Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, November 25, 1914, Image 1

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    Penn State
Records of Both Teams Indicate That Close Battle Will Result. State
Stronger Than For Any Previous Game of Season. Pitt Loses
Captain. Penn State Band and Rooters Big Factors. Statistics of
Teams Captain Tobin and Warriors in Great PhysicaleShape. Why
Cant You Go ?
The greatest mass meeting of the
year is over and every effort has
beem made to urge you to go to
Pitt. Your college needs you more
than ever and your excuse to stay
home must satisfy yourself that it is
good. The glee club is ready for
the Wednesday night concert; the
varsity club holds its first annual
banquet and a big time is waiting.
When the college cheer is given
when the team trots on the field,
KRATT, Our Chon
the Pitt rooters must be drowned
out. Last year’s score must be
wiped out and this is our chance.
The coaches have worked faith
fully and feel that they have finally
perfected the best possible combi
nation. The team will average
172 2-11 pounds; the line 177 3-7
pounds and the backfield 163
pounds. Pitt will average 172 8-11
pounds, the line 176 pounds and
the backfield 167 pounds. Thus it
will be seen that neither team will
have any weight advantage.
Captain Smith of Pitt will be out
of the game with a sprained ankle
while State will have not only her
captain but in him a brilliant open
field runner, a sure catcher of punts
and a great general. Captain Tobin
will play quarter. Dippe will play
fullback in view of his recent great
improvement, At front half, Yerg
er because of his great defensive
ability will find a place. At rear
half, the reliable kicker and ground
gainer Clark will fill the place..
It will be seen that Dan Welty
has been omitted, and this fact
alone speaks wonders for the back
field. It is almost an assured fact
that this great inspirer of fight will
play no small portion of the game
:e for All-American
at some position. The same un
changeable and almost unbeatable
line will start with Morris and Hig
gins at end positions. If Pitt can
hit our line or round our ends with
any degree of proficiency, she will
show better football than State has
seen this year.
On the offensive State will have
Lamb to score field goals while
Hastings who stars for Pitt in this
department has a broken hand.
Pitt certainly has no better receivers,
of the forward pass than Morris and
Higgins. We believe the greatly
touted Carlson will have his lustre
dimmed by the playing of our ends.
Pitt also has a great team. At
quarterback either Williamson or
Heil will start with the chances
favoring the former, Williamson
is playing his second year and
weighs 163 pounds. He defeated
us last year by a 66 yard run and
Cornell was defeated this year by a
similar perf rrmance. He has just
recovered from a dislocated leg and
will probably not be able to play
very long.
His substitute is also a P man,
and is playing his second year.
Heil weighs 135 pounds and form
erly played on the University of
Kansas toam. Both men are good
passers and open field runners, but
Williamson is the better team
A freshman. Fry, is first choice
for fullback. He weighs 173
pounds, is a good line bucker and a
fair defender. He is not sen
sational but very steady.
Collins will be his substitute.
While at Cornell, this man gave
Lamb his only defeat in wrestling
that he has ever received. He
weighs 189 pounds. /
At left half, Pitt beleives they
have the sensation of, the year in
Miller, 164 pounds. <HHe prepared
at'7/yoiniug li- faster
than De Harr, the old Kiski man; a
great defensive back and a fine
interferer. When carrying the ball
he is used for end running.
At the other half, Hastings is
also a freshman. He is a fine for
ward passer and drop kicker but
will be of little service in that field
because of a broken band which is
still in splints.
At center Pitt claims to have in
AU-American candidate. Peck,
playing his second year, weighs 180
pounds. Last year his defensive
game alone kept us from scoring
more points. He is especially good
in breaking up forward passes.
Soppitt at right guard with Peck
is the mainstay of the Pitt team.
He prepared at Greensburg high,
the school which gave us Welty,
a id weighs 187 pounds.
Reese at left guard will sub for
his captain. He is a junior, a Belle
fonte Academy product and weighs
180 pounds. He is a good ag
gressive guard.
The tackles are the weakest men
of the team. Jones, a sophomore
weighing 162 pounds will probably
play left tackle, playing a game
similar to that played by Bob Reed.
