Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, November 06, 1912, Image 1

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    Penn State
We are indebted for the above cut to the North American. through the courtesy of George Graham.
Penn State Again
Defeats Pennsylvania
In Football. The Red and
Blue Plays a Wonder
ful Game. Score 14-0
Under ideal weather conditions
and before a crowd of 15,000 peo
ple, the White and Blue of “Old
Penn State” again triumphed over
the Red and Blue of Pennsylvania
on Franklin Field. It was the best
played and most largely attended
game of the season. Penn showed
a complete reversal of form and
fought with -a never-give-up spirit to
the end. Her warriors showed
speed and strength for a time that
surprised even hei most loyal sup
porters. Beaten by Swarthmore,
Brown and Lafayette in succession,
harangued, coaxed, and driven by
coaches, they put fourth all their
strength to redeem themselves and
preserve the rapidly vanishing hon
ors of the Red and Blue on the
But courageously and fiercely as
they fought, contesting every inch
of ground, they had to bow to a
team that showed better' physical
condition, better generalship and
more unity of action. Penn State’s
players followed the ball closely
and were rewarded by being en
abled to take advantage of Penn’s
mistakes. Mauthe and Very were
so well practiced that they did not
need to hurry their kicks. Minds,
on the other hand, was forced to
get his kicks off quickly because of
the plunging State forwards ever
bearing down upon him. This
finally resulted in a blocked punt,
which led the way to the first
touchdown. Penn State’s inter
ference on end runs was the best
seen in Philadelphia this year, while
the only forward passes attempted
resulted in two touchdowns, one of
which was disallowed owing to a
Penn State’s punters also showed
to advantage. In seven kicks Cap
tain Mauthe and Very totaled 291
yards or an average of almost 42
yards per kick as against 327 yards
in 9 attempts by Minds or an aver
age of a little over 36 yards. Mau
the’s kicks were well placed and
hard to handle as is shown by the
fact that Mercer 1 -missed one, which
was recovered by Wilson and start
ed the march toward the second
touchdown. Mauthe’s kicks were
well covered by Very, Wilson and
Clark, the Penn man generally be
ing downed in his tracks. “Shorty”
Miller could nearly always be
counted upon to return Penn’s punts
for several yards; while on one oc
casion he. carried a punt back 30
The total yards gained from
scrimmage shows 124 for Penn
State against 88 for Penn. When
we consider that the Blue and
White kickers outpunted Minds and
that Miller gained many more yards
in returning punts than did Mercer,
it seems strange that play should
be in Blue and White territory, the
bigger part of the time. This was
due to the fact that Penn State suf
fered considerable more from pen
alties than did Penn. Three times
in the second half Penn State’s ad
vance was checked by fifteen yard
penalties. Nevertheless, the Blue
and White goal line was never in
danger after the first few minutes
of play, when Penn lost the ball on
downs on Penn State’s seven yard
A star that is deserving of mention
is deserving of mention not only in
this great victory of the Blue and
White, but also in all of her vic
tories. This is the former Penn
All-American fullback, our head
coach, “Bill” Hollenback. This
makes his third year at Penn State
and he has yet to have coached a
defeated Penn State team. It is he
that has formed eleven men into a
unified - machine which works
smoothly and with irresistible force.
It is he who has developed such
stars as Very, Mi!4*. -Mauthe,
Engle, of whom there are no bet
ter in the country. Penn State is
all for “Big Breezy Bluff Bill”.
Penn started off in whirlwind
fashion. On a fake kick-off-Craig,
secured the ball for Penn on Penn
State’s 45-yard line. After an ex
change of punts Penn rushed the
ball to the Blue and White seven
yard line, Mercer and Minds making
most of the gains. At the end of
three unsuccessful attempts to gain,
Marshall replaced Mercer. He
dropped back to kick but sent a
forward pass toward Jourdet. The
play had been analyzed by Penn
State and the ball hit the ground.
Miller then carried the ball for 35
yards in two attempts and the Blue
and White goal line was never again
seriously threatened.
Penn had the ball at mid field at
the beginning of the second quarter
but had to surrender it on downs.
