The Crimson Freshmen uncovered a strong offensive attack in their Saturday game with Andover, but because they couldn't catch their own passes or provide blocking for their runners, Andover rallied to a 13 to 7 win.
In their season's debut at the Stadium, Henry Lamar's boys controlled the ball almost all the way, but time after time missed scoring opportunities. Late in the game, Andover, which trailed 7 to 0 at halftime, dashed to two quick scores to take the game.
The first half was all Harvard, as the '52 squad, sparked by Bob Ray's running and Carroll Lowernstein's passing, only twice allowed the Blue out of its own zone. Ray, climaxing a second quarter drive in which he put on one of his three 30-yard runs, bucked over for the lone Crimson touchdown.
After Andover had tied the score in the second half, the Yardlings marched to the Blue's 19-yard line, but were held there for four downs. Then in seven plays Andover galloped all the way to its second score, snatching the game from the surprised Yardlings,
The Crimson lineup:
Bunce, le; Thompson, It; Moulla, lg; Frothingham, c; Gordon, rg; Raverby, rt; Brooke, re; Burke and Lowernstein, qb; Wylie, lhb; Walsh, rhb; Ray, fb.