In its first real try-out of the season last Saturday, the Yale varsity eleven scored two touchdowns on the second team. Though there was much fumbling, the team worked in good form. The first score was made by Welser's line-plunging after about five minutes of play, and the second near the end of the game. The forward pass was much in evidence during the final quarters.
Word comes from New Haven that the coaches fear that Pumpelly, who is at present on the injured list, may develop water on the knee.
Yale will open its season next Wednesday with a game with Wesleyan at New Haven.
Princeton Weak in Backfield.
Princeton still faces the problem of building up an almost entirely new team around the three regulars who have returned. Though the line will be unusually heavy, the backfield is light and inexperienced. Consequently, it is expected that the team will be powerful on the defence, but weak in attack. Toward the end of strengthening the latter, much time is being spent on developing the forward pass and open play.
Cornell is Hopeful.
Cornell is also confronted with the task of training many new men to fill gaps caused by graduation and ineligibility. The excellent spirit shown by the candidates, however, is doing much to dispel the gloom at Ithaca. Furthermore, most of the available men are conversant with Coach Sharpe's methods and teachings, another factor which will count greatly in the upbuilding of an aggressive team. Cornell's first game will be played Wednesday with Ursinus.
Much disappointment has been caused at Brown by the fact that, though the squad has been working out since the fifteenth, last Saturday say only 19 men on the field. It is hoped, however, that the opening of college on Wednesday will see this number swelled materially. Dursin, a drop-kicker on whom the coaches place the highest hopes, may be declared ineligible because this is his first year at Brown.