The freshmen played their first game on Saturday against Tufts, and won by a very narrow margin. Taking everything into consideration the team as a whole did fairly well.
Although'94 played with a great deal of snap and energy, they showed some very glaring faults which sooner or later they have got to overcome. Their tackling shows an improvement over their practice work, but even if a man tackled low he allowed his man to gain a yard or two by crawling along on the ground. The blocking in the rush line is lamentably weak, the opponents coming through with scarcely an effort, at the same time making enormous holes in the line. A great improvement in this respect must be made, for a team with a weak rush line cannot accomplish much. The worst and most fatal fault of all is that of losing the ball. There is no excuse for this continual fumbling, and unless '94 can improve in this respect, they cannot expect to make a good showing against any strong team.
Ninety-four you have a name to make for yourself and at the same time you must keep up the reputation of the last three freshman classes. Begin by beating Yale at football and then try to have a clean record of victories in your other sports.
There is not a sufficient number of men at present trying for the team and it is the duty of every man in the freshman class who is capable of playing football to come out and try Every man must train faithfully and hard; unless he adderes strictly to these necessary instructions, the charices of beating Yale are small.
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third touch-down and Perry kicked the goal. Score 140.
Exeter backs feiled to gain and the full-back kicked. Newell carried the ball through the centre and made a good advance. Harvard lost the ball on fumbles and Whitehead made a fine kick far down the field, but Blagden soon recovered ten yards by a splendid run when he was well tackled by Irvine. Parker and Quimby made marked advances and Blagden soon ran around the end and scored. Perry kicked the goal. Score, 20-0.
In the second half Hand took Quimby's place and Miller played left end. Exeter substituted Whitney for Morrison. Harvard did not make as great or as frequent gains as in the first half. Whitehead kicked well and Blagden got the ball. Parker and Henry then advanced some yards. Perry was soon given the ball and made a splendid run of fifteen yards through the Exeter team. Harvard Halves made but little advance, as Irvine and Thomas tackled well. Henry soon scored and Perry kicked the goal. Score, 26-0. Shortly after time was called.
Exeter did not play up to the standard of the school's teams; the redeeming feature was their excellent tackling Harvard played well. Perry and Newoll did the best work in the line. The backs all played well and at times brilliantly. The team blocked well.
Harding, L. S., was referee and Leventritt of Exeter, umpire.
The teams: Harvard-rushers-Curtis (Miller), Quimby (Hand), Perry, Berry, Saltonstall, Newell, McDonald; quarter-back-Neff; half-backs-Blagden; Parker; full-back, Henry.
Exeter-Rushers-Irvine, James, Truesdell, Grant, Booth, Colburn, Thomas; quarter-back-J. W. Thomas; half-backs-Grouard, Morrison (Whitney); full-back, whitehead.