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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 17, 1913, Image 9

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eleven forward in whirlwind style aft
er that defeat, the addition of Jimmy
Craig, the best halfback in the West,
being the ingredient that put the pep
per and vim in the Michigan ma
chine. Michigan is our choice as the best
eleven in the West
The showing of Chicago against
Minnesota stamped the present Ma
roon team as a great machine. Team
work more than individual starring
is the secret of Maroon success. Add
to this the inspiration of Stagg, and
the reason for the continuous train
of Midway victories is explained.
Chicago's ends were the main fac
tor in the victory, though the open
field running of Norgren, Gray and
Russell carried the ball for the two
touchdowns. But the work of the
ends of defense stands out pre-eminent
The loss of Vruwink forced
Stagg to desperate straits. He was
not sure of his wing men.
On nearly every wide swing of the
Gopher backs, however, the Maroon
ends turned the runners into the line,
where the heavy and experienced for
wards dropped them for short gains
or losses.
Coach Zupke is beginning to ob
tain results at Illinois. His green
eleven, uncertain in handling the in
tricate plays of the former Oak Park
tutor, held Purdue to a scoreless tie.
Northwestern outplayeq Indiana,
but lost, 21 to 20. Hightower, the
Northwestern quarter, was the star
of the luckless Purple. He made one
80-yard run for a touchdown on a
kick-off, and the other two touch
downs were the result of marathon
runs by the same player.
Michigan, by defeating Pennsyl
vania, wound up its season with a
clean slate against the Eastern
teams, and Yost can brag of a better
season than the Maize and Blue has
enjoyed for several seasons.
Surprises and upsets to the dope
sheet occurred in every Eastern
game but the Brown-Harvard clash.
The Crimson ran tru to form by
winning this game.37 to 0, 21 points
more than Yale scored against the
same eleven the week before. Har
vard played substitutes during the
latter part of the battle.
'Princeton, selected as an easy win
ner over Yale, slumped woefully, and
the contest resulted in a 3-to-3 tie,
each side getting a drop-kick goal.
Weather conditions were ideal for
the brand of football employed by
the Tigers. A hard, fast gridiron gave
the men from Nassau their first
chance to resort to open-field run
ning in a big game. And they fell.
The defeats by Harvard and Dart
mouth had been blamed on the mud
which handicapped Hobe Baker.
That alibi can't serve for what oc
curred Saturday.
Yale, rejuvenated, with a revamp
ed team, showed astonishing power,
both on defense and offense. Early
the Princeton attack was solved, and
the Tigers, after getting their field
goal, bent every energy toward pre
venting another Yale score. Several
times the Blue got inside the Tiger
20-yard line, but lacked the finishing
touch to shove through to the goal
posts. Once Yale held on the two
yard line.
Princeton ended a disastrous sea
son. Yale now has an outside chance
against Harvard, and should at
least made a respectable showing.
Dartmouth was eliminated from
championship class, being over
whelmed by Glenn Warner's Carlisle
Indians.
Washington and Jefferson, which
held Yale to a scoreless tie, beat
Pittsburgh, which had trimmed Cor
nell. Army and Navy both won easy
games, and a fair comparison was
gained on the strength of the two
service teams. The sailors beat Penn
State 10 to 0. Penn State Jiad been
trimmed by about the same relative
score by Notre Dame, and the Cath
olics had previously trampled the
forms of Uncle Sam's future gen
erals. The, comparison is all in favor
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