The freshman eleven had very little difficulty in beating the Amherst Agricultural College eleven in their game played Saturday on Jarvis field. The result of the game was very encouraging for '96, as the Amherst eleven is considered quite a strong one. The team work of '96 was very good and strong, while the interference was also good. The men, however, fumbled the ball entirely too much and this weakened their game considerably. The defensive work was often very effective, '96 getting the ball several times on four downs. The touchdowns were made either by Arnold around the end or by Fennessy and Gould through the centre. The high tackling of the Amherst team was partly responsible for their defeat as the Harvard backs often made several yards after being tackled. One of Amherst's touchdowns was on a fluke. Following is the order of the players:
Richardson l.e. r. e. Manley
Lewis l.t. r.t. Henderson
Worden l.g. r.g. Boardman
Russell c. c. Howard
Rice r.g. l.g. Burrington
Clark r. t. l.t. Duffield
Brewer r.e. l.e. Melendy
Borden q.b, q.b. Tineco
Arnold h.b. Perry
Bullard h.b. Bagg
Fennessy f.b. f.b. Davis
EXETER 28, ANDOVER 18.
On Saturday for the first time in five years, Exeter defeated Andover in the annual football game. The frequent scoring of both teams made the game a very interesting one to watch, although at no time did Exeter lose the lead. The playing of both teams was especially good, but Exeter showed throughout greater steadiness and better team work, Andover depending, largely for her gains on brilliant individual rushes. In point of weight, too, Andover was clearly overmatched. They found the V which Exeter formed by taking back her ends and tackles almost irresistible. Twombly, Exeter's centre, was much too heavy for Holt, Andover's centre, and it was through holes that Exeter made most of her gains. A few times, and then with only tolerable success, Exeter tried plays around the end.
For this victory Exeter deserves much credit. Beginning the season with only one man who had ever played before on the school team, they developed a team which, contrary to general expectations, won an earned victory.
For Andover, the best work was done by Letton and Hopkins, especially the latter who made several brilliant rushes of twenty-five yards through the Exeter line.
In all, Exeter made five touchdowns to Andover's three. The umpire was S. V. Coffin of Wesleyan and the referee G. Perry of Harvard.
YALE, 28; U. OF P., O.
One hardly knows what to think of Saturday's game between Yale and the University of Pennsylvania. It rather overthrows all ones calculations. Since the Harvard victory of 1890, no team has scored. against Yale. It was generally expected that Pennsylvania would break that record. But ten minutes after the game began, all such expectations fled. Yale outplayed the opposing team at every point during the first half and when time was called the score stood 22 to 0. In the second half the Pennsylvania team braced up and played a strong game, holding Yale down to four points. They rushed the ball down the field by wedge after wedge and at one time stood at Yale's five-yard line. But they never got beyond there.
Yale's greatest gains were made around the ends, Laurie Bliss making two very long runs. The Pennsylvania centre outweighed Yale's and the New Haven team made few attempts in that direction. There was considerable punting and good punting too, - done on both sides. Yale's weakest spot was at right end but Pennsylvania's advantage from it was not great.
Among the spectators were the Harvard elevens, ex-captain Cumnock, and several of the Princeton team.