The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, October 01, 1899, Image 30

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    SATURDAY, Sept. 23d, eleven sturdy warriors of the gridiron
journeyed from Mansfield to State, that they might meet up
on the field " our own." The day was not so promising as the
forenoon was warm; but at noon it brightened up and grew cooler.
Shortly signs of rain were apparent and the greater part of the
game was played in the rain. As some of the men on our team
were formerly Mansfield students and we knew their quality, a
good game was expected. The game was filled with exciting
plays some of which caused palpitation, of the heart in many of
State's supporters. Only the fleetness of foot of Hewitt, and
at another time a cross-bar, saved the day for State since the
aim of our boys was to shut Mansfield out. Mansfield played a
good steady uphill ganie resorting to kicking to save herself.
Her players were quiet and gentlemanly. Her team was lighter
than State, but wide-awake and active almost to our sorrow.
For State everybody played well, the new material showing up
in excellent form. Burns at half and Wood at end deserving
special mention, while Miles and Harris in the last half were every
In the first half State kicked off and Mansfield ran the ball to
the 25 yard line, and here by a double pass Felks skirted left •end
and with a clear field before him made 6o yards before Hewitt by
a wonderful sprint brought the fugitive to justice. State then ob
tained the ball on downs and ran the ball 55 yards tip the field,
Scholl carrying the ball 5o yards thro' centre. Mansfield was
given the ball on an offside play, and played for a loss of x o yards.
Then she kicked the ball to Cure and State carried the ball back
up the field for 33 yards, when Mansfield got the ball on a fumble.
Mansfield kick to the centre of the field and Cure returned to the
3o yard line, when Ruble took the ball for 3o yards and a touch
down, from which Cure made a goal. The time of making the
first touch down was 12 minutes.
Mansfield kicked off and Cure returned Mansfield's ball to the