He is a good clean fighter, fast
down the field, but entirely too
light. His substitute Thornhill
weighing 188 pounds is only a
mediocre player.
Hockensmith, right tackle, weighs
185 pounds, is a fair tackle and out
played Patterson, the W & J star
Herron, 163 pounds and a sopho
more, is a good receiver of forward
passes, a sure tackier, and good at
boxing tackles.
Carlson will play the other end
position- He graduated from
Bellefonte Academy last year and
is the best all round man turned out
by Bellefonte. He weighs 175
pounds; is a great breaker of inter
ference and fast down the field.
Wednesday, November 23
11:00 a. m. Thanksgiving Recess Be-
12:00 m. Special Leaves B C Station
Thursday, November 20
2.30 p. m. Pitt-State Game, Forbes
Field, Pittsburgh.
2.30 p. m Football Returns, Audi
Monday, November 20
Thanksgiving Recess
8:00 a. m.
The weights of the State men are
appended for comparison.
Morris r. e., 150 pounds; Lamb
r. t., 198 pounds; McDowell r. g.,
178 pounds; Wood c„ 175 pounds;
Miller 1. g., 184 pounds; Kratt 1. t,
182 pounds; Higgins 1. e., 175
pounds; Tobin q. b„ 155 pounds;
Dippe f. b., 160 pounds; Clark
1. h. b., 17 1 pamis; Yerger r. h. b.,
163 pounds.
Bickcield substitutes: Welty
166 pounds, James 130 pounds,
Edgerton 158 pounds, Yergei ISO
Line substitutes: 160
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Czarnecki 194 pounds, Fleck 184
pounds, Seamon 166 pounds, Sut
ton 190 pounds, Locke 184 pounds
Band Goes to Pitt.
Following a precedent long
established, the Pittsburgh Alumni
will again take the band to “Pitt”
game. The band, 40 pieces
strong. Will leave here Wednes
day afternoon and will arrive at
Pittsburgh that evening. The next
morning, that is Thanksgiving Day,
a popular concert will be given’at
Fort Pitt, at 10 00 o'clock. Mr.
Thomson will be in charge of the
band, and his new composition,
"Penn State”, which has been re
ceiving much favorable criticism
lately will be played. Immediately
after noon the band will proceed to
Forbes’ Field where only marches
and State music will be given. The
“State” band has become a yearly
event at Pittsburgh and has always
been well received.
A house-pai ty for those girls
uho did not attend the housc
d.mce, will lie gi\en Friday, Nov.
20, at the Cottage.
THOMAS, Barred by Faculty Action
Poor Turnout at Trials. Sixteen
Men Picked.
Scheduled for Year. Support of
Students Needed for Successful
Season. Excellent Coaching Sys-
The trials for the Intercollegiate
Debating team were held last.
Friday night in the Old Chapel.
But 22 men responded to the call,
a most discouraging turnout when
we consider the vast nunibir of
students enrolled in the college.
More trials may be held at a later
date on the q :estion that will be
debated against tie Western Penn
sylvania colleges. Sixltrn men
were chosen from the number that
tried out Friday night and these
men will be continued in a class by
Professor Marshman. Later the
t-ams and alternates for the league
di-bites will be chosen.
This year Penn State has the
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t schedule in the history of the col
riege. The Pennsylvania League is
composed of coileges having a high
scholastic standing, and the de
bates encoutittred in these contests
are always of an excellent calibre.
The debates with W. and J., Pitt
and Westminster are on a different
question from the league debates
andconsequently at least four teams
must be developed.
We have an excellent coach, a
man who is particularly adapted to
this work. Last year, when Pro
fessor Marshman was in charge of
the debating interests of Ohio Wes
leyan, the record of the season
showed five victories out of six
contests. And the colleges engag
ed were of the calibre of Syracuse,
Colgate, Oberlin and other places
where considerable pride is taken in
mental contests. But the coach
can do nothing unless he is support
ed by the student body. There
should have been 200 men out in
the trials and at the later trials
that many should really be counted
on from which the teams could be
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