Harvard 44; Stagg's Eleven 4.
Harvard's play was anything but first-class. The backs as usual made good individual gains; but they were helped little by the forwards whose interference, especially in the first half, amounted to nothing at all. The whole rush-line lacked snap and precision. It could not prevent Stagg's team from making gains by the same wedge which they used successfully in breaking Harvard's line in the first game. No part of the Harvard rush-line proved able to stop the play; for it went through by the tackles just about as frequently as between the guards and centre. With startling frequency, also, one of Stagg's half-backs burst through the whole line of Harvard forwards. If he had been a quick dodger he might have made the touch down more than once.
Stagg's eleven played an excellent game with the exception of occasional fumbles by the backs. They showed excellent team work, and the individual play was also first-class. The rush-line broke through and tackled well when Harvard had the ball; and of the backs Stagg and Seerley made several remarkable rushes. Van Leuven, as usual, played a very strong game on the right end.
Stagg's team made its touch down in the second half. After Harvard had scored several times, the Springfield men rushed the ball down the field to Harvard's ten yard line. For two downs they were unable to gain. On the third they made a pretense of using the wedge; but instead scattered Harvard's forces by a pretty trick and scored.
Harvard had the ball at the start. Lake lost it almost immediately, and Harvard was forced back to her 30 yard line. Here she got the ball, and without losing it, took the play to Stagg's line where Trafford scored. Goal.
Harvard again worked the play near Stagg's line, but fumbling gave the visitors a chance. They failed to improve it, and were obliged to score a safety touch down. Fumbling by Stagg's backs gave the ball again to Harvard who sent Trafford across for the last touch down of the half. Score, 14 to 0. Lake had been hurt and Gray substituted.
In the second half Highlands took Dexter's place. Harvard's play, when she had the ball, was better in the second half, though her defensive work was little stronger. Stagg had the ball to begin with; but, after reaching Harvard's 30 yard line, was compelled to punt. Grey soon made a touch down. Trafford and Grey each scored another touch down within the next fifteen minutes. 32 to 0.
Stagg's eleven rushed the ball down the field, directly through Harvard's for wards; and from the ten yard line, scored. No goal. 32 to 4. Newell and Hallowell both scored for Harvard before the half was over. Trafford kicked all the goals. Score, 44 to 4.
HARVARD. STAGG'S ELEVEN.
Emmons, (left-end) Black.
Rantoul, (left-tackle) Ruggles.
Vail, (left-guard) Webb.
Bangs, (centre) Naismith.
Dexter, (right-guard) Patten.
Newell, (right-tackle) Mahon.
Hallowell, (right-end) Van Leuvan.
Gage, (quarter-back) Smith.
Fearing, (half-backs) Davis.
Lake, (Grey) (half-backs) Stagg.
Trafford, (full-backs) Seerley.
Touch-downs, Trafford (3), Grey (2), Newell (1), Hallowell (1), Seerly (1). Goals from touchdowns, Trafford (7). Safety touch-down, Stagg's Eleven. Umpire, G. E. Burgess '93. Referee, J. H. Morse, L. S. Time, two 45 min. halves.