detroit         4 4 1
Boston University         4 5 0
San Jose State         4 5 0
Texas Tech         3 7 0
Marquette         2 7 1
Drake         2 7 0
Dayton         2 8 0
Miami (FL)         2 8 0
Colgate         1 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1958 Boston College Eagles football team represented Boston College as an independent during the 1958 NCAA University Division football season. In its eighth season under head coach Mike Holovak, the team compiled a 7–3 record and outscored opponents by a total of 229 to 127.[1][2]

The team allowed opponents an average of 194.2 yards of total offense per game (106.0 rushing yards and 88.2 passing yards). The defense also recovered 24 fumbles and gave up only 91 first downs in 10 games. All three figures remain Boston College season records.[3]

The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Don Allard with 691 passing yards, Jim Duggan with 489 rushing yards, end Jim Colclough with 462 receiving yards, and end Jack Flanagan with 36 points scored.[4]

Jack Flanagan also received the Thomas F. Scanlan Memorial Trophy as the senior player outstanding in scholarship, leadership, and athletic ability.[5] Flanagan was also named to the first team of the All-New England football team. Tackle Steve Bennett was named to the second team.[6]

Five members of the team went on to play in the National Football League or American Football League: Don Allard, Jim Colclough, Larry Eisenhauer, Alan Miller, and Ross O'Hanley.[7]

The team played its home games at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 20ScrantonW 48–015,000[8]
September 27at Syracuse L 14–2415,000[9]
October 4Villanova
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
L 19–2112,000[10]
October 18at MarquetteW 21–137,016[11]
October 25Miami (FL)
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
W 6–211,000[12]
November 1Pacific (CA)
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
W 25–1216,000[13]
November 8Detroit
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
W 40–018,000[14]
November 15Boston University
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA (rivalry)
W 18–1322,000[15]
November 22at No. 16 Clemson L 12–3419,000[16]
December 6Holy Cross
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA (rivalry)
W 26–826,000[17]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Attendance source: [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2016 Football Boston College Media Guide" (PDF). Boston College. 2016. p. 181. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "1958 Boston College Eagles Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  3. ^ 2016 Football Boston College Media Guide, p. 167.
  4. ^ "1958 Boston College Eagles Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  5. ^ 2016 Football Boston College Media Guide, p. 148.
  6. ^ "Chip Ide Named To All-NE Team". Bennington Banner. December 2, 1959. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Boston Col. Players/Alumni". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  8. ^ "Boston College Routs Scranton". Hartford Courant. September 21, 1958. p. 2D – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Syracuse Downs BC, 24–14: Syracuse Tops Terriers After Trailing at Quarter". Democrat and Chronicle. September 28, 1958. p. B1 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Villanova Jolts Boston C., 21–19; Grazione Stars". The Philadelphia Inquirer. October 5, 1958. pp. S1, S12 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Boston College Clips Marquette". Lincoln Sunday Journal and Star. October 19, 1958. p. 5D – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Futile U-M Wallows In Mud, Loses: Boston College Wins 6–2 on 48-Yard Run". The Miami News. October 26, 1958. p. C1 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "Boston 25, COP 12". The Honolulu Advertiser. November 2, 1958. p. C2 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ "BC Belts U-D, 40–0, With Allard". Detroit Free Press. November 9, 1958. p. E1 – via Newspapers.com.
  15. ^ "Boston College Downs Rival Terriers 18–13: Third Period Scoring Thrills 22,000 Fans". Hartford Courant. November 16, 1958. p. 4D – via Newspapers.com.
  16. ^ "Clemson Bowls Over B.C., 34–12, In Bidding For Bowl". The Greenville News. November 23, 1958. p. 1C – via Newspapers.com.
  17. ^ "Boston College Trounces Holy Cross: Eagles Triumph 26–8 In Televised Battle Between Arch Rivals". Hartford Courant. December 7, 1958. p. D1 – via Newspapers.com.