Although we must all feel great disappointment at the score of the game, there is consolation in the knowledge that in most points Yale was fairly outplayed, and that in one of those - namely, the general team play, - is something in which it has been claimed Harvard would never be able to excel. It is to be hoped that we will now hear less of the old story of Harvard's inability to accomplish anything when unity of spirit and action are required.
From start to finish the men made a gallant fight and certainly nothing pluckier was ever seen on the football field than the magnificent spurt which the team made just before time was called. Luck played an important part in the game and it was invariably against us.
Experts unite in declaring that the team gave the best exhibition of football that any Harvard team has ever given, and in spite of the fact that the score stands against us this time, they deserve every bit as much honor as was accorded the victorious team of 1890. To Captain Emmons and Dr. Brooks is due the greatest praise, for it was largely through their united efforts that so strong a team was put in the field. Both these men have been untiring in their efforts to bring about success and though the game itself has been lost, they can hardly be said to have been unsuccessful. They have given to Harvard a settled system of coaching and training which it may safely be said will be adhered to in the future.
One game yet remains to be played, and as Pennsylvania has already proved conclusively her superiority over Princeton, will have double significance. It is unfortunate that Philadelphia is too far away for the students to attend in a body, but we hope that all Harvard men who can possibly do so will go down and help give the eleven the kind of support it deserves.