The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, December 01, 1889, Image 16

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Lafayktte, 26.—State College, o.
The foot-ball team started November Bth
to play Lafayette and Lehigh, In order to
play Lafayette on the 9th it was necessary
for the team to start the evening before.
Stopping over night at Harrisburg we arrived
at Lafayette about noon of the 9th.
There was some hesitation at first, whether
the game should be played as scheduled or
postponed until Tuesday. This arose from
the desire of Lafayette to postpone the game
on account of the miserable condition of the
grounds, caused by continued wet weather.
However it was settled we should play on the
9th, and so the game was called at 3.00 p. m.
by Mr. Emery, of Lehigh, who acted as referee.
Snodgrass of Lafayette, being umpire. We
won the toss and chose the ball, Lafayette
taking the upper goal!
We started off with the ball making eight
yards and then losing in four downs. Lafa
yette by short runs through the centre forced
the ball to our ten yard line. After failing to
force the centre any further, the ball was given
to March, who, with the guarding of the half
backs ran around our right end, securing the
first touchdown. March failed to kick a goal.
Time was called shortly after, and the score
stood 4 to o in Lafayette’s favor.
The second half opened with rather bright
prospects for P, S. C,, we now having the
down hill side—a great advantage owing to
the slippery condition of the grounds. Lafa
yette started with a V, making about twenty
yards. On third down March kicked the ball,
and Graham went up the field after it but
slipped and Lafayette recovering the ball made
a touchdown, from which a goal was kicked.
Score 10 to o, We again started with a V,
making eight yards. Foster then made a
dash around the right end, knocking off two
men and making thirty yards before being
stopped by Wells very near their goal line.
Lafayette secured the ball on fourth down
and kicked it. McLean got the ball but
was downed near our goal line. After three
downs Graham’s kick was blocked and the
ball rolling back of the goal line was secured
by Lafayette, thus making three touchdowns.
It was now that we showed signs of weak
ening, and to our lack of training alone is due
Lafayette’s scoring in the second half.
Though in their territory nearly all this half,
and twice up to their five yard line we could
not follow up our advantage owing to the
weakening of the rush line and a lack of wind
on the part of the backs. McLean and Gra
ham did the best tackling, Orbison and Foster
made the best runs. The centre blocked well
and Linsz and Aull played good ends. Dowler,
ITeppenstall and Bohn were the subs.
Lehigh, 106. —State College, o.
Manager Mock having arranged for the
team to stay until Sunday at Lafayette, went
to Lehigh to make arrangements for Mon
day’s game at that place. The team began
to arrive at Bethlehem Sunday morning, and
Monday, at 2.30 P. M., there were still two
missing, leaving our team with twelve men,
with McLean, Foster, Mock and Read more
or less disabled, McLean being unable to
play; the consequence was that our team
showed up in very poor form, when Emery
called time at 3.05. Our team got the ball
and failed in the V. Graham made a fine
punt. Lehigh began the Vat the 25-yard
line, and in two minutes scored the first
touchdown, Although our team played stub
bornly and excelled Lehigh in tackling, it
was unable to withstand their rush-line, in
rno'st cases the backs being tackled before
they could run with the ball. Lehigh’s inter
fering was so splendid that many times our
team was unable to get near the man who
was running with the ball.
Monday, Nov. 13