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by Ivan Maisel

Boston College Athletics


New Orleans | Jan. 1, 1941

Boston College's Charlie O'Rourke raised his arm to pass and the Tennessee defense bit. Instead, O'Rourke raced 24 yards for a touchdown and the Eagles upset the Vols, 19-13, in the Sugar Bowl. Tennessee should have recognized the play. Boston College coach Frank Leahy borrowed it from the Vols because his team couldn't stop it in practice. Six weeks later, the 32-year-old Leahy returned to his alma mater, Notre Dame, as head coach.