The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, November 01, 1899, Image 36

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    After several successful attempts to advance the ball, Cure
kicked the ball 75 yards up the field and it rolled back of the goal
line and was touched back by Bucknell. Bucknell brought the
ball out to the 25 yard line and, after two attempts to punt down
the field, both going out of bounds, the ball was given to State on,
Bucknell's 25 -yard line. Here Burns with a clear field ahead
of him slipped in one of the ditches used to make the 5 -yard
lines, and fell. With Burns' fall fell part of the spirit of the sup 7
porters of White and Blue. Then by kicks and line plunges
Bucknell succeeded in getting the ball down to State's 25 -yard,
line, when Mathewson tried for a goal but failed, State getting
the ball and by a bad kick giving it to Bucknell on State's 45-
yard line. From this place Bucknell carried it over for a touch
down, Stanton making a run of 28 yards. Mathewson failed in
the try for goal, and the score was 0-5 in favor of the orange
and blue.
After • the kick off the ball changed hands several times and
when time was called the ball was in Bucknell's territory as a
result of a 40 -yard kick by Cure.
State took a decided brace in the second half and the play was
mainly in Bucknell's territory throughout this half. State
finally got the ball on Bucknell's 25 -yard line and tried for a goal
from the field, but failed in the attempt. The ball being brought
out to the 25 -yard line by Bucknell was kicked out of danger
and after several scrimmages, and , end runs by Burns and Harris
of 20 and 14 yards respectively the ball was worked back into
Bucknell's territory when time was called and State had suffered
her third defeat at the hands of Bucknell.
What the tale might have been had not State had Wood,
Burns, and Scholl it is hard to say; but the showing of our team
in its crippled condition and considering the condition of the field
was very commendable. Bucknell played a fast game when she
played; but her dilatory tactics in giving the signals and her
playing for time on pretense of injury was not a display of that
highest kind of sportsmanship, which is dear to every lover of
true sport. The line-up of the two teams was as follows:
Cummings . . . . • ...... centre Sweet
Taylor right guard Gilles
Scholl left guard' Kase