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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 03, 1913, Image 10

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in the Conference, and it will take his
students another season to learn it.
Thevteam is a green one, and Zupke
will' have two years more with the
majority of the candidates. Before
he gets through Illinois will be a fac
tor in decidingthe title.
Minnesota played Wisconsin off its
feet after a drop kick by Bellows
had given the Badgers a lead of three
points, all they scored during' the
game. The players were fighting for
the professional reputation of Coach
Williams. The doctor was criticized
by a section of the alumni for not
turning out winning teams, but he is"
strong with the men who have play
ed under him, and they were out to
give him a vindication.
" Frequent fumbling marked the
contest, both sides offending. Wil
liams is whipping a great team into
line, however, and will furnish a fight
for Chicago. "
Indiana beat Ohio State in the oth
er conference game.
Michigan, showed continued im
provement" by whaling Syracuse, 48
to 7, and would have run up a larger
score if Yost'had not substituted subs
in the fourth period. The Wolver
ines are a -50 per cent better team
now than when they were licked by
Michigan Aggies. The addition of
Craig in the back field is the expla
nation. Syracuse held. Princeton to a
13 to 0 score, so the comparison
speaks well for the class "of Yost's
aggregation.
On comparative scores Notre Dame
is the best team in the country, and
though there are hordes of dopesters
who will ridicule this assertion, the
fact remains that they are farther
advanced at the new game than any
other eleven. Fourteen times they
tried the forward pass against the
Army, and twelve times the play was
successful. The result was five
touchdowns, arid theHnal score was
35 to 13 against the. cadets.
The Army beat Colgate, and the
latter in turn walloped Yale by a
decisive score Saturday. Figure for
yourself where that places Notre
Dame.
Eastern critics were amazed at the
way Notre Dame ran through the
Army. In Dorais they saw a man who
is without a peer in starting the for-
ward pass. The captain and quarter "
of the Catholics would be an All
American choice if his team met any
of the other big squads.
Michigan Aggies and Nebraska
continued their unbroken string of
victories, and are sure to put in a
claim for the- Western championship.
The defeats the Aggies inflicted on
Michigan and Wisconsin cannot be
erased, but it 'would take a rabid
enthusiast to bet on the Aggies if
they met Michigan now.
Nebraska defeated Minnesota,
which is unbeaten in the conference,
but Williams team is not Brought
forward as rapidly as are the Gorn
huskers. They would be favorites if
the game was played over.
In the East, of course, the' sensa
tion was the defeat of Yale by "Col
gate, 16 to 7. There was nothing
fluky aoout tne score, xaie was out
played at every angle of the game.
They could not gain consistently, and
Colgate easily pushed aside the Blue
defense. It is the first time in his
tory that Yale has been beaten by
a minor college on the gridiron.
Little hope is held out for the New
Haven team in thte games to come
with Princeton and Harvard.
The Tigers, after a defeat by Dart
mouth, came back with a rejuvenated
team against Holy Cross, and ran up
a score of 54, at the same time keep
ing their own goal line unsullied..
Hobe Baker alone made seven touch
downs. 'Princeton is the only eleven
with a chance to defeat Harvard.
The Grimson walked straight
through Cornell. Subs were sent in
during the last quarter arid the Big
Red team then got its only touch
down. Brickley, as usual, was 'the
star ground gainer for Harvard, but
the other backs reeled off healthy,
gains.
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