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Virginia Finds Harry Costello To Be Its Most Formidable Individual Foe on Football Field
THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1912.
IS WORST ENEMY
OF 0L0 DOMINION
Virginia Stands Show to Win
One Year From Next
Harry Costello Is King of Them AH, No One Can Beat Him Advancing the Ball
"Every Knock Is L.csitn
Cohtello did It.
GAME WAS WON BY
Every Score or Entire Contest
Was Direct Result of
By LOUIS A. DOUGHKR.
Jlarry Costello will not play for the
Wu and Gray In 1914 hence, Virginia
toa.y defeat Georgetown a year from
W ever a varsity eleven had an evil
rnlu, Virginia has one In Harry Cos
tello, the moat brilliant Individual foot
tall player In thla section of the coun
try, and his spells and devilish Incanta
tions brought the Hllltoppers' third suc
cessive triumph over the Orange and
Blue, It to 11 No, It wasn't very good
football from a technical viewpoint, but
It was great Costello football.
leaving out tho achievements of
Georgetown's wonderful runner and
drop-klcker, Virginia outplayed the Blue
and Qray generally, though In streaks.
On occasions the honors went to tho
Hllltoppers, particularly to their back
field men. Then the tide of glorious
battle would fining back to the Vir
ginians. Itocky football? Yes, Indeed, quite
rocky, with tho triumph going to the
eleven possessing the greatest Individ
ual star on tho field. Ends mere circled,
tackles boxed, middle men pushed up
and back, flying tackles missed, holes
lammed Instead of opened, fumbles
atrown around at critical points all the
hasty Jumble, of a championship foot
ball game were seen on both sides.
Mlsplays paved tho uy for every
core In the game, even for the marvel
ous field goal from Costello's toe on
Virginia's 37-yard line. Georgetown's
first touchdown In the second period re
sulted from a Virginia tumble, enabling
the Hllltoppers to get within striking
distance before time wan up, and then
to open up a fierce attack In the second
period under the shadow of tho goal
posts. Even that touchdown was lucky.
Ed Fimay aenecung me rorwara pans
from Costello Into the outstretched arms
of the eager Donnelly.
Georgetown's second touchdown be
came a beacon light in Blue and Gray
gridiron history, Hnrrj Costello run
ning through the e,ntlre Virginia eleven
and swerving across the Held to the
right, clearing seventy-two yards for
a touchdown. And yet. It would have
been quite Impossible for him to have
done this had Gooch kicked with any
distance at all.
Virginia's two touchdowns, likewise,
were aided and abetted by faulty work
on the part of tho Hllltoppern. Cos
tello's forwards shivered and broke oa
tie was trying to get away one of his
long spirals, and it was blocked. Vir
ginia corralling the loose ball. Falling
to gain consistently through tho line,
Virginia worked a forward patis suc
cessfully and a touchdown sent the
Orange and Blue supporters Into trans
ports of glee.
Another Lucky Pass.
'Another lucky pass, exactly similar
t. Georgetown's, gave Virginia Its sec
ond touchdown, and enabled the bulky
Carter to tie the score with his goal
from touchdown. A double pass, the
last one shooting oer the weak side
of the line to tho uniting Lorets, was
deflected Into his arms by a George
town athlete, and he scored the six
points with a. step.
The winning points followed a poor
punt of Oooch's to mldllein. Immedi
ately tho Georgetown machine com
menced really effective pounding of tho
Virginia line. Tlmo was precious u"d
no delays could bo endured. Hlowlr
and painfully the Hllltoppern forced
their way outside of tarkle and through
the middle until they had brought tho
leather up against a stonewall on Vir
ginia's 30-yard line.
Then camo Costello's final triumph
of the day. Knowing that the victory
rested on his own individual efforts,
he fell back to the 37-yard line. Meas
uring the distance and the angle with
his eye, ho Hlgnaled Rltch to let the
ball come. The sturdy center shot tho
pigskin perfectly to tho watting Cos
leUo. Down It went to the ground and,
yielding to tho force of the flawless
dropklck, sailed majestically up Into
the air and over the cross bar. it had
given the victory to Georgetown and
Virginia was a surprise In moro ways
than one. The line, not expected to
withstand the catapultlc plunges of th
demon, Jim Dunn, hurled him back
time and time again until It seemed as
If he could not gain an Inch. It wasn't
his fault, for no holes were opened for
him. Once or twice he found a holo
opened for him and then he would plow
through the Virginia forwards as he
had through the Indians.
