State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1904-1911, November 10, 1904, Image 1
State Vol. 1, No. 7. Calendar. SUNDAY, NOV. 6 6.00 P. M. Y. M. C. A. in Room 529 Main. Topic, “The Roy al Invitation to Prayer.” H. D. Easton, leader. Annapolis, 20, State, 9, State suffered defeat at the hands of the Navy last Saturday breaking the list of victories of the past three years. The result came as a sur prise to the cadets, who were sure that State was as strong as Swarth more. It was probably as great an eye-opener to the Blue and White. To cry that luck figured in the game seems a poor excuse but bad fortune was undoubtedly State’s lot. Forkum was forced to leave the field in the first five minutes of play. In Moscrip’s try for a goal from a touchdown the center of the ball hit just a little below the bar and of course the try failed. On the other hand when the Navy tried the last goal the ball hit one of the posts fairly but fell over the bar. When a ball was fumbled by either side it always seemed to fall directly into the arms of a navy player. Fum bles were made when entirely un called for and at decidedly inoppor tune times. These are some of the ways in which fate seemed to have a finger in the game. The team arrived in Baltimore on Friday afternoon and stayed at the Eutaw until Saturday morning. It seemed confident of winning the game. The afternoon was cloudy but did not deter the large crowd that attended the contest. At 2.30 the teams appeared on the field. They were about equal in weight. After a short practice STATE COLLEGE, PA., NOV. 10, 1904, Forkum kicked off. The ball was run back only a short distance and the cadets were not able to make a first down. They kicked and State had the ball near the center. From this point they carried it by succes sive plunges to within five yards of the line. Here continued line smashing failed to gain and State was held for downs. The Navy kicked at once and the touchdown was lost. The ball now moved back and forth in the center of - the field. After a time Annapolis had it direct ly in front of the goal and Martin succeeded in a drop kick. Shortly after the next kick-off Forkum who had been laid out several times was urged to retire from the game. This was due largely to the closing of his throat from the case of laryngitis which he had at the time. McGee took his place and played an excel lent game, but the team did not seem to have the same confidence in him as they did in Forkum. Conse quuently the Navy was soon in po sition for a drop kick at the other goal. This was successfully tried and the half ended with score: Navy 8; State 0. In the second half the cadets scored a touchdown by some quick play. It looks very blue for State and was extremely doubtful if she would score at all. But on the next kick-off things brightened. The team played good ball and took the pigskin to such a place that Moscrip could easily make a field goal. The spirit of winning lasted and with fifteen minutes of the half gone Moorhead assisted by splendid interference by Saunders got around left end for a forty yard run and a touchdown. With five minutes to play State would have won by ollegian. Price Five Cents. another touchdown. Unfortunate fumbling and penalties,however, soon placed the ball so close to State’s goal that Annapolis gathered spirit and dashed across the line. This made the score Navy 20, State 9. Grady played a star game for the Navy. Moorhead made several very pretty tackles. State’s ends were always quick in getting down the field on punts. The Blue and White was penalized about 60 yards during the game. The line was weak with out Forkum to back it up. The line up: STATE POSITION NAVY Barr left end Whiting Smith . .lefttackle.(Pierce) Farley ,Capt. White... . ...left guard Goss Wray center McClintic Woodward right guard...(O’Connell) Smith Moscrio right tackle...(Grady) Chambers Moorhead. . . . right end Howard Saunders quarter (Wilcox) Morton Partridge (Mcllveen) .left halfback Bernard Yeckley right half back Doherty Forkum,Capt. (McGee).full back Ghormley Touchdown —Whiting, Doherty, Moorhead. Goals from field —Morton, 2; Moscrip. Goals from touchdown Wilcox. Umpire—Okeson, Lehigh, Referee —Halbert, St. Johns. Time of halves — 25 and 20 minutes Schwab Coming, President Atherton announced in Chapel on Tuesday that Mr. Schwab would accompany Mr. Carnegie to the College for the dedication of the new library week after next. The news was received with applause. ’O6 Banquet According to the custom of the Junior class, the members of 1906 will banquet next Friday evening at Williamsport. Heckathorne is chairman and Rhoades will act as toastmaster. Dancing A petition is being circulated among the students to endeavor to ob tain the Armory for dancing pur poses one night each week. A dancing school will probably be formed.