by injuries during the battle they
should win, though the margin of
victory is sure to be small.
Michigan, careening at a. remark
able clip, is at the top of its game,
and if Yost can beat.Penn tomorrow
he will be able to look back on a
season of success, notwithstanding
the defeat by Michigan Aggies ear
lier in the fall. At the time of that
beating Michigan was without the
services of Jimmy Craig, and Yost
Captain Patterson of Michigan.
had not tuned his eleven up to con
The Wolverines are the best team
in the West, though adherents of
Notre Dame can dispute this claim,
with some foundation for argument
No less an authority than Louis Hin
ke, one of the greatest ends Yale ever
had, says the Michigan squad is su
perior to anything in the East
Hinke explained that he had seen
Yale, Dartmouth, Harvard and
Princeton in action this fall, but
Yost's men, in their games with Sy
racuse and Cornell, outclassed them
all. This is some tribute, and about
thp first of its kind ever naid a West
ern eleven by an Eastern man.
Michigan soundly whipped uorneu
and Syracuse. The former team was
beaten by Harvard. Now, if Michigan
beats Penn, there will be an excellent
basis for comparative scores, take
them for what they're worth.
Dartmouth beat Princeton, 6 to 0.
Harvard beat Princeton, 3 to 0. Dart
mouth beat Penn, 34 to 27. It is up
to Michigan to better the Dartmouth
score against the Red and Blue.
The other conference games,
Northwestern against Indiana, and
Purdue against Illinois, will have no
bearing on the title. Indiana and Pur
due should be the winners.
Princeton is a heavy favorite over
Yale, and deservedly so. Prospects
are for a dry gridiron, the first time
the Tigers have had such luck in a
big game this fall. Against both Dart
mouth and Harvard they played on a
checkerboard inches deep in mud.
This eliminated the great open-field
' running of Hobe Baker, the main as
set Jf the Tiger offense.
Yale has had a disastrous season.
Held to a tie by one minor eleven and
licked by another, the Blue rallied
against Brown last Saturday and
played creditable football, but the
team does not class with Princeton.
Harvard nlavs Brown. The Cam
bridge men look on victory as a fore
gone conclusion, and during the pres
ent week have been practicing entire
ly against Yale formations.
Down in the Missouri valley Kan
sas and Nebraska get together in a
death grapple. Nebraska is claiming
the championship of the West on the
strength of a victory over Minnesota
earlier in the season.
The honor of leading a Yale eleven
has evidently, gone to the head of
Capt. Ketcham, the Blue chief, and
the little birds are buzzing in his
dome. Ketcham disapproves of the
practice of numbering football play
ers. "Football is not being conducted at
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