Carter was the main strength of the
Virginia line. He was In every play on
both sides of tho line, doing the work
or two men. inn nuge lad earned un
stinted praise for his efforts in the line,
while his beautiful goal from touch
down camo close to making his name
live forever in the stately halls of Char
lottesvlllo. As a line, Virginia's forwards always
had the Jump on their opponents In the
blue Jerseys. To a considerable degree
this accounted for the failure of Fury
and Dunn and Murray to gain consist
ently through the line. They hit a
Jumble of players instead of open roads.
Now and then, though, Georgetown's
forwards showed themselves Rltch,'
tho center, playing his final game
against Virginia, was a whirlwind on
attack and defense. He was througn
on plain behind the Virginia line, hur
rled Wood's passes until Gooch uh
noticeably worried on his kicks and
tackled hard and fiercely whenever the
play swung toward him. Several times
he was seen tackling out on tho ends.
White Is Powerful.
Delve White played powerfully at
tackle. He followed the ball like a
ferret, refusing to be Bhaken off Iho
runner. Several times he tackled the
Virginia back for lcses. On the of
fense, though, he found great difficulty
opening holes through tho giant Wool
folk, and Dunn, Murray, tind Kury
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One Day's Features.
Harry Costello, Georgetown, runs
serenlT-two yardH for touch
doirn, and kicks Arid goal from
87-rard line, defeating Virginia.
Harold Pnmpelly, Yale substitute,
drop-kicks Held goal from GO
yard line, snatchlnp Tlctory
from Princeton by tlelng score,
0 to 6.
Jim Thorpe, Carlisle star, runs
eighty yards for touchdown
Charlie Drlckley, Hnrrard's sjar
halfback, kicks Held goal from
20-yard line, defeating Dart
mouth, S to 0.
Ohio State, nettled at hard tack.
Ming by l'cnn State, quits field
and gamp Is awarded Pennsyl.
Tanlans, 1 to 0.
bumped Into him as often as they did
Into a hole.
The weakness on offense of the
Georgetown line hurried the backs bo
munh ffint Ih.r. wnu llttlA In thn vunv
of Interference. The runner general) J
raceu away wnoiiy uncovereu. lowarut
the end of the gamo Costello was poorly
protected for his punts, Virginia's for
wards Jumping, through the line like
rabbits. The coheslveness of a chain-1
plonshlp line was not evident, and the
scurrying backs were left to their own
destiny, to succeed or fall by their own
Fumbling was too frequent for safety
In this nartlcular Dunn was guilty a
number of times of dropping Oooch's
rolling punts, when things might have
happened. The ball, too, seemed cov
ered with grease as the runners carried
It Into the line and bounced around
several times In plain sight of the spec
tators before being covered by a multi
tude of struggling athletes.
Costello the Star.
Harry Costello, the evil genius of
Virginia's football eleven for three
years, was easily the best man on the
Held, outshining the nglte little Tommy
Todd. His punting was beautlftil. He
got distance and height Into his punts,
allowing Donnelly and Qergln to go
down In plenty of time. That they
failed to stop Todd's running back of
kicks was their fault and not Cos
The little star was greased lightning
on running with the ball. I'erhups not
In tho history of Houth Atlantic football
has a better run 'been seen than his
seventy-two-yard calloo for George
town's Becond touchdown. Gathering In
Gooch's punt on Georgetown's 2S-vurd
line, he mado a short danh to the right,
only to face a diving Virginian. The
tackle missed him by a hair, sending
him to his knee. I'p he Jumped and
darted straight through both teams,
sidestepping man after mun, leaping
and dodging until he had a clear Held.
Out to the right swung the little lad
In blue and gray, hugging the precious
ball to his breast He was running with
full speed, too, leaving behind the med
ley of athletes, all striving In vain to
overtake him. Hlght In front of him
was little Todd, Virginia's captain. On
him rested the responsibility of stoDDlnc
that wonderful run Towurd the side
lines raced iosieno, road driving him
Reaching the live-yard line, Costello
seemed to hesitate a second, and Tcxld
Jumped for him. Quickly camo Cos
tello's marvelous sidestep, and Todd
had mlssid hlin by a hair Costello
continued on over the goal line, finish
ing one of the most brilliant runs ever
seen on a football gridiron
His Great Work.
Ten points wero made personally by
Costello and ho flung the forward pass
to Donnelly that gave tho Hllltoppers
their llrst touchdown. Ills Held goal
was a beauty Coming In tho pinch, as
It did. It showed the Iron nerve of this
lad He realized as well as any on the
field that success meant victory, and he
went through it admirably
Humming up the battle, .Virginia was
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VARIED PLAYS BY
Huebel, Ann Arbor's Quar
terback, Stars by 60
ANN AnnOR, Mich.. Nov. lT.-lnobll
ltr to solve a sudden shift from the
old game to several new variations
of football Is being given as tho reason
for Cornell's 20 to 7 defeat at tho hands
of tho University of Michigan.
