The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, October 01, 1899, Image 35

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    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.