Unbeaten Eli Yearlings Give Yardlings First Loss, 33-13
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 20--Yale's unbeaten freshman football team, knee deep in quarterbacks, unvelied a powerful running attack as well as it ground out a 33 to 13 victory over the previously unbeaten Harvard freshmen here today.
The Bulldogs, who made a weak showing here last year, took advantage of several fumbles; but even without breaks, the passing of ace quarterback Glenn Loucks and the running of halfback Dennis McGill would have easily been enough for victory, over what is considered a strong Harvard freshman team.
The Elis took the opening kickoff and drove 78 yards for a touchdown, with the speedy McGill going around end for a six yard gain which capped the drive.
Bob Margarita's freshmen took the return kickoff 78 yards in ten plays, with former fullback Paul Abrahamisn, switching to the tailback slot for this game, climaxing the attack with a short run. A try for the point was missed and the score remained 6 to 6.
But the Elis, with Loucks successfully passing to his brother Vern, moved the ball down to the seven. Steve Ackerman slashed off right tackle for the second Blue tally. The point after conversion made the score 13 to 7.
A six yard pass from Loucks to end Paul Lopata made the 20 to 7, after McGill broke away for a long run.
In the third quarter Harvard fumbled, and Yale recovered on the Crimson 32. Don Griffith flipped to McGill who caught the ball on the right flank, and raced over for the score. In the last period the Yardlings fumbled again, this time on the Yale 22, and the Bulldogs, considered the best Eli team in six years, moved 78 quick yards, with Heyward Meyers plunging over from the two yard line with three minutes left.
With the clock running out the Crimson took the ball on its own 33, and covered the length of the field with Ed Galvin going over from the seven yard line. John Newell converted the point and ended the scoring.