After having played neck and neck
for three periods, and with the result
In doubt up to the start of the final
quarter, Michigan suddenly shifted her
tactics, used new variations of the for
ward pass, line shifts and fake plays
which spelled defeat for tho lied and
White, It was open play that allowed
Michigan to work a number of long
gains, and Cornell's fumbling at crit
ical stages In the final period gave
tho wolverines a chance to count,
Michigan was first to count, a for
ward pass netting a touchdown. Cor
nell failed to register In the opening
period, but used the forward pass suc
cessfully In the second period for a
touchdown. Neither team was able to
get across the goal lino In the third
period, and It wan not until Cornell
fumbled In mldfteld that Craig was
ablo to work the daiyed pass for a
25-yard gain, which was followed by
a long pass.
Huebel, the Michigan quarterback,
contributed thn stellar performance of
the afternoon br dodging tho Cornell
team for a 60-yard run and touchdown.
primed for the contest. Its secondary
defense backed up the big line wonder
fully, lending not a little to Its stone
wall appearance whenever Dunn es
sayed to plow through It. Wood's pass
ing was poor most of the time, Hitch
bothering him considerably. The Vir
ginia backs wero fast, but seemed to
Georgetown played hard football, dig
ging always to the front. Perhaps,
without Costello, the Hllltoppers would
not have won, but the eleven would
have battled Just as bard without him,
and some other lad might have risen to
Forward passes wero frequent, but
seemed to come without premeditation.
Hoth teams used this style of play for
touchdowns, luck aiding greatly In their
Yes, Georgetown won, but Virginia
can hold her head high She played out
Georgetown. Pos Virginia.
Donnelly L. K. Loretz
White L. T. Maiden, Itedus
Morlarlty i u. Jett
Hitch Center vvood. Brown
lliuTon n. O. Carter
Hegarty (capt.) II. T. Woolfolk
Ilcrgln H. H. l'lnlay
Costello, Calnan Q. II. Gooch
Fury I- II. " Todd (capt.)
Murray n. H. B. Landes
Costello. Kelly Acreo
Dunn r. B. .... Mayer
Touchdowns Donnelly, Costello, Oll-
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' ,lnun Costello. 1: Carter. 1. Goals miss
ed from touchdown costeno una car
ter. Goal fiom field Costello. Referee
- Mr Thorpe, ColumDia, umpire Mr.
Donnelly, Tilnlty Head linesman Mr.
Land, Navy. Time of quarters IS min
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OF THE SEASON
Defeat Carolina Agricultural
and Mechanical College
40 to 0.
ANNArOMS. Md., Nov. i;. The Mid
shipmen ran up their first big score
of the season yesterday, defeating Ag
ricultural and Meihanlcal College of
North Carolina by 40 to 0 Navy scored
five touchdowns, kicked one goal after
touchdown, and three Meld goals, one
being a place kick by Ilrown, and the
others drop kicks by Leonard and
Tho Navy showed greater strength
In Its line-smashing plas, a better
variety In offense, and more aptness
In the forward pass plays than ever
before this suusou.
Tho changes In the Navy backflcld
were for the better. Mclteavey exhib
ited the best llne-liltling that lias been
accomplished by a Navy back this ear,
and Itixles also made regular and sub
stantial gains. Harrison was used to
back up the linn and proved himself a
stanch defensive player, l'alllng and
Alexander did the best work among
the backs, who were used lati r In the
game After the Navy begun to get
tlm vlsltois on the run, substitutes were
sint In by the Academy coaches until
every regular was supplanted
Chicago Is One Game
Nearer Big Nine Title
CHAMPAIGN, III., Nov. 17.-Chlcago
Is looking forward today to the game
with Minnesota on Saturday, having
yesterday disposed of Illinois by 10 to 0.
The coming game Is to decide the
second place position of the "Big Nine''
Hut one touchdown was made by the
Maroon, and that followed by a goal
and a kick from placement netted the
only points of the game. Storing In
the' first period, the Chicago team was
never headed, and staved oft Illinois
at all times.
For the Chicago eleven, Norgren, aray
and Pierce wero tho principal stars,
while Illinois boasts today of gllkman,
Howe and Woolsten as its best plajcrs.
Dodge Is an Actor.