Mauthe sent a long punt to Penn’s
15-yard line. Minds was forced to
punt, Wilson was upon him like a
flash and blocked the kick, Engle
fell on the ball. Mauthe failed to
gain. Then on a fake shift and
double pass Miller carried the ball
16 yards on a wide end run to the
right coiner of the lield wheie Mer
cer threw him out of bounds on
Penn’s one yard line. Mauthe fum
bled and lost on his first attempt
but on the next two plays carried
the ball over. He kicked out to
Miller and then kicked goal. Score
Penn State 7 —Penn 0. The half
ended with Penn State in possession
of the ball after having carried it
for two first downs to Penn’s 40
yard l ! ne.
In the third quarter Weston re
placed Mauthe aud Very did the
punting. Penn again make a short
kick of! and got the ball. Miller
displayed rare judgment by signal
ling for a free catch of Minds’ high
punt to Penn State’s three yard line.
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No gains resulted in two exchanges
of punts the last of which Miller
returned 28 yards but Penn Stale
was penalized 15 yaids. Very then
made 30 yards on an end run from
kick formation. Another penalty
checked the advance and the- quart
er ended.
Mauthe replaced Weston at the
beginning of the fourth quarter.
The captain immediately sent a
long haid punt diagonally across
the field, Mercer attempted to take
it on the bound but only touched
it. Wilson was on the ball in a
moment and carried it to Penn’s 12
yard line before he was downed.
Miller made four yards then sent a
forward pass to Very over the goal
line. Young was covering Very
closely but to no avail. The star
end leaped in the air and clutched
the ball in his arms, being imme
diately tackled by Yourg Mauthe
kicked goal. Score Penn State
14 —Penn 0.
During the rest of the quarter
Penn was thrown for a loss on every
attempt to advance the ball. Very
caught a forward pass for the Blue
and White and by dodging the Penn
tacklers on all sides ran 57 yards
for a touchdown. But the play
was not allowed. Head Hnesman
Weymouth had blown his whistle
to apprise the referee of the time
left for play as the ball was snap
ped and the referee therefoie claim
ed the ball was dead. It was a
hard blow to Penn State to lose
such a cleanly earned touch down
on such a trivial technical mistake
of an official. The game ended
soon after with a 20 yard end run
by Miller.
Penn State ' Penn
Wilson L. E. Young
Engle L. T. Wilson
Bebout L. G. MeNaughton
Clark C. Simpson
Hansen It. G. Greene
Lamb R. T. Dillon
Very R. E. Jourtlet
Miller Q. B. Craig
Benyman L. 11. B. Minds
Welty R. H. B. •Harrington
Mauthe fCapt.) F B. Murcer (Capt.)
Touchdowns, Mauthe, Very. Goals
irotn touchdowns, Mautlie 2. Substitu
tions, for State, Vogel for Beliout,
Weston for Mauthe, Bebout for Vogel,
M-uthe foiJWeston, Welling for Lamb,
Willing for Bebout. For Penn, Mar
shall foi Mercer, Mercer for Marshall.
Peden for Jourdet. Heilman for Mer
cer. Journeay for Dillon. Kellcher
tor MeNaughton. Officials: Referee,
Olceson, Lehigh Umpire, McCarthy,
Germantown. Head linesman, Wey
mouth, x aie. Time for periods, la
On November 23d, the Liberal
Arts Club will stage Richard Sheri
dan’s comedy, The Rivals. Every
effort is being made to render this
play successfully. A competent
cast of eleven characters has been
selected. Frequent rehearsals ate
being held under the personal super
vision of Professor J. H. Frizzell. It
is believed that this play, both be
cause of its popular nature and of
its literary quality, will appeal to all
lovers of dramatic art. That there
should be some such attraction, on
the evening of November 23d,
seems especially fitting, in view of
the large number of distinguished
citizens who will be present with us
for Pennsylvania Day.
Last year, the students prepared
an invitation to the officials of the
Pennsylvania Railroad inviting them
to visit the college. There is a
possibility that the officials will
come this week or next week. A
meeting may be called in the Audi
torium and every student should be
there to give the visitors a greeting
worthy of the college. Notice of
the meeting will be posted as far in
advance as possible.
There will be a Penn State re-un
ion in Columbus, Ohio on Friday
night Nov. 15, 1912. The meeting
will be in charge of Mr. James L.
Hamill, ’BO, and the purpose is to
get all men together before the
Trials are to be held Wednesday
evening at seven o’clock in Room
114 Main for the Verein play. No
previous knowledge of the play is
inquired but an ability to converse
in German is desired.
The Rivals,
A Proposed Visit.
Alumni at Columbus,
Verein Trials.