Impregnable and indomitable is the only way to describe the Crimson Saturday. Not a Rutgers man broke through the brilliantly designed triple-layer defense, as smart a November innovation as the Stadium has ever seen.
Unfortunately such is the description of the historic post game battle for the south set of crossbeams. It has little relation to what transpired between the Band's pre-kickoff maneuvers and the last version of what a New York journal called "Believe Me if All Those Endearing Young Charms" Sunday morning.
At least the fans did not fade with the gridders and the northward poles. Employing the phalanx principle first unveiled by a Macedonian scatback named Alex in a crucial intersectional away game on Turkish Turf, the local partisans were dedicated to the proposition: "they shall not pass."
The Clauswitzian mind who devised the three-thin-red-line master plan remained in modest anonymity last night, but he must still remain the leading candidate for the annual "November miracle" football accolade.
Though proving themselves formidable battlers, the home side of the stands didn't expose an exceptional knowledge of Walter Camp's great game. When Chuck Roche did his best to lift the pigskin over the heads of the entire New Brunswick line and unloaded it on the goal line, there were murmers of unreasoned protest against the referee ruling the fumble Scarlet property.
Which Way Is Forward?
The much maligned rule book states that a forward pass must actually be propelled forward. Only thing propelled on the play were Crimson backs, and unfortunately in the wrong direction.
During the half time period an impromptu display of grid prowess was staged by a ragged group of settlement House irregulars who poured down on the track from end zone locations. Admitted by Bill Bingham at Student Council request, they tried to repay the favor by earning their admission and justifying the sum for the rest of the 17,000 crowd.
The post game custom of dismembering the goal-posts was noted to have sadly deteriorated. Saturday the Rutgerites rushed from their allotted seats and proceeded to tear down the Scarlet (defended at the terminus of hostilities) cross bar and supports, while Crimson fans implemented by high-octane fuel, successfully defended their own (Harvard's) device for place kicking.