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Egg in Your Beer

Another Earnest Struggle

By Edward J. Coughlin

The weekly sportswriters' luncheon in Boston yesterday noon and a subsequent impromptu gathering of a part of the football faculty cleared up some loose ends and misconceptions about the Yale game. Primarily, certain of the Hub's fourth estate, after seeing, the official movies, and without the benefit of coaching (Crimson or otherwise) from the sidelines, strongly implied in print last night that atrocious officiating had cost the visiting team the ball game. We state this merely as news facts and take no subjective stand until viewing the movies ourselves in the next day or so.

Laud Crimson Line

Meanwhile, on the pleasanter side, Hal Kopp and Dick Harlow agreed: (1) that Paul Lazzaro's fine runs were made possible largely because Howie Houston's blocking was flattening Eli tackler Ford Nadhorny; (2) that Wally Flynn was outstanding at end and deserves more credit than he has received; (3) that Jim Feinberg and John Gorczynski were superb in the line; and (4) that Chuck Glynn was magnificent at center in repelling continual and brutal attacks designed by Yale to weaken his section of the line.

Harlow also described the play that set up Yale's field goal late in the game. On fourth down on their own 40 and trailing by 14 points, the Crimson tried a lateral pass play from punt formation. The effort failed principally because of a bad pass from center, which in turn was unavoidable because John Florentine's arm had been hit earlier and was stiffening up. Chuck Roche tried to pick up the ball in a hurry and his pass was incomplete.

Surprised Odell

Thus Yale took over and soon afterwards came to have a fourth down on the Crimson 20-yard line. Actually, Eli coach Howle Odell sent Billy Booe into the game with instructions to try a run around end, feeling that his place-kicker was not capable of such a lengthy field goal endeavor. Something went amiss between the bench and the huddle and Yale got three unexpected points.

Bill Bingham said the Bowl's steel goalposts cost $1,800, were mushroom shaped underground to prevent uprooting, and were covered with grease to keep would-be climbers on the ground.

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