FRESHMAN GAME TODAY.
Yale-Princeton Game to be Reproduced at the Field.
The Harvard and Yale Freshman teams will play their annual football game this afternoon at 2 p. m. on Soldiers Field.
This year's Harvard team has been selected from a very large squad, and has not been handicapped by having any of its best players taken on the 'Varsity squad. Owing to the unusually long season, the development has necessarily been slow. Since the game, however, with the U. of P. freshmen Nov. 4, steady improvement has been shown, especially through the secret practice of this last week. A strong defense has been developed, and the offense, though ragged at times, has been made very effective. As a result, moreover, of the continued and persistent coaching of J. L. Knox 2L., the team now works well together and is capable of considerable speed. The men are all in good condition with the exception of Captain Bald win, quarter, and Knowlton, right tackle, who are both troubled with a bad knee, and Nickerson, left tackle, who was hurt only a few days ago.
The Yale team is far stronger on the offense than on the defense. Their development has been slow. This was due in part to the few games played, in part to the lack of attention from the graduate coaches, who have spent most of their time working on the 'Varsity. The past week's hard and very satisfactory practice, however, will doubtless find Yale prepared to play a strong game. Yet it is certain that the team is considerably weakened by the loss of Wilhelmi, fullback, who broke his collar-bone in the Princeton freshman game last Saturday. Although it is certain that Yale will be outclassed in punting by Stillman of Harvard, still there seems to be no doubt that their team is at the highest stage of its development.
The teams will line up as follows: Umpire--Jones, of Dartmouth. Referee -- Crolius, of Dartmouth. Timekeeper--John Graham, B. A. A.
Umpire--Jones, of Dartmouth. Referee -- Crolius, of Dartmouth. Timekeeper--John Graham, B. A. A.