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The Good Old Days Of Harvard Football

Harvard 74, Dartmouth 0


(Reprinted from the October 31, 1888 edition of the DAILY CRIMSON)

The Harvard eleven defeated the Dartmouth team yesterday afternoon by a score of 74-0. The Dartmouth men played a curious game, their three backs bunching close behind the quarter-back and breaking through the centre of the rush line together. Their play was effective, rarely gaining for them less than three yards, and often five or eight. The reason the Harvard team could not stop these rushers better lay in the fact that all the men were very slow in getting through, and all tackled high. The offensive game of the Harvard team was the best that it has played this year. The running of the backs was strong and the blocking off of the men unusually good.

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