Fact and Comment

"Fair Play," in his account of the Harvard-Yale game in the New York Post, Monday, states that, in his opinion the Harvard eleven ranks with the greatest Crimson teams produced. He says in part:

"Harvard presented for consideration a great football eleven, a team which was perfect to the last detail. To borrow from the baseball vernacular, she had everything--rushing, forward-passing, good tackling, keen following of the ball, ability to hold the pigskin, mechanical precision, general football sense, and excellent punting. Haughton says it is the best Harvard eleven he ever coached. It resembled the Harvard team that met Cornell about as much as Yale resembled Harvard on Saturday, which is to say there was no resemblance. So far as Harvard was concerned, the Cornell game to her was what the Yale game was to Princeton--in neither case did the losing team do itself justice. Saturday the Crimson came into her own precisely in accordance with the carefully laid plans of the coaches. She executed her plays with greater certainty, power, and precision than she did against the Tigers. Her backs did not require the openings that they asked for in the game in New Jersey. There would be a flashing rent in the Blue line, and the runner was through. She shifted her attack to better advantage than against the Tigers, too.

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"Reference has been made to Haughton's statement that this eleven is the best Harvard team he ever coached. He is the man to know about that, naturally. Whether it was the greatest Haughton product or not, the fact remains that it ranks with the great Crimson elevens of all time."