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Never has there been a more fortuitous upset than this one. Undefeated and nearly unscored upon during their first eight games that year, the Eagles were so confident of capping a perfect season against archrival Holy Cross that they made reservations for a victory party at the Coconut Grove nightclub the evening after the game. But after the Crusaders had left them in a 55-12 pile of dust, the disgusted BC eleven canceled the party---and a good thing, too, since that very night the Coconut Grove caught fire, killing 492 people in what remains the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history.
By a rather eerie coincidence, you might note that the uniform numbers of the Boston College players shown on the cover are 55 and 12!