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last practice game just before leaving for Princeton. Cure, upon
whom so much of our confidence rested, sustained a most serious
injury to his knee, and even after receiving treatment at the Phil
adelphia hospital, was unable to go in the game. The loss of
such material behind the line was only the more sincerely felt be
cause our line was weakened by the absence of F. V. Miller, whose
ankle was too weak to permit him to play.
Handicapped in this manner, the men lined up against the best
material Princeton could produce. The reports sent out as to
Princeton's weakness were evidently false, for when the time
came, her most trusted men were all ready to go in the game, and
were nerved to play as never before. The defeat we received at
their hands should cause no dismay, for they were determined to
wreak vengeance upon the team which was in no condition to
State wou the toss and chose the north goal, being slightly
favored by a breeze which was springing up. After some pre
liminary work Princeton secured the ball, and by a series of rush
es directed at the tackles and center, forced the ball across for a
touchdown after four and one-half minutes of play. The goal
was kicked by Mills. The playing during the rest of this half
resulted in no more scoring. In the second half Princton added
six more to her score and as nothing further was accomplished,
the game ended with score 12-0 in her favor.
State's fumbling has been harshly critisized by some, but much
of the poor passing was due to the interference at the center, where
Booth, the veteran player, used all kinds of illegitimate tricks upon
Cummings. Everything being taken into account, such a defeat
is nothing to feel sorry for. The playing of Captain Randolph,
Burns and Maxwell deserves special mention. Following is the
Hillebrand . . .
Hutchinson . . .
. left end .
. left tackle. .
. left guard . .
. ceuter . .
. right guard. .
. right tackle .
right end .
quarter-back . .
left half;back .
. . . Harris
. . . . Ruble
. . Randolph
. . Cummings
. . . . T. H. Miller
. .. . . Johnson
. . Burns