A savage Crimson offense led by A. E. French '29' and David Guarnaccia 29 rode roughshod over an invading Dartmouth eleven Saturday afternoon, and the result was a 19 to 7 Harvard victory.
A combination of shattering line play, well timed interference, and brilliant running produced the three Crimson scores. The first came in the in Day period when Captain French cultivated a 53-yard march with a twisting turning dash of 14 yards off left Jackie. The next score came in the second quarter on a 12 yard run by second quarter on a 12 yard run by Guarnaccia coming at the end of a 38 yard drive. And the final Harvard score was even more than these an indication of the power and drive which the whole eleven possessed throughout the contest. Starting with the ball on their own 30-yard line. Guarnaccia and French hurtled along down the field to a first down on Dartmouth's three yard line on a succession of devasting smashes and sweeps. From this position the former, plunged over for what looked to be a score. But a fifteen yard penalty apparently saved the Dartmouth cause, and it was only when a lateral pass from French to Guarnaccia aided by superb interference by A. W. Huguley '31 put the pigskin.
over on the very next play that the 53,000 amazed spectators fully, comprehended that there was no denying the Crimson drive.
Between the last two Harvard scores the green hopes were momentarily raised by a 66-yard aerial march which culminated in a touchdown on a pass from Wolff, sophomore flash, to Stokes, a substitute end. It was during this scoring drive that the Green air attack, dangerous all afternoon, reached its highest pitch of effectiveness. During the best part of the game the Harvard defense was sufficient to keep the baffling Dartmouth attack at bay, though Green passes were completed for gains ranging up to 50 yards.
The game saw the first real chance which George Crawford ocC, has had at directing the team, and while he was in he showed a wise selection or plays which would seem to indicate that at last Coach Horween has found a solution for a perplexing problem.
In, eulogizing the brilliant work of French and Guarnaccia, too much cannot be said for the way in which the interference was time and again sweeping the Dartmouth defense out of the play and giving them an opportunity to break loose. It was the best exhibition of coordinated blocking which a Harvard team has put on in recent years and augurs well for the remainder of the season.
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