There were several important changes in the makeup of the eleven. Stevenson was put off from the first and A. Brewer transferred from the second to the 'varsity. In the second half Beal gave way to Johnson, and Parker, the new guard, took Warren's place until a slight injury forced him to leave the field and Laimbeer was substituted for him. Newell played for the first half only and his place was taken by Baldwin, L. S., tackle on last year's Amherst eleven. Gould was given a chance on the first in the second half, and Jedeau '96 was given his first trial at guard. Captain Waters, Corbett, C. Brewer, Dunlop, and Lovering played behind the line on the first, off and on during the game.
The individual playing yesterday was, with few exceptions, good. The second eleven showed up unusually well. The ends and tackles played their positions finely, and almost always succeeded in breaking up the interference of the 'varsity backs. Stevenson guarded his position particularly well, while Parker made Mackie work more than usual, and was in consequence rewarded in the second half by a position on the 'varsity. Lovering tackled in fine style and ran well with the ball.
The changes in the second half clearly strengthened the 'varsity and the scoring was more frequent. Corbett did by all odds the best running, though Dunlop's rushes through the centre were among the longest runs made. The team did not work together as a whole, however. The defensive play was weak and something was radically wrong with the interference. The quick breaking through of the second eleven men had a good deal to do with this, but it was also clear that there was not a definite understanding among the blockers as to what their duties really were. The play was hard and full of snap and life, but it seemed as if the easy game on Wednesday with Exeter had, temporarily at least, broken up the team play which of late has been so encouraging. Baldwin, the tackle from Amherst, did good aggressive work in tackling, but was weak in his blocking. However, it was his first game and considering this fact he showed up well. He comes here with a fine reputation and will make a valuable addition to the candidates for tackle. Parker's work was also very creditable for one who has had so little experience. He has the makings of a good man. Gray is still laid up on account of the injury to his ankle. Bancroft '88, tackle on the 'varsity when Holden was captain, was on the field and took part in the coaching.