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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 24, 1913, Image 10

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The result of the Harvard-Yale
game, as well as the battles between
Yale-Princeton and PrincetonHar
vard, should serve as a warning to
coaches of the three big Eastern col
leges. They are too conservative. Their
men are woefully weak on attack
against a good eleven, simply because
they are not allowed to take a
chance. Pit them against teams who
use open-style football and they are
all at sea.
Until the coaches of these three
elevens loose up their attack defeats
by smaller elevens, such as that ad
ministered to Yale by Colgate, need
cause no surprise. Harvard butted
through. Yale for a time Saturday,
but there was no diversified attack.
When the Blue solved the plays there
was nothing left to Harvard but
Brickley's toe. It was enough, but
the large student body of the univer
sities want touchdowns. This was
plainly evidenced Saturday when
Brickley was hissed every time he
dropped back for a try at goal.
Princeton had one method of at
tack. Harvard and Yale solved it,
and the Tigers were helpless.
Eastern coaches of the larger
elevens concentrate on defense, and
the results in that department of the
game show they know their business.
But they teach defense against sim
ple offensive plays, knowing their op
ponents are working in the same
Whta the East needs is progressive
coaching, tutors who can teach intri
cate plays for scoring purposes.
De Paxil Academy, champion of the
Catholic schools, has issued a chal
lenge to Hyde Park, football peers
of the local high schools, for a bat
tle to decide the city championship.
Hyde Park is to meet Oak Park, sub
urban champions, for the county
title, but De Paul demands that the
city affair be settled first.
Oak Park kept its record clear by
defeating Scott High in Toledo Sat
urday, 37 to 7. The result adds to the 1
prestige of the Oak Parkers through,
the country.
George Stovall seems to be making
headway in his invasion of the St.
Louis Browns, and is reported to have
picked up Sam Agnew for his Kansas
City Federal team. Agnew wrote a
letter to a friend in St. Louis saying
he had been offered twice the salary
he is receiving from the Browns.
Jess Willard, who played tug-o'-war
with Boer Rodel in Milwaukee
last week, meets Frank Reed of To
ledo at Ft. Wayne tonight.
George Chip, the.Pittsburgh scrap
per, who meets Tim O'Neill at Racine
tomorrow night, arrived in Chicago
today, and looked fit for a hard bat
tle. Chip is a middleweight of merit,
having put Frank Klaus away.
Wilbur Hightower, quarter-back,
has been elected captain of the
Northwestern eleven for next year.
Though the Purple failed to win a
conference game, Hightower made a
name for himself. In spite of poor
support, he proved one of the best
open-field runners in the West.
Campbell Rovers, 2; Pullman, 1.
Hyde Park Blues, 2; Gary, 0.
Calumets, 7; Rangers, 2.
West Elec. 3: Hvde Park Reds. 2.
OfficiaT American League batting
averages, just issued, show Ty Cobb
again heading the flight, his mark of
.390 being 17 points ahead of Joe
Jackson, his nearest competitor. Tris
Speaker of the Boston Red Sox was
seven points behind Jackson. Five
Mackmen batted over .300. Jack
Barry, the weakest batting regular,
clouted for .275. Some weakness!
The reason for the low position of
the Sox in the pennant race is not
hard to determine. Callahan's men
have a team average of .236, the
lowest in the league, and stole only
157 bases, 31 fewer than the Boston
Red Sox, who were seventh in this
department. Philadelphia had a team
batting average of .285, and Wash
ington led all rivals in stolen bases
with 288.

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