The game with West Point was on the whole a satisfactory one, considering the discouraging predictions which had been made in some quarters. The Harvard line showed a strength which was beyond expectation,- a favorable sign, judging from past years, when weakness at this point has been the rule at the beginning of the season.
If the West Point team did not put up as strong a game as was expected, its playing should be a valuable lesson to every football player at Harvard, as an example of what can be accomplished by earnest application, under the most unfavorable circumstances. The strict discipline which is manitained at the military academy makes it impossible for the football players to have more than fifteen minutes each day for practice. An exception is made on Saturday, when they are allowed an hour and twenty minutes for a game, and on one other day in the week when they are given half an hour. The daily practice is at six o'clock in the morning.