Penn State collegian. (State College, Pa.) 1911-1940, December 02, 1914, Image 1

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    Penn State
Fumbling Plays Important Part iu Loss of Game iu Which Victors
Excelled in Nearly Every Department- Seniors Playing Lust Game
for Blue and While Distinguish Themselves Entire Line and Clark
Star—Peck, Williamson and Hastings are Pitt Stars Vaisity Club
Taking advantage of every weak
ness in Blue and White play,
one of the best coached teams ever
turned out by the University of
Pittsburgh established a new iccoid
on Porbes field last Thursday
when, by defeating their avals
13-3, they registered two victories
in as many years.
Realizing the State line and ends
to be almost impregnable, Coach
Duff perfected the best system of
forward passes shown by any State
opponent this year, developed a
drop kicker, and drilled the men in
following the ball closely. The Pitt
excellence in these departments
was the factor which swung the
tide of victory in their favor. The
State ends and line played well
both offensively and defensively.
Clark was the only consistent
ground gainer, and his punting was
of the very highest order.
Rand Miller played one of the
greatest games at guard that has
ever been seen in Pittsburgh. His
low and deadly charging made Pitt
gains through his position impos
Playing his last game for State
Lamb easily outplayed hi« oppon
ent. He made the only points of
the game for State and a brilliant
catch of a fonvard pass by him put
Pitt on the defensive in the first
To Captain Tobin should go the I
greatest praise. In a weakened j
condition with bandaged hands and
bleeding head, he was the fighter j
who inspired the men. With physi-,
cal strength gone, he played the {
entire game on his nerves.
The game is the fourteenth of a
senes in which State has won nine j
games and Pitt five. A total of j
179 points have been scored by the)
wer rers of the Blue and White J
against 64 points tallied by Pitt |
On one occasion only has State won
three games in succession, but two
consecutive victories haveg one to
the Nittany Lion three times.
Two of the Pilt scores were di
rectly the results of fumbles. A
fumbled punt by Captain Tobin on
his 23 yard line in the third peiiod
enabled Pitt to batter its way to a
touchdown. With first down on
the State two yard line Pitt took
four tries before the ball was
placed one inch over the goal line.
In the last period when State was
fighting hardest and had just scored
three points, Morris fumbled the
kick off on his own 19 yard line.
The line was still fighting hard and
when the Pitt backs had gained 13
yards in five downs they were
thrown back for a ten yard loss.
Hastings was then called on to kick
and he registered the last three
An analysis of the game shows
conclusively the departments in
which each team excelled. Pitt
forward passes gained 111 yards in
four successful attempts. Eight
passes were grounded and four in
tercepted. State gained 20 yards
on two successful tries. Four of
their passes were grounded and two
Pitt scored 13 first downs to
eight scored by State but both
tea t,s averaged 40 yards beyond
the line of scrimmage on punts.
Pitt dropped-kicked five times.
Two attempts were successful from
the 28 and 32 yard line respectfully,
while three were missed from the
20, 38 and 30 yard lines.
State tried two field goals from
placement. One was successful
from the 32 yard line and one suc
cessful from the 22 yard line.
On end running and line bucking
Pitt gained 145 yards in 48 tries
while State gained 110 yards in 34
plays. Including losses Pitt gained
only 116 yaids and State 102 yards.
Of the 102 yards net gain Clark
made 62 in twelve tries.
Pitt won the toss and chose to
receive the kick off. Lamb kicked
to Hastings who ran 13 yards to
the Pitt 23 yard line. Six plays
put the ball back on their 47 yard
yard line.
Here a beautiful forward pass
gained 50 yards and put the ball on
State’s three yard line. Three line
plays lost four yards and when a
forward failed State took the ball
on downs Clark kicked to his 45
yard line where Williamson wis
tackled. Another forward pass put
the ball on the 15 yard line. The
line strengthened again and Hast
ings missed a field goal.
An intercepted forward pass by
Yerger and Clark's excellent punt
ing enabled State to advance the
ball to Pitt’s 42 yard line. Line
plays netted little and Lamb carried
the ball on a forward pass to the
Pitt 25 yard line when the period
Claik opened the second period
by carrying the ball in tlnee tries to
Pitt's 11 yard line. At this point
Pitt held and Lamb missed a field
goal by inches.
