Boston University vs West Virginia
October 11, 1958 at Old Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV

Boston University
West Virginia
RushingNo.GainLossNetTDLongAvg.
Totals5433339294305.4
Tom O'Connell11803772 7.0
Bill Burgess14738650 4.6
James Dean9650650 7.2
Paul Cancro3620620 20.7
Jim Courville3273240 8.0
John Iozza39090 3.0
Paul Dean18080 8.0
Dick Desmarias33301 0.0
Elmo DiNitto4612-60 -1.5
Jim Girouard3010-100 -3.3
RushingNo.GainLossNetTDLongAvg.
Totals441726166203.8
Dick Longfellow9574531 5.9
Ray Peterson10350350 3.5
Dave Rider6240240 4.0
Bob Benke7200201 2.9
Danny Williams3110110 3.7
Bill McClure39090 3.0
John Marra18080 8.0
Mel Reight58260 1.2
PassingCompAttIntYdsTDLongSacked
Totals7180115100
Elmo DiNitto71801151  
PassingCompAttIntYdsTDLongSacked
Totals21331311200
Dick Longfellow193012542  
Danny Williams230570  
ReceivingNo.YdsTDLongAvg.
Totals71151016.4
Eugene Prebola2400 20.0
Jim Courville2240 12.0
Phillip Kearney1231 23.0
James Kenney1140 14.0
Pat McCue1140 14.0
ReceivingNo.YdsTDLongAvg.
Totals2131128014.8
Terry Fairbanks413818034.5
Mel Reight7720 10.3
Ray Peterson4501 12.5
John Marra3260 8.7
Bruce McClung1110 11.0
Ben McComb180 8.0
Dave Rider160 6.0
PuntingNo.YdsAvgLong
Totals39230.70
James Kenney26331.5 
Jim Girouard12929.0 
PuntingNo.YdsAvgLong
Totals39632.00
Danny Williams27336.5 
Dick Longfellow12323.0 
ReturnsPRYdsLongKRYdsLongIntYdsLong
Totals2360344017070
Bill Burgess124 231    
Paul Cancro112       
John Iozza   113    
Elmo DiNitto      17070
ReturnsPRYdsLongKRYdsLongIntYdsLong
Totals32704670000
Mel Reight16 232    
Ray Peterson115 123    
Ben McComb16       
Dave Rider   112    
All-PurposeRushRecKRPRIRTotal
Totals304115443670569
Bill Burgess65 3124 120
Tom O'Connell77    77
Paul Cancro62  12 74
James Dean65    65
Elmo DiNitto-6   7064
Jim Courville2424   48
Eugene Prebola 40   40
Phillip Kearney 23   23
John Iozza9 13  22
James Kenney 14   14
Pat McCue 14   14
Paul Dean8    8
All-PurposeRushRecKRPRIRTotal
Totals16631167270571
Terry Fairbanks 138   138
Ray Peterson35502315 123
Mel Reight672326 116
Dick Longfellow53    53
Dave Rider24612  42
John Marra826   34
Bob Benke20    20
Ben McComb 8 6 14
Danny Williams11    11
Bruce McClung 11   11
Bill McClure9    9
 West VirginiaBoston University
First Downs2521
 Rushing1214
 Passing126
 Penalty11
NET YARDS RUSHING166294
 Rushing Attempts4454
 Average Per Rush3.85.4
 Rushing Touchdowns23
 Yards Gained Rushing172332
 Yards Lost Rushing638
NET YARDS PASSING311115
 Completions-Attempts-Int21-33-77-18-0
 Average Per Attempt9.46.4
 Average Per Completion14.816.4
 Passing Touchdowns21
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS477409
 Total Offense Plays7772
 Average Gain Per Play6.25.7
Fumbles: Number-Lost6-31-0
Penalties: Number-Yards3-2211-85
PUNTS-YARDS4-963-92
 Average Yards Per Punt24.030.7
Punt Returns: Number-Yards-TD3-27-02-36-0
 Average Per Return9.018.0
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards-TD4-67-03-44-0
 Average Per Return16.814.7
Interceptions: Number-Yards-TD0-0-01-70-1
Fumble Returns: Number-Yards-TD0-0-00-0-0
Miscellaneous Yards  
Possession Time  
Third Down Conversions of of
Fourth Down Conversions of of
Red Zone Scores-Chances--
Sacks By: Number-Yards--
Boston University
#NameSoloAstTotalSacksYdsTFLYdsFFFRYdsIntYdsBrUpBlks
 Totals000 0 000017000
 Elmo DiNitto          170  
#NameSoloAstTotalSacksYdsTFLYdsFFFRYdsIntYdsBrUpBlks
 Totals000 0 00000000
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Scoring Summary
QtrTimeScoring PlayScore
1 WVU - Bob Benke 1 yd rush TD (Pass by Dave Rider Good)0-8
2 BU - Tom O'Connell 10 yd rush TD6-8
2 BU - Phillip Kearney 23 yd TD pass from Elmo DiNitto (Pass by James Kenney Good)14-8
2 BU - Dick Desmarias 1 yd rush TD20-8
2 BU - James Kenney 22 yd FG23-8
3 BU - Tom O'Connell 8 yd rush TD29-8
4 WVU - Dick Longfellow 1 yd rush TD (Pass by Mel Reight Good)29-16
4 WVU - Ray Peterson 7 yd TD pass from Dick Longfellow (Pass by Ben McComb )29-24
4 BU - Elmo DiNitto 70 yd interception return TD (Kick by James Kenney Good)36-24
4 WVU - Terry Fairbanks 80 yd TD pass from Dick Longfellow36-30
Attendance: 18,000
Score By Quarter
Team1234Total
Boston University0236736
West Virginia8002230
Officials: J.C. Hambright (Back Judge), Reid Staton (Field Judge), J.J. Ailinger (Head Linesman), Gerald Hogan (Referee), J.L. Blanks (Umpire)
Boston University
PosOffense
LEJames Kenney
LTBob Minihane
LGThomas Caito
CChuck Wanosky
RGHal McAvoy
REPhillip Kearney
RTPaul Manganaro
QBJim Girouard
FBJames Dean
RHPaul Cancro
LHJohn Iozza
West Virginia
PosOffense
LEBruce McClung
LTBill Trozzo
LGBill Lopasky
CChuck Billak
RETerry Fairbanks
RGJ.D. Miller
RTDick Guesman
QBDick Longfellow
FBBob Benke
RHDave Rider
LHRay Peterson
Tom O'Connell, Dick Desmarias, Elmo DiNitto, Paul Dean, Bill Burgess, Dave McDermott, Joseph McMann, Paul Rowles, Jim DiBona, Frank Defeudis, Pat McCue, Glenn Stefano, Bob Marques, Steve McGowan, Leonard Pare, Eugene Prebola, Jim Courville
15-Danny Williams, 34-Noel Whipkey, 41-John Marra, 42-Mel Reight, 44-Bill McClure, 51-Joe Wirth, 61-Glenn Bowman, 62-Carl Dannenberg, 70-Bill Dumbauld, 74-Blaine Staats, 79-Ed Sommer, 81-Ben McComb, 83-John Bowles, 86-Tony Tallarico, 88-Phil Messinger