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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 11, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
OHIO AND PURPLE FIGHT
TO KEEP SLATES CLEAN
By Mark Shields
If no sensational upsets occur such
as marked last Saturday,- tonight
will find two Conference elevens un
defeated and logical contenders for
the championship of this much of the
west
Northwestern meets Iowa at Ev
anston, and, on the basis of compar
ative scores and the playing of the
two teams in previous games, the
Purple should be victor. The official
line-up given out by Coach Murphy
does not contain the name of Dris-
coll, Underhill being placed at right
half, but there is unofficial assurance
that Patty will be available if the
lines tighten and a fresh man is
heeded for an increased drive.
Northwestern's line against Indi
ana showed the backfield is not the
whole eleven. The forwards stopped
the heavy Hoosiers within the shad
ow of the goal several times and on
attack charged with speed and
power.
The wing men played remarkably
defensive football, paying attention
to Erehart and keeping the flashy In
diana back from getting away for
long runs.
Altogether, Northwestern showed
itself a football team, a combination
that played with cohesion as its main
strength.
Indiana is liable to be troublesome
for Ohio and there is more likelihood
of an upset in this fracas than in "the
Northwestern-Iowa contest. Indiana
throughout the season -has been
threatening to put over one game of
football that would be remembered
at the Hoosier institution.
Chicago easily downed Stiehm's
people. But Indiana recovered from
that blow, made advances and al
most beat Tufts when the eastern
college was figured as an easy victor.
In the game against Northwestern
Indiana had plenty of power until the
time for the final punch arrived.
Power necessary for a score failed to
materialize. But once this season In
diana wilLget every cog in its ma
chine working and the result will be
disastrous for its opponent.
If Indiana has reached that pin
nacle today, Ohio will have a masto
donic task to achieve a victory and
even the sensational running of Half
back Harley may be of no avail
No other Conference elevens are
engaged this afternoon.
In the east interest is divided be
tween the Princeton-Harvard and
Michigan-Cornell games. Eastern
ers are keeping- their eyes on the for
mer contest, but the latjter is drawing
the attention of the west as well as
some sections of the effete district of
the country.
Harvard is being picked to beat
Princeton, mainly because that is the
history of the past. In recent years
a Harvard team has been able to lick
the Tigers, no matter what the mer
its of the two elevens appeared. to be
before the line-up.
This fall Princeton has a better
chance than for four year. Speedy
Rush has had time to thoroughly
teach hlS system of play and Prince
ton has exhibited ability in every
start so far. Harvard came strong
in the past two weeks, upsetting all
predictions by the easy way in
which it downed Cornell.
Michigan has a good chance t
beat Cornell. Sparks is back1 in the
game at quarter and Zeigler is ready
to take his place should the reeular
be injured. Both of these men are
stars and it is some time since Mich
igan started against the Big Red
team with a capable man handling
the ball from the center.
Cornell is bewailing injuries. These .
will not be sa apparent when -ton '
eleven goes on the field, but wm

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