The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, October 01, 1899, Image 35
THIS game played at West Point on October 7th was one of the hardest that State will have played when the season is ended. From start to finish both teams played fast, snappy ball and more especially was this so as the end of the game drew near.with State six points to the good and West Point yet to score. Both teams played with a determination to do or die. State \ fully 'lived up to the expectations of her most sanguine admirers, and her stock took a great jump after the game, as it was the first hard game she has played, and the first to display her true strength. To say that Coach Boyle is pleased with the boys is putting it mildly. There, perhaps, should have been more points placed to State's credit but for her exceedingly great generosity, for after carrying the ball to near her wished-for goal, she would do the gallant by giving the sphere to West Point on a fumble and allow this ag gregation to kick it out of harm's *ay. Thus it was throughout the whole game; but State was not the only gallant team there, for West Point gave to the fleet-footed Hewitt a chance in a similar manner, and he showed his ability by scoring State's only touch-down, from which Burns kicked a goal. Burns also made a masterful effort, but fell 5 yards short of the goal line exhausted after running the whole length of the field but I o yards. State's line was like a mountain on the defense, Wood and Harris breaking up things in an especially heartrending manner from the West Point point of view, but the game was won by all. *(Hewitt, who was injured, is fast recovering and at this writ ing is about on crutches.) West Point played ball as well as State and had she had any other team than State against her would in all probability have won; but State was another argument and was not to be downed. The losers took their defeat in a sportsmanlike manner. The treatment our boys received is highly praised by every member and substitute of the team. Now that we have made a good start let us get together and show our heels to every team with which we play this year and STATE VS. WEST POINT.