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Harvard's football team should have little difficulty in downing Bates by a considerable margin when spectators in the renovated Stadium today get their first glimpse of this year's Crimson eleven. The kickoff is scheduled for 3 o'clock.
In the past few seasons the opening game has found Harvard using three or four straight line plays, but, judging from all reports, the story will be different this afternoon. The Crimson-jerseyed players have shown no little ability in the execution of passes, both forward and lateral during the preliminary drill and considerable emphasis has been placed on this method of attack. Every play in the team's repertory will most probably be employed against the invaders from Maine and Harvard rooters will be given an opportunity to judge to some degree whether their optimism is well-grounded or not.
Bates Hit by Injuries
Bates comes here with little more than the hope of gaining a moral victory. When, the Pine Tree State eleven last played in the Stadium in 1919, they were downed by a 53 to 0 count. This year's team is now hard hit by injuries. Three first-string backfield players are out of commission owing to injuries incurred in last Saturday's clash with the Massachusetts Aggies, and until then Coach Dave Morley had hoped to give Harvard a good day's work.
Nine lettermen appear on the starting University lineup, Gilligan and Levin being the two who have not as yet won the major award. Captain Barrett, Trainer, B. H. Ticknor, Douglas, Putnam, and Harper all answered the opening whistle last fall, while Gilligan, O'Connell, W. D. Ticknor, and Huguley saw action before the end of the afternoon. Coach Horween's entire squad, with the exception of Davis and Greeley, is ready for service today and all will most probably get into the game.
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