PHILADELPHIA. Pa , Nov. 17.-John
Dodge, the Virginia Leaguer, who un
derstudied for Hans Lobert, the Phil
lies' third baseman, last summer, has
gone Into vaudeville. Ho will bo been
hero In a few weeks.
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HLACKSUrilO. Va . Nov. IT. Vir
ginia I'oltechnlc Institute Is 'looking
forward to the Georgetown game on
Thanksajvlng Ia ilrni In the belief
that It h.is a team cupable of coming
back In the lat half The cadets were
tnublc. to do nnv thing with West Vlr
glnla yesterday during thn first half
but rolltd up foity-one points In the
seionil half. West Virginia failed to
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The game wa spectacular from evirv
viewpoint. Tech ('gluing !! the w i
through, held at bay the llrst half,
came biArk with a ingeanre, and. ufti
loosening up the ntle of la tore In
and arot-nd the vUltlng team for many
Vanderbilt Is Victorious.
NASIIVII.I.U, Tenn , Nov 17. Po bat
tered wan Vanderbilt bv her Harvard
contest of a week ngo that only four
regulars faced Kentucky Central yester
day However. Vanderbilt won .in casv
vlUor, 23 to 0.
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Brown Wins Slow Game"
From Lafayette Team
I'ltOVinr.NCi:, It. I . Nov lT.-In a
slow, unlnti nulng contest Hrovvn won
from I..if.iett istiril.i 21 to , fall
ing to show nnv of the snap and dash
It dtipl.iMd ugulnxt Yale, Harvard, or
I'.'nnij Ivanl.i l..if.ic He s own wcak
n s gave the vbtor to the homo
elevin Tor the !lrt half I,ufavtite
nutil.tid the HruiHih iIh bni In ii.
itecond half Hw llwr. i -'
inlsilng, ami Hrovvn had little difficulty
SUFHAN CO M
Hnrry Costello did It. Ho won George.
lMJin lril ... -'-n ...... i,a
of his famous dropklcks, and today
ranks high among the gridiron hcroen
of the West Knd. His exnlblllon of the,
day wnn wonucrful, his great run for a
tourhdown, his forward passing and his
mnrvrlnm drop kick. He deserves ull
the pi also being showered on him.
Tho policemen on Georgetown Held
jesterday wtro worse than Ukeless.
.n. . , r..ll., tm man In frun... ....
I iicy untiweu iuhj ' .y.. ... .in1, up
urtil down tho sidelines 'during the rc-
ond half, wholly obstructing the view
from tho stund In the rear. Thev ero
told to keep this army seated, but tliy
wero too Intent on watching the game
tt attuid to their dutlen.
It would havo been well within the
pruvlmu of Hefclco Thorpe to have
penullzrd Georgetown half the dlsianee
to her goal line for allowing this army
on the nldellne. The rules spe, ifleally
slato that no more than one man shall
be allowed to walk up and down the
sideline. Ono such penalty will Jo
great good lit the Hilltop.
Mlko Martin happy.
Mlko Martin, the National s popular
trainer, was the happiest nun at
Georgetown eslerday. He ni't and
chatted with Tom Thorpe, the leferee.
Thorpe was tindtr Mai tin's expert care
whin a placr on Columbia's gi t
football elevin n few years back, and
they had not met since then. Yes,
Mike was luiij.
Dope It out.
Syracuse must be award, d the palm
for playing In and out football this
fall. 1'rlncilon handid the New York
htute team an awful bcatlru, t0 c,
while tlw! conlldcnt Michigan tcim, com.
Ing i;.ist, is decisively birften bv fcjra
cuse ijy two touchdowns Colgate es
tirday slipped in unnoticed and un
aiiiuuiii.cd and beat Srm use by ; to 0.
l'cnn tomes through.
Wild I'enn come through or did Car
lisle experience the usual slump which
Is bound to come at som time during
the season? Penn's showing against
Michigan last Saturday would ettab
llsh tho claim that the Red and Blue
has finally mado a team at Tranklln
I'll Id Thn Indians, barring a game
played early In the yeai, when they
weio not In tho best of shape, have
bien hurd at It.
George Washington cancels,
It Is too bad that George Washlntgon
was forced to cancel Its first athletic
nppearance of the year, the cross-coun-trv
run at Charlottesville on Saturday
Much has been heard of what the teams
are to do this jear, but In this, the first
appearance, the tiam la forced to ca j.
cd I lemlng, tho beet runner on he
nniiad Is out of It with lllneaj, but
there must be some others who could
m.iUo out a tenm.
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