Pitt put the ball in play on her
20 yaid line. Bv a vaiied attack
the ball was carried to State’s 20
yard line and alter a forward
failed, Hastings missed a field goal.
State put the ball in play on the
20 yard line and James went in tor
Dippe. Clark' lost foui on a bad
pass from center, and kicked out of
bounds on Pitt's 40 yard line.
Pitt returned the kick and James
was downed on Ins 14 yard line.
On the next play Pitt intercepted a
long forward on State’s 37 yard
line. Pitt was penalized 5 yards on
the next play and it was tirsc down
on State’s 45 yard line. Henry
made 4 yards through centei and
unnecessary roughness by James
but the ball on State’s 19 yaid line.
Hastings could not gain and then
missed a field goal.
The half ended shortly aftei with
State having the ball in Pilt terri
The teams started the second
half with the same line-up that
started the game. Lamb kicked
off to Hastings on the thrt e yard
line who leturued the tail to the 26
yard line. The ball was cairied to
State’s 29 yard line. Hastings
could not gain in two tries ai d Wil
liamson made four yards around
ContinueU oo 0
Program Good, Well Rendered and
Enthusiastically Received.
The annual combined conceit of
the Pitt-State musical clubs was
given before a large audience in
Carnegie Musical Hal! on the even
ing before Thanksgiving The
numbers, as will be seen from the
program which follows, were all
of the highest order and received
with the utmost enthusiasm. If it
were possible to pick out individual
performers, we might compliment
Pitt on hei reader, J. A. Ihompson.
Our varsity male quartet proved to
be as popular as evei, and the man
dolin clubs of both institutions
came in foi their own “.bare of the
generous applause. 1 lie fnendly
rivalry of the two clubs was keen
The program
" Twilight”, State Glee club.
“Grand Opera Sliains”, Pitt
Mandolin club.
"A Burlesque''
Male Quartette.
’Estudiantma”, Pitt Glee club
“Specially Songs, G L
Male quartet, Pitt.
Serenade and Valse Sla\. State
Mandolin club.
“Sleep Time Ma Honey”, Pitt
Glee club.
"The Shoogy Shoo”. State Male
Reading “How Rugbv Played”,
J. A. 'lhompson, Pitt.
The Two Grenadies,” State
"Echoes of ’6l” and "Dainty
Dances”, Pitt Mandolin club
Solo, R. H. Kirk. Pitt,
“Beauteous Night,” Pitt Glee
“Bob” Reed’s Departure
With the departure of "Bob"
next Monday for his new field ot
work, the Pennsylvania State Col
lege bids farewell to one of its most
loyal triends. It is needless to say
that “Bob” will be missed greatly
in every line of work with which he
came in touch. He will no longer
greet us each morning at the exer
cises which usher in oui work tor
the day; in the classroom his ab
sence will be keenly felt, on the
athletic field we will lack the en
thusiasm which his presence always
gave us; and most of all, we will
miss him as a personal friend who
always has a cheer! ul word to greet
The Collegian voices the senti
ments ot the student body in thank
ing “Bob" for all that he has done
for us and for Penn State during
the time he has spent here, and in
extending to him our hearty good
wishes as he leaves toi the Uuiver
sity o! Illinois.
Short Course Begins
Ihursday morning will see the
first classes in the short course of
the piesent year. The attendance
piomises to be greatei than ever
before. Two hundred or more
admission cards have been issued
and all the applicants aie expected
to be on hand. Of these some 25
are taking the Creamery course.
It is interesting to note that there
are 53 counties represented, aslo
that the courses in Home Econo
mics have induced more women
than usual to come here for the 12
weeks. Last year, the “Short
Horns” numbered 176.
A big double program consisting
of the combined “General," and
"Mutual" Movies will be featured at
‘‘Babe's" popular rnatinee daily.
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lhe Week of Prayer, obseived in
all colleges throughout the length
and breadth of the land, was
opened here on Tuesday evening
by Dr. Floyd Tomkins who comes
ito us from the Trinity Church, of
Philadelphia, Under any ciicum
-1 stance'* such a custom as this could
not be other than most helpful, but
1 with such a leader as we have, the
lessons taugh: should sink deep,
! and the influence and efiects of the
| season of prayer should be far
N,t ' vv ! reaching and lasting
i We are extiemely foitunatc in
j, t|M I having with us Dr lomkins Dur
jmg the three years from 1902 to
' -•- j 1905, he was chaplain at Harvard,
Interclass Wrestling Meet. |andatthe present lime he spends
Ihe third annual interclass wrest 1 0 nt* week there yearly. In addi
ng meet will be held in the|tionto this, he is chaplain of the
Armory. Saturday night the 12th. i» irs t Regiment National Guards of
This meet seems to have establish- I Pennsylvania, is the author of many
ed itself as a regular e\ent, and books, and a constant contributor
since the training table squad are to the current religious magazines
selected from the results it has a nd periodicals, a*, well as writing
come to be considered as the virtual f or the dailies. It is ne who writes
opening of the varsity season, the religious editorial each week *or
Wrestling has in the past enjoyed a the Public Ledger.
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Sta e Varsity
popularity, second to lone of the The ability to pray, to pray ef
minor sports In the last three sea- fectively, to piay and be able to
sons we have had varsity teams to feel that that piayer will be
be proud of. In that period we answeied is a power in which we
have lost one meet, the lirst meet are all more or less wanting. It is
of the 1912 season, which was list the purpose of this week of prayer
o Cornel! on roll: g f allr Lost t 0 ueveiop mat power, to teach a
man to pray so that the praying
brings him strength for a struggle,
and comfort in affliction. No one
can possibly afford to let such an
opportunity as these services offer,
pass him by and we sine rely trust
that in the meetings that we still
have between this and Friday even
ing the Old Chapel will be crowded
to its capacity.
year State won all of her five meets,
and lost but one fall and one de
cision. A comparison of total
points scoied shows State ciedited
with 128, while opponents gathered
but IS. With the loss ot only one
varsity icgulai by graduation,
Sayre, the 175 pound repiesenta
tive, prospects look blight for a
more successful season than ever.
Some enthusiasts hope to see Penn
State admitted to the inter-col- j
legiate championship this year.
Class rivalry has always brought
out many candidates foi this inter
class event. One class has already
voted to allow its representatives to
wear their numerals, the other class
es may follow suit. The present
Senior class won the event last year
with 29 points, while the present
Junioi class ran second with 19
points. Predic.ions cannot very
well be made as to the winner this
year. Varsity men will not be
allowed to compete in this event.
The bouts will be staged on two
mats; the Junioi and Freshmen will
meet on a one mat while the
Semois and Sophomores will battle
on the other. I'he winners ol these
bouts will then be matched. Judg
ing on past performances alone,
Hoffer of T 7 looks like a possibili
ty in the 115 class. The next
three weights look like a toss-up
The most likely claimants in the
158 pound class me Gleason T 5,
Pickett To, and Griffiths T 7.
Steckei of T 5 should have no
trouble in the 175 pound class,
while Balbach the Freshman, be
cause of his great weight should
run strong in the heavv-weight
class. _
County and School Clubs,
The presidents of all the county
and piep school clubs aie lequested
to hand their names and the dates
of the meetings previous to Christ-
Imas vacation to D. McKay Jr.,
Sigma Chi house.
Dr. Tomkins, of the Trinity Church,
Philadelphia, Opens Services
Here—Meetings Continue Until
Friday, the Fourth
Agricultural Society News,
At the regular meeting of the
Agricultural Society last Tuesday
evening, a number of officers were
nominated, and the men will be
elected at a meeting of the society
in two weeks. Only those who are
paid-up members will be entitled to
vote at this election. It is very
important that all members ot the
organization pay their dues before
the coming election ot officers.
The club room in, the Agricul
tural building is now completed and
furnished in an up-to-date manner
with tables, chairs, etc. A large
number ot books, papers, and agri
cultural literature may be found in
in this room and are at the disposal
of the members. Besides being a
reading room, the club will hold
various meetings in this room.
Membership is secured by the pay
ment of the tee of 25 cents, which
entitles the holder ot the member
ship card to all the privilages ot the
club. Seniors, Juniors, Sopho
mores at the beginning of the sec
ond semester, two-year men, and
short course men are eligible to
membership, the short course men
will be obliged to pay a fee of only
10 cents. The money that is re
ceived tor the membership dues
will be used to defray the general
expenses of the organization.
Plans are under way for the ex
penditure of $3OO in the near future
; to equip the club room. The mem
. bership is good for the entiie col
lege course with the payment ot
only one fee, and all eligible men
■ are urged to become affiliated with
the club at once.