Green Sophomores, Princeton Nucleus, Must Smooth Rough Edges for Crimson
Harvard Game is First of Four Hard Ones Facing Crisler's Unimpressing Eleven
Princeton, Oct. 26--As the Tiger eleven reaches the half-way point in its 1937 schedule, it settles down to take on four tough opponents in a row, starting next Saturday with Harvard; and winding up with Dartmouth, Yale and Navy.
To date, Princeton has looked the part of a football team only once, and that was in the second half of the Chicago game. Forced to rely mainly upon inexperienced Sophomores for the nucleus of his team, Coach Fritz Crisler has been following a policy of gambling in the encounters to date, and he has used the first-year men as much as possible in order to give them experience under fire. Now, with the hard games ahead, there is a stronk likelihood that the Orange and Black is ready to go.
In eking out a 6-0 win over Rutgers on Saturday, the team hardly looked impressive. The blocking was deplorably weak, and there was little evidence of scoring punch. But it was apparent that Princeton held the upper hand throughout, despite the Scarlet's play. Jack White, Brud Harper and Bud Hall did not see action, as Crisler kept them on the sidelines to rest up for the Crimson.
These three constitute an integral part of the team's attack, and their presence in the lineup would probably have meant a larger margin of victory for the Tigers Saturday. But a vast improvement in both standard of play and mental attitude must be effected this week if Old Nassau hopes to stay in the fight with Harvard.
With the return of these three veterans Chrysler expects to be able to put on an attack which although lacking in the power that his former Tiger elevens have shown will be filled with many razzle-dazzle plays. Another vital cog in the Orange and Black machine is Dick Wells, from Marblehead, whose running has improved greatly in the last week.