All Harvard's available football power will be thrown into the game this afternoon to defeat the Tufts eleven in the Stadium before a crowd of 40,000.
Crosby and Lee are out with injuries. Aside from that, a team of regulars will start the game.
In spite of the fact that the Princeton game is but seven days off, Coach Fisher will send in all nine of his remaining first string players today.
In defeating Tufts; it is felt that Harvard would be laying the foundation for a stronger front against every other team remaining on the schedule. A victory today would raise the morals of the team and strengthen the confidence of the Harvard graduates and undergraduates as well.
Bold Move to Risk Regulars
It is a bold move, risking the regulars on the eve of the three hardest games of the season. But bold moves will be necessary to develop in the team its long latent offensive drive which will be called upon in the games with Princeton and Yale.
The reorganization of the lineup for today also shows the desire of the coaches to uncover the potential attack of the team. The whole trend is for aggressiveness; Combs, the hardest fighting end in the squad will start at left end; Dunker has been shifted to Grew's position at guard and Evans, a pugnacious tackle, is now filling Dunkers old position. In the backfield, McGlone, who is the most versatile and aggressive Harvard quarterback will be in at the start.
All these indications point to a harder hitting Harvard team than has been seen yet this season. With the perennial mid October slump now a thing of the past, the Harvard team is entering on the last month of its season. With a victory today, the coaches can continue their preparations with a renewed confidence that the team will not be wanting in its big games at the end of the season.
Both teams had their final work outs in the Stadium yesterday. Early in the afternoon, Coach Casey sent his men through their drill, concentrating largely on perfecting forward passes. An hour later Coach Fisher was drilling his men in blocking them. It is felt that on the forward pass will hang the outcome of the game today. Tufts serial attack is good, and Harvard's defense against overhead attack has, to date, been poor. The catching or the blocking of a pass may prove of infinite importance today.