TEAM LEAVES FOR WEST POINT
Game Tomorrow-Practice Slow.-Three Touchdowns--Marshall's Long Run.
The University football team will leave for West Point this afternoon to play its first game away from Cambridge. A special car will take the men from the Square to the South Station in time to catch the 4.48 o'clock train for Fall River, whence they will go by boat to New York and will arrive at West Point about noon tomorrow. The squad will be composed of the following twenty-five men: Bowditch, Mills, Barnard, King, A. Marshall, Wright, Jones, C. Marshall, Kernan, Leatherbee, Stillman, Motley, Shea, Coburn, Lyon, Hovey, Whitwell, Matthews, Daly, Knowles, Foster, Meier, Overson, Piper, McGlensey. The more prominent players who will not accompany the team are Graydon, Knowlton and Clark, who are injured, and Burgess, who has just recovered from an attack of tonsilitis.
Three touchdowns were made by the University team against the second eleven in the practice yesterday, but the playing throughout the game was lifeless and purely mechanical. The slowness with which the line-plays were run off was due partly to the new tackle-back formation which the coaches are trying to teach the team, but on the end runs, there was a similar lack of snap, and with the poor holding of the line the runner was often tackled with scarcely any gain.
Jones did not play in the line-up on account of a strained leg and in his absence. Wright was tried in advancing the ball on the formation play. Burgess took part in the practice for the first time in over a week and played at end in the game between the substitutes. Knowlton was also on the field but did no active work. Hurley was also out. There were nearly twenty coaches instructing the players, among whom were F. D. Cochrane '99, J. Cranston '91, W. H. Lewis '95, J. Dunlop '96, F. S. Newell '92, J. Upton '93, J. L. Knox '98, R. Brown '98, P. D. Haughton '99, R. A. Merriman '96, C. S. Sargent '02, G. Murchie '95, G. W. Bouve '98, and W. Hoag '94.
The first touchdown, made by Mills, and the last one, by Kernan were scored after very ordinary playing in which the University eleven forced its way without much effort through and around the second team's line. On the second kick-off, however, Marshall received the ball at the 15 yard line and reaching the centre of the field behind good interference, ran the remainder of the distance alone and made a touchdown. It was the longest run made on Soldiers Field this fall and was very cleverly executed. The line-ups of the teams follow: