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HOW DID IT ..if PEHs
The Question of A ;linnesotans
Regarding Saturday's Game.
SOME COG IN DEFENSE SLIPPED
Frequency of Successful Badger End
Runs Point* to That as
the Trouble.
Somewhere the sun is shining,
Somewhere the people shout;
But there is no joy in Mudville,
Mighty Casey. has struck out.
—From "Casey at the Bat."
.For "Mudville" read Minneapolis and for
"Mighty Casey" read (Minnesota. It was
a sad and silent crcwd of rooters that ar
rived in town yesterday. They flaunted
their colors defiantly but among them
selves they busily sought an explanation
for the Waterloo of Saturday. There were
many explanations, almost as many as
there were rooters, but they brought lit
tle consolation for the toboggan slide the
mighty gophers had taken from the apex
of fame to the bitternesss of a decisive
defeat. For the large Minneapolis contin
gent that went down to 'Madison so joy
ously, there was but one rift in the gloom.
It was expressed iv this war cry:
o o
: They might have had the money; :
: they only got the score. :
o o
That was the fiy in the ointment for the
badgers. In the midst of their wild Joy,
the thought that they had not had the
■ sand" 10 back their wonderful team
properly was gall and wormwood. And
when a gloating wearer of the cardinal
tried to rub it in too vigorously on a
despondent wearer of the maroon and
gold, the latter would retort:
"Yes, you have a great team. It is a
wonder. Bui it has the yellowest support
ever. You fellows didn't dare back your
men. You were bluffed into your holes
before the gam© and couldn't be coaxed
out. You are quitters."
And there was a good deal of truth in
this. There was little or no cardinal mon
ey in sight and it required heavy odds to
get it into action at all. The fact was
that Wisconsin hoped but hardly expected
to win. It was a surprise party for 'Madi
son as well as for Minneapolis, All Min
nesota predictions went wrong. There are
a few who can say "I told you so/ but
they are very, very few.
The Absorbing Question.
"How did it happen?" is the question
of every Minnesotan who is interested in
football, and of many Wisconsin folk, for
the badgers in demanding odds in their
betting were actuated by other motives
than those of business wholly. There was
a fear in the hearts of the cardinal wear
ers that the maroon and gold would tri
umph.
So, how did it happen?
Wisconsin's Game Brilliant.
First and foremost the Wisconsin team
played a game that would have been .ter
rifying in its swiftness to almost any
team, though the gophers- shouldi have felt
confidence in their own skill and strength
to meet Wisconsin's speed. But the
badgers played a splendid game and only
the gophers' best could have expected to
meet and overcome its effectiveness. But
the gophers did «ot give of their best
Saturday. They played away below their
ability and form. Just why is a question
very difficult .to answer. In some re
spects the question is a pschological one.
Its answer lies In the spirit, the mental
attitude, in which the Minnesota boys
went into the game and which prevailed
In the game. Certain it is that before
the game had gone very far there seemed
to be a change of attitude or spirit. The
show of that aggressive, unconquerable
spirit, which was none too great even at
the outset, seemed to disappear altogether
very early in the first half, leaving the
boys, fighting, not to cross the badger line
but to protect their own. In other words
they had allowed themselves to be placed
on the defensive, an almost certainly
fatal attitude in a football game.
Minnesota Pnt on Defensive.
What put the boys on the defensive? is
the question then. All sorts of reasons
have been assigned, such'as stage fright,
flaying on the enemy's grounds, the fa
ligue and excitement of the trip. But
these seem hardly adequate, though in
each there is doubtless at least a partial
explanation of the menial condition that
led to the slump. There must have been
something more to account for the de-
It at —a defeat by end runs, against which
.Minnesota's defense has always been
thoroughly effective.
in the defense of a well organized and
drilled football team against an enemy
whose tactics are, in a measure, at least,
known each man has a certain part to
play, and the success of the defense de
pends upon each man's doing his part to
the utmost. It follows that if one man
fails to do his part the whole mechanism
of the defense may be disorganized and
thrown into confusion. Judging from ef
fects as seen in Saturday's game some
such failure must have been made. Such
a failure would account for the apparent
ly disorganized condition of the Minnesota
team at times, which was noted by the
spectators and found expression in the re
mark that the whole team was "off" in Its
play. If one man was off, extra burdens
must have been thrown upon the rest
which were hard for them to carry In ad
dition to their regular parts, and natural
ly enough they would seem to be playing
poor footbalL
When the real inside of the defeat is
known, if It ever is, it will probably be
found that some one man, or possibly two
fell down, tried to shift their play so as
to meet Wisconsin's end runs in a way
not prescribed In the Minnesota system of
defense, thus throwing the whole machine
out of gear. This would not have to be
done all through the game. Two or three
catastrophes as results of individual mis
takes would have the effect of weaken
ing the spirit of the whole team long
enough to allow the enemy to make
enough points to cinch the game.
The Fatal Failure.
The failure that seems to have been
made Saturday was In not preventing the
forming of the Wisconsin interference,
so that the ends could get at the man with
the ball. It can foe seen how this would
■work. An end run would be started by
Wisconsin. Aune or Rogers, as the case
might be, would be expected to stop the
man with the ball. Suppose, however,
that either of them could not get at the
man for the interference, it would be
plain that some one had failed to do his
part In preventing the Interference from
forming or breaking it up when formed.
The frequency with which these sure
ends were passed for gains by the badgers
seems .to indicate that some one was play
ing erratically, behind the line, though it
Is diffioult for laymen to say ;just where
the blame lies. But some one was playing
I hia own game instead of that in which the
team had | been drilled. „ Minnesota has
;' met swift end > runners . before and ' has al
ways ; stopped ■ them, ■■ her: system : working
perfectly. Why should It bar* lailea
TffljgjiPprlcL of r'-t
Saturday so frequently, unless gome of '
the backs were blundering?
In making her end runs Wisconsin sev
eral times used the double pass and
worked it with a precision and rapidity
that was most puzzling.
Driver's t'uutlnu.
Another thing that added greatly to
Wisconsin's effectiveness, was Drlver"s
punting. He punted as he has not done
before this year, and even astonished his
coach, Phil King, by the strength of his
kicking. He raised the ball -well, so that
the Wisconsin ends had time to get down
under the ball to tackle the catcher before
he could recover more than a few yards
in any oase.
Knowltoa's punting, on the other hand,
was much below par, and late in the gamo
the kicking was turned over to Dobie, who
only did fairly well. The punting was not
j of such a nature as to allow the Minne
sotans to get down witJh the ball to stop
the catcher, and the ball was often car
ried back many yards after Minnesota's
' punts.
It has been said that Wisconsin "let
; up" in the second half, which accounts for
; the fact that the badgers did not score
in the last half of the game. If the
players did let up, they disobeyed the in
struotions of their coach, who told his men
to go in and rub it In. The fact is that
Wisconsin played as hard as she could
in the second half, but couldn't score.
She was "all in." The rapid first half
had used up her strength. On the other
hand, Minnesota had partially recovered
and was more nearly playing her own
game.
Inhospitable Treatment.
The boys of the team had a run of "hard
luck" on the way to the grounds. The
pole of the 'bus in which they were be
ing taken out to Camp Randall broke and
the 'bus almost unset. There was more
or less excitement and finally the boys had
to get into an expres wagon and ride the
rest of the way. When they arrived at
the grounds there was no one on hand to
show them where to go and they were
directed to some barn-like rooms, cold,
cheerless and dirty, under the grandstand.
Th,e (badgers, on the other hand had i\
nicely warmed tent near the entrance to
the sidelines. The result was that the
gophers, victims of such inhospitable
treatment, went, onto the gridiron stiff
with cold-
King Violated Rules.
Phil King was guilty of a flagrant vio
lation of the rules governing coaches.
From the side lines he was heard by a
Jo vma 1_ representative to call to Lar
son, Wisconsin's right halfback: "Play
lower, Larson; play lower, Larson."
It is said that Mr. King since the gam«
has stated that he was sure of victory
before the game began. His frantic de
light, when Wisconsin made her first
touchdown and when she added a second,
however, were evinced in a way that would
indicate that he was most happily sur
prised. There can be do question, how
ever, that he planned his campaign
against Minnesota very shrewdly. "I'll
give 'em the hottest fifteen minutes at
the start-off they ever had," he is said to
have remarked to a friend. And he did.
He realized that if Wisconsin was to win
she must do «o in the first half. He sent
his men into the game gritting their teeth
and determined to win if it took every
ounce of energy in their bodies. It is
such a do or die spirit that wins games.
Minnesota didn't have it.
GAME IX DETAIL
Story Shows That Wisconsin Did Xot
Do All of Ground Gaining:.
"Heads," called Knowlton, captain of
the Minnesota team, as a silver dollar
was spun to decide who should have
choice of ball or goal. Heads turned up, !
and Knowlton chose the west goal, gain
ing the advantage fit the wind, which was
blowing strongly enough to be well worth
considering.
The teams lined up on the field, the
Minnesota rooters settled themselves to
do the best so comparatively small a
crowd could do against heavy odds, the
Wisconsin followers let out a tremen
dous yell and the game was on. The Min
nesotans were confident, but there was
the shadow of a doubt in the minds of
the badgerW; never mind, the whole thing
would soon be settled. And it was—much
sooner and in a vastly different manner
than the gopher contingent had any idea
it would be. One will see how soon after I
the game was called by following the de
tail of the game; how differently the dis
patches of Saturday announced. Here is
the game in detail:
Wisconsin kicked off to Minnesota's flf
teen-yard line. Dobie got under the ball, as
every Minnesotan knew he would, and taking
it in his arm started toward the badger goal.
Badgers got in the way, however, and Dobie
had to stop at the end of a ten-yard run.
The ball was crowded forward five yards, ]
and then Knowlton had to punt. He sent
the ball to Wisconsin's fifty-yard line. The
lively badgers then took a turn at offensive
play, and in short rushes took the ball back
to Minnesota's forty-one-yard line, where the
gophers went through a metamorphosis, be
coming for the moment a stone wall, over
which the badgers thought the easiest way I
was by letting Driver Kick. Driver did the !
business in a way that showed that his kick
ing leg had been well oiled for the day. He
landed the ball on Minnesota's five-yard line.
The First Mishap.
Dobie signaled for a pipy, drawing right
tackle back. Then, it seems, he changed his
mind and called for a punt, starting the play
before Sehacht cculd get back to his
place. A swift badger got in the
way ansl the ball bounded back over the
Minnesota goal line. There were creepy feel
ings chasing themselves up and down the
spines of the gophers Just then. If a badger
should fall on that ball any place back of
the Minnesota line it would be a touchdowa.
The supense In the gopher section of the
grand stand, therefore, was intence as twent
ty-two men piled up on top of the ball. Was
it In the arms of a wearer of the maroon
and gold or of a defender of the cardinal?
The maroon and gold had it; but even that
meant a score for the badgers—a safety. The
gophers had been scored against for the first
time this year. But, then, what did it
amount to? Two to nothing was no very
serious matter; the .gophers would soon wipe
that out and turn things the other way
That was the feeling of the friends of the
Minnesota boys, and there wasn't a gophei
heart that quaked unless It was among tho
members of the team. Subsequent events
seem to indicate that there may hava been
a good deal of quaking there.
But there was no time for philosophizing
the game was going forward. Knowlton'
from the Minnesota fifteen-yard line, sent the
ball to Wisconsin's forty-two yard line, where
it was fumbled, and Dobie fell on it. The
Minnesota banners were waved, and there
were lusty cheers from the throats of the ad
mirers of the "giants."
Ball Close to Badger Goal.
A moment later, and even the badgers were
compelled to admire, with Minnesota the
charge of Fee, Minnesota's left tackle, for
twenty-five yards to the Wisconsin nfte«n
yard line. It had scarcely been made before
Aune added a gain of five yards, and the ball
was on the badger ten-yard line.
"Now Minnesota Is playing In her real
form; two or three minutes more and the
pigskin will be over the cardinal goal line
for a touchrdown, and the safety will bs
wiped out," said the gopher rooters to on*
another.
But the gopher rooters were mistaken. Th«
badgers responded to the call of their admir
ers: "Hold! Hold!" and Minnesota had to
surrender the 'ball to her adversaries, who
punted to their own forty-yard line.
Another Move- on Wisconsin's Line.
I Again the ' leather began' to ' move eastward,
i two short plunges giving • Minnesota four
yards and two drives by Lafans adding a total
of twelve yards. The ball was crowded to
the> Wisconsin fifteen-yard line, but there it
became necessary to kick, and the ball being
well in front of the goal, a place kick was
decided upon. -It went wide of the mark.
Thatl was. Minnesota's last- chance at scoring;
The ball was Wisconsin's for. a punt from, the
fifteen-yard line. It I was sent to the center
of the field, : where ; Dobie caught |it- and was
downed on the spot. S»v«a yards was gained
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Wisconsin on a third down.
Falling Into position with great speed, the
badgers by successive rushes soou had the
ball at the center of the field. But they found
rushing the ball "hard sledding," and Driver
was called upon to punt. He sent the ball
to the Minnesota twenty-flve-yard line. Min
nesota tried to pierce the line, but without
avail, and Knowltou punted back, landing
the ball on the Wisconsin fifty-yard line.
An Exchange of Punts.
Wisconsin made ten yards with the ball,
and then Driver, who was kicking in splendid
form in the teeth of the wind, drove the ball
to Minnesota's twenty-yard line. Minnesota
immediately punted, getting the ball to the
center of the field, where it was caught and
by a swift run carried back fifteen yards to
Minna&ota's forty-yard line. A punt again
landed it on Minnesota's twenty-yard line.
Minnesota Lasglng.
Minnesota seemed to be lagging a bit, and
her plunges ou the badger line at this junc
ture were without gain. A punt sent the ball
out of bounds at the Minnesota fifty-yard line,
giving It to the cardinal.
Troubles It.nin.
Here the real troubles of Minnesota began.
Larson, one of the swift cardinal halves, took
the ball and, skirting Minnesota's left end,
made twenty-five yards to Minnesota's twen
ty-yard line before being downed. Larson's
speed was terrific and his interference was
formed with a speed equal to that of hi 3 own
flying feet. Dobie made a star tackle, which
was the only thing that saved a touchdown
then and there.
The work of the n«rt few minutes, however,
made the maroon and gold rooters lor a sec
ond or so think a touchdown (might as well
have been made- on Larson's run. By a se
ries of swift rushes which the gophers seemed
utterly unable to slop, Wisconsin carried the
ball, largely around Minnesota's right end,
to the Minnesota otie-half-yarti line, and
there, from desperation alone, the Minnesotas
held hard and got the ball on downs.
Wisconsin Gets Touchdown.
But the fight was up hill. Minnesota was
plainly in a slump. Knowlton punted, send
ing the ball to the Minnesota thirty-fivd-yard
line, where a fleet badger caught it and car
ried it back ten yards before going down.
Quick rushes took it to within the Minnesota
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five-yard line, and there, almost before tbe
Mitme-sotans realized the catastrophe, Curtis
had taken the ball on a double pass, swept
around Minnesota's right and landed the ball
behind the Minnesota line for a touchdown.
A goal was kicked and the score was 8 to 0 for
Wisconsin.
Gopher Faith Firm.
. "We'll win yet," shouted a former Min
nesota gTidiron hero, as a Journal man
passed him on the side lines.
Knowlton kicked off to the Wisconsin 15
--yard line. Wisconsin took the ball and
rushed it five yards and then, by a run
around right end, made 06 more. A few
minutes later the ball was on the Minnesota
45-yard line, whence Driver "was compelled
to punt. He sent the ball to Minnesota's
five-yard line.
Knowlton punted in order to remove the
imminent danger in which lie felt bis goal
• line "was at the moment, but he only got the
ball to the Minnesota 35-yard line, and the
Minnesota line was not out of danger. On
the contrary, a moment later it was In even
worse danger. Cochems, like an arrow from
a strong bow, eped past Minnesota's left end
and placed the ball on Minnesota's 10-yard
line. At the rate Wisconsin was making
gains, for the badgers to have the ball on
Minnesota's 10-yard line meant grava danger
to the Minnesotans.
Juncnn Misses Drop Kick.
The danger caused the Minnesotans to ral
ly and to throw themselves Into the game for
the moment with spirit, tackling the badgers
for losses and compelling Juneau to try a
drop kick from the field. It failed, and
again the respiration of the Minnesotans on
the side lines was normal.
Knowlton punted the ball from his 15-yard
line to Wisconsin's 40-yard line, but it was
carried back to the center of the field before
the winged badger who had caught it was
stopped.
Another for VViioomin.
• ■ After a . few abort plunges . came a catas
trophe. Wisconsin • punted to Minnesota's
20-yard line, where the ball was fumbled 'by
Dobie. A moment later Larson made a touch-''
down around r Minnesota's left \ and. ' No \ goal
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
MINNESOTA'S ONLY CHANCE TO SCORE
was kicked and the score stood 13 to 0 for
Wisconsin.
Was Minnesota beaten? It looked like it;
but the gophers who had been doing loyal
rooting were lcath to admit defeat and kept
up heart in the hope that the tide would
turn.
And Still Another.
Knowltou kicked off, but an offside play
by some of his men compelled him to try
again from the 50-yard line. He sent the
ball to the Wisconsin 15-yard line, whence
it was carried back ten yards on the catch.
A punt sent it to Minnesota's 45-yard line,
where Dobie fumbled. Curtis captured the
ball, and by a run the lest of the distance
down the field, made another touchdown.
Juneau missed goal aud the score was, Wis
consin 18, Minnesota 0.
Minnesota seemed surely beaten. Even the
moat hopeful could hardly expect that she
would take a brace and overcome the lead
the badgers had gained. Still, there was
that Chicago-Beloit game to show what could
be done by bracing. At any rate, defeat
with honor, slaughter, or whatever might
be in store, the Minnesotans were there to
see it out.
Knowlton kicked out of bounds. Trying
over again, he sent the ball to the Wisconsin
15-yard line. Wisconsin got ten yards for
holding by Minnesota, and the first half end
ed with the ball on the badger 25-yard line
in possession of the badgers.
The Second Half.
To -win the game in the second half looked
an impossibility against such a team as the
cardinal, playing such a .game as it was play
ing. So the gophers hoped for nothing more
than a rally, and that they saw. Wisconsin
added nothing to her score in the second
thirty-five minutes" play.
Hoyt was substituted for Aune at right end.
Knowlton kicked off to the badger fifteen
yard line and the ball was rushed back to the
thirty-flve-yard line on the catch. Wisconsin
was then forced to punt, sending the ball to
Minnesota's forty-yard line, where- it was
captured and carried back five yards. Steady
attacks on Wisconsin's line showed what Min
nesota's heavy men could do when she was
playing her game, though the men were still
far from playing at the gait at which they had
been expected to play the entire game. The
ball was advanced steadily to Wisconsin's
forty-two-<yard line. At that point an at
tempt to give Hoyt the ball for an end led
to Hoyt's being tackled for a loss, necessi-
JUST BEFORE THE FIRST TOUCHDOWN
tatlng a fpunt. This sent the ban out of
bounds, giving it to Wisconsin on her thirty*
yard line.
Larson'* Long Itiin.
Larson was called upon here, and, tucking
the ball under his arm, made a sensational
run of forty yards to Minnesota's forty-flve
yard line, being forced over the side lines.
Twelve yards more were gained before the
badgers ware stopped. Then a quarterback
kick sent the bail over the Minnesota goal
lin«, where Dobia touched it back. On the
punt Doble sent the ball to the center of the
field, where it was captured safely and run
back six yards. Wisconsin was forced to punt
and sect the ball to Minnesota's twenty-yard
line, but immediately lost ten yards on a pen
alty for holding. A fumble, however, gave
Wisconsin the ball.
Stonewall! Stonewall!
Minnesota's stonewall defense showed itself
hera. Try as she might, Wisconsin could
make no gains, and the ball went to Minne
sota, whose giants then began to push the
ball toward the badger goal with powerful
through short plunges, in one of which Skow,
Wisconsin's center, was badly hurt, hia cheek
bone being broken. Holstein -took his place.
After the ball had been carried' to Wisconsin's
fifty-yard line, though, Minnesota had to sur
render It for holding.
Gopher* Steady Advance.
Wisconsin punted out of bound*, the ball
going to Minnesota on her fifteen-yard line.
Again Minnesota's line plunging seemed to
tell heavily on the badgers. Rushes took the
ball to the Minnesota twenty-flve-yard line,
a penalty gave Minnesota ten yards, line
plunging added seven, another penalty ten,
and then, almost at the center of the field,
the ball was given to the badgers on a pen
alty.
In the language of the street, "It was tough
luck," thus to crowd the ball down the field
for good gains only to lose it after there
began to show signs of hope that the badger
line at least might be crossed before the hour
struck.
Double Fan Too Slow.
Wisconsin :• soon; had the ball) back to the
center of the field, whence a punt sent it
whirling to Minnesota's twenty-flve-yard
line. Minnesota got it and tried a double
pass, but Hoyt, who was to take the ball,
hardly had it in his hands before the light
footed badgers were on him, and he was
downed for a loss. It became necessary to
punt, and the ball landed ou Wisconsin's
forty-yard line. Wisconsin made a Bhort
gain and then punted to Minnesota's twenty
yard line. Dobie, who was now doing all
the punting for Minnesota, sent the ball back
to the Minnesota forty-five yard line. Wis
consin almost at once punted, getting the
ball to Minnesota's twenty-yard line again.
Minnesota made ten yards on two plunges
and then had to punt, Dobie being unable
to drive the pigskin beyond the center of the
field against the wind, which still held and
was in favor of the badgers.
Larson Again Gain*.
Wisconsin placed the ball in its right half's
hands, and with hie usual dash he started,
going a full thirty yards before he was round
ed up. The ball a moment later went to
Minnesota on a fumble. An attempt at a
punt was blocked and the ball was Wiscon
sin's on Minnesota's twenty-yard line.
Goal Threatened by Junaen.
Juneau fell back for a drop kick, and the
Minnesotans grew faint at the thought of
more scores for the badgers. But there were
no more to be made. Juneau missed the
blue between the goal posts.
Dobie drove the bal lto his own forty-yard
line on the punt, and It was carried back ten
yards. A short advance and then Juneau
once more tried a drop kick, longer than
any he had essayed during the game, but
without success.
Minnesota punted, and the ball went out of
bounds. A second attempt sent the ball to
Minnesota's thirty-five yard line, where time
was railed and the game was done, Minne
sota having suffered her first defeat in two
years.
NOT A VERY HOT TIME
Badgers Were Too Much Surprised
to Exalt Elaborately.
Saturday night, following Minnesota's
unexpected defeat, Wisconsin students
thronged the campus and paraded the
streets of Madison wearing in their hats
cards on which was printed the rub-it-in
announcement: "I told you so." How
ever, that was a mis-statement. Wis
consin students had not told anyone so.
They had not thought so themselves. The
badger victory was as great a surprise to
the wearers of the cardinal as it was to
the partizans of the maroon and gold.
Wisconsin's win was entirely unexpected
and ,for that reason, perhaps, was in
adequately celebrated.
Badger rooters had made no prepara
tions for a jollification and the victory of
their team found them unprepared for any
united effort in that direction. A bon
fire was lit on Randall field, atid the
Beta Theta Pi fraternity boys set off red
fire and gave an Impromtu fireworks dis
play in front of their house; but the bon
fire was not lighted until the crowd had
left the field and was well on Its way
back to town, and the Beta Theta PI pyro
technics attracted little attention outside
of the fraternity.
Along toward 7 o'clock the down-town
streets began to fill up with students who
contented themselves, however, with an
occasional "U Rail Rah!" or "Poor Old
Gopher." At the local theater where
"Are You a Mason?" was the bill, there
was no demonstration. Wisconsin root
ers acted like a company of players who
had missed their cue. They had evidently
anticipated defeat and when victory came
it found them unprepared.
Baditer* Were Surprised.
The surprise occasioned by Minnesota's
easy defeat was so great that the badgers
probably won't «et through talking about
ft for months to come. To 'begin with,
Wisconsin men won comparatively little
money; not because Minnesota money
•was not to be hed, but because both stu
dent body and towns people feared to
back their team at aaythimg like a fair
price. This fact,, occasioned genuine re
gret; and many Wieconsin men, when they
remembered the taunts of Minnesota par
tizans who had tried to get a bet out of
them, figuratively kicked themselves all
the way from Randall field to their homes,
so disgusted that the celebxeaLQ&oX-&.J&w
MOKDAT EVENING, NOYEMBEK 18, 1901.
of their less timid friends jarred unpleas
antly.
It was a great night for Madison, but
Madison did not seem to appreciate it.
Certainly the cardinal failed to do justice
to the occasion. A few Chicago newspaper
men who had attended the game left for
the windy city immediately afterwards,
and in their respective offices wrote pic
torial accounts of the jollification in prog
ress on the streets of the Wisconsin capi
tal. The stories were very pretty, but
they were not true. They described a state
of affairs which should have existed, but
did not. The Wisconsin band did not
parade the streets. Neither did the stu
dents march up and down carrying trans
parencies on which were inscribed a
record of Minnesota's humiliation. All
those things might have happened, but
they did not, despite the vivid word paint
ings of the Chicago newspaper contingent.
By 11 o'clock the streets were practically
deserted; and at no time during the even
ing did the wearers of the cardinal out
number the followers of the maroon and
gold. Even a fire near the Northwestern
depot failed to attract a crowd, although
it was scarcely two blocks distant from
the main street.
Champagne for the Team.
Probably the most exultant man in all
Madison was Phil King. Following the
game, the wizard coach took his men down
town, and bought them a case of cham
pagne. It is not on record that any of
the wine went to waste. King has a
theory in this regard; and experience has
shown that King's theories are worthy of
consideration. He believes that a team
should bo allowed to break training tem
porarily after such a game as that against
Minnesota, simply to relieve tho nervous
strain under which the men have labored.
This Is King's last year at Wisconsin. He
intends to practice Jaw, and rumor at
Madison credits him with an eye to mat
rimony. This is the silver lining to the
cloud. Minnesota men are exultant when
they think of his departure, and while
they do not wish him ill luck they ferv
ently hope that he will decide to remove
at least as far distant as the Pacific coast,
whence he could scarcely be expected to
return to Madison even should a Macedon
ian cry go up from that locality in 1902.
Most of the Minnesota men left Madison
shortly before mid-night Saturday, al
though the early Sunday trains over the
North-Western carried a number; and a
few postponed their departure until 10:50
Sunday night, arriving home this morning.
These last were largely fraternity men,
who staid over to visit with their Wiscon
sin fraters.
Naturally the return trip was somewhat
quiet and uneventful. Minnesota pride
had received a severe jolt. Minnosota'9
defeat had been clean and decisive. There
was no room for explanation and none was
attempted.
When the rooters arrived in Minneapolis
they scattered quickly to their homes.
Already, however, they are looking for
ward to a aweet revenge n»xt year.
WHAT COACHES SAY
Kins Say* Wisconsin Team In an All
Star.
The views of the experts closely con
nected with and Interested in the game,
are given in the following:
■During the first half of the game, for some
reason or other, the boys did not get together
to play their real game. In the second half
they did well—they stopped Wisconsin's runs
and played them on even terms. Wisconsin
played a. fine game from start to finish. We
do not wish to say anything to detract from
their victory. They won it fairly and square
ly, and there is nothing more to be said.—Dr.
H. L. Williams, Minnesota.
All the men played a good game—no one
individual was better than another. The en
tire team were stars. Minnesota played
pluckily to the finish, but it was simply a
cass of speed against weight—Phil King, Wis
consin coach. *
The boys played wonderfully. It shows
Coach King up In his true form. No more
decisive victory xiould be de*ired, though had
we played in the second half as we did in the
first half we would have scored. Minnesota
played a plucky game.—Captain Curtis of
Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin men started their plays fast
er and backed them up better. The tackles
especially deserve praise. Marshall backed up
his center to perfection. Minnesota played,
rather slowly. Good fortune rather than,
playing was responsible for at least one of
the touchdowns.—Referee Hoaglan.
Minnesota was slow in starting and the
faster Wisconsin men took them off their
feet. The badgers have a phenomenally fast
team. The contest was unusually clean, and
there wera few penalties imposed for rough
play or violations of the rules.—Umpire Ken
nedy.
I am not surprised at the result. And if
the result had been exactly reversed I
should not have been surprised. There are
many chances which bring victory or defeat.
I'm sure the Minnesota boys did their beat,
and that is nil that could be asked.
The protests and threatened protests have
a bad effect, very bad. It seems to me that
many of them are uncalled for and based
upon technicalities. A man Is often barred
for violating, not the spirit of the rules, but
the letter. For one, 1 can see no harm in
any of the boys participating in games with
country baseball clubs during the summer
months, even if they do receive pay for their
services.—President Cyrus Xorthrop.
THE BULLETIN CROWD
Thousands of People Watched the
Game In Minneapolis
The crowd that watched the game as It
progressed on The Journal bulletin
board Saturday was not far 'behind that
actually on the scene in point of size and
enthusiasm. There was one great sea of
eager, upturned faces reaching from Nlc
ollet avenue to half way down the block
towards First avenue, and filling all the
space from curb to curb. It was made up
in good part of university men unable to
get eway to the game and high school
students, with a large following of men
of all ranks and professions, and the usual
scattering of the übiquitous small boy
element.
The Journal system of recording
the progress of the game was perfect.
Every play of importance was reproduced
on the board almost as soon as it was
made and the crowd followed the plays
with vivid interest. Age barriers were
all down for the time and everybody from
Juveniles to esteemed citizens got into
the game. There was a mi«hty stock of
enthusiasm in store at the start and,
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strange as it may seem, the interest
showed little dimunition even after the
game was hopelessly lost. Everybody
stood by to the last and courage end hope
revived with every play showing gains
for the Minnesota team. The crowd had
great confidence in the prowess of the
Minnesota team and wouldn't have it any
other way than that it was going to win.
Even at the end of the first half, with
the score 18 to 0 against them, the pre
ponderating opinion was that the boys
would brace up and pull the game out of
the fire yet.
At the start the crowd was swept by a
mighty weve of enthusiasm. Those fa
vorable opening plays s*et everybody wild
with joy and the university and high
school cries mingled in merry medley.
In popular estimation it was all over then
but the shouting.
The crowd was so thick that traffic was
blocked and teams had to go axound the
block. One obstinate whip-plyer tried to
force his horses through and urged them
on until he was red in the face. The
crowd would not budge, and the animals,
with more sense than their driver,
stopped. The teamster then laid hold of
his whip and made threatening demon
strations at the crowd, but that was as
far as he went. His judgment got con
trol of his temper and he avoided conse
quences which would have been very un
pleasant for him. He appealed to a police
man, and with the aid of the blue coat,
the team was finally gotten through.
The crowd was an interesting one to
watch, especially when the football play
ers did some rushing. The flying wedges,
relics of bygone football days, were used
with great effect, and there were many
regrets among the spectators that ;h c y
could not be sent against the Wisconsin
line. There appeared to be two sides of
nearly equal strength for the mass kept
revolving and struggling pretty much iv
one place, although often it lurched swift
ly toward either curb.
The bulletin service was a huge suc
cess, outrivaling any even The Jour
nal's former efforts to give the crowds
the news hot from the wires. The crowds
appreciated every feature, and were de
lighted with everything except the score.
WEIGHT OF GOPHERS
Dr. William* Says They Average
Stripped 178 Pounds.
Coach King says that the Wisconsin
eleven, stripped, averages in weight 1~2
pounds.
Dr. Williams gave cut the statement
last evening that when the Minnesota
eleven was weighed the last time, which
was just before the lowa game, they aver
aged about 178 pounds.
MICHIGAN DID IT
Wolverines Defeat Chicago by a De
cisive Score.
On Regents' field, Ann Arbor, Saturday,
before one of the largest crowds that
ever attended a football game there, the
University of Michigan defeated the Uni
versity of Chicago by the score of 22 to 0.
Two touchdowns were made by Michi
gan in each half, and the game ended
with the ball in Michigan's possession on
Chicago's three-yard line. Most of Michi
gan's ground gaining was done through
the Chicago line. The maroon ends were
' very effective and little ground was gained
by Michigan with end runs.
The line-up:
Chicago. Position. Michigan.
°Pelk left—end—right Hernstein
Flannagan ... .left—tackle—right Sport 3
Knapp left—guard— right Wilson
Ellsworth center Gregory
Reddal right—guard—left ....MtQu^ah
Kennedy right—tackle—left White
Daird, McNabb. right—end—left Redden
Garry quarterback Weoks
Maxwell left—half—right Swetl^y
Jeneson, Horton.right—half—left Heston
Sterns fullback Snow
Touchdowns. Snow (1), White (2). Shorts
(1); umpire. Ingles; referee, Hayner; time of
| halves, 35 minutes.
QIAKEKS BEAT IXDIAXS
An Exciting Game for the Broad
Brims, However.
The University of Pennslyvania foot
ball eleven defeated the Carlisle Indians.
Saturday, at Philadelphia, by the score of
16 to 14 in one of the most exciting games
witnessed on Franklin field.
The first half ended with a score of 12
to 6 in favor of the visitors. In the sec
ond half Pennsylvania took a decided
brace and by hard rushing managed to
score two touchdowns from which one
goal resulted.
The line-up:
Pennsylvania. Position. Carlisle.
Thomas, Ludes and
Nelson left—end—right Har«
Piekaraki and
Mitchell left—tackle— right Dillon
Bennett left—guard—right White
McCabe center Chesaw
Teas right—guard—left Phillips
Baird right—tackle—left Wheelock
Gardiner right—end—left Colemau
Howard quarterback Johnson
Reynolds left—half—rlglrt. .Yarlett, Saul
Snook right—half-left. .Beaver, Palmer
Davidson fullback Williams
Touchdowns. Teas, Snook, Davidson. John
son, Wheelock; goals from touchdowns,
Wheelock 2, Davidson 1: safety, Davidson;
referee. Mills of Harvard; umpire, Whiting,
Cornell', timekeepers, Stauff«r, Pennsylvania;
Thompson, Carlisle.

TIGERS LOSE TO YALE
Score of 12 to O Shows Comparative
Strength.
Yale defeated Princeton Saturday at
Yale field by the score of 12 to 0. The
score, according to the experts who wit
nessed the game, . represents accurately
the superiority of the sons of Eli over the
tigers of old Nassau. Aside from the gen
eral excellence of the Yale,team,_the fea
ture of the play.' was to be found in the
entire absence of unfair tactics.
There was nothing of the spectacular la

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