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The Foot-ball Game With Cornell

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There were about 600 loyal Michigan students who were not intirnidated by the damp weather on Saturday. The special train consisted of fourteen coaches well filled. One of these coaches was reserved for the 'co-eds," and there were about fifty of them who demonstrated their patriotism by braving the storm. Among the ladies and "co-eds" were Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Dr. Tyler, Mrs. Nightingale, of Chicago, Misses Mills, Randolph, Deán, Dunster, Bement, Study, and the Misses Duffy, and the Misses Douglass. Michigan was taken into Cornell's camp to the tune of 58 to 12. The grounds were favorable to rapid and large scoring, the runner having a decided advantage. The main cause of Michigan's defeat was the very fine blocking of CornelPs rushers. Their line, when the backs would turn the ends, was almost impregnable. Cornell found it was useless to buck Michigan's centre, and abandoned the attempt after a few trials. When Michigan was able to break through Cornell's line of blockers, the runner had gained the necessary five yards or more. Cornell played a superb team game, lining up, snappitg-back, passing and running Hice clock-work, and they carne down on Michigan's rushers something like a whirlwind. The game served as a valuable experience to Michigan, as it revealed our weak points, and gave us an object Íesson in eastern foot-ball. The finest individual work for Cornell was done by Osgood, whose end running was always productive of large gains. Johanson, the left tackle and captain, also did effective work in carrying the ball over the line. Michigan's eleven hasgood reason to congratúlate itself upon scoring twelve points. The touch-downs were won on their merits, the first by abrilliant individual run, and the second by superb rush line work. Michigan is the only team with the exceptionof Bucknelland Princeton, which has scored against Cornell this year. Van Inwagen's run of half the length of the field, through the whole Cornell eleven, was the finest play of the day. Dygert's goal kicking was very fine, and Rittenger's rushing runs very brilliant. The best tackling was undoubtedly done by Dygert, he seeming to be the only one able to down Osgood. Southworth, Pearson and Tupper also did good work in this line. Sherman played a very cool game and gave the signáis with good judgment. But Michigan's strong point was in the rush line. Cornell was utterly unable to withstand the wedge rushes, and Michigan carne very near scoring a third touchdown. Pearson was the only player injured, Michigan being deprived of his services about the middle of the first half. Griffin, who was substituted in his place made some large gains in the second half. Messrs. N. G. Williams, Jr., and James H. McMillan officiated as referee and umpire, They gave comDlete satisfaction to both sides, their decisions being very impartial and given with excellent judgment. It is probable that they will act in the same capacity at Chicago next Satday. The game was devoid of slugging, both captains expressing themselves as hihly pleased with the clean character of the playing. The greatest good feeling prevailed between the two elevens, and the most cordial relations existed between the representatives of the two universities in all the business arrangements. THE GAME. The game wascommenced at 3:30 o'clock with the ball in Cornell's possession. Osgood made 15 yards from the V. Southworth tackled Horton fornogain. Horton makes 15 yards, well tackled by Rittinger. Osgood carried the ball to Michigan's 5-yard line, being tackled by Van Inwagen. Johanson made a touch-down, from which Bacon kicked the goal. 6-0. From the centre of the field, Van Inwagen made five yards. On the next play the signal was misunderstood.. The ball was passed to Dygert, but hit Rittenger. Young picked it up and with a clear field scored Cornell's second touch-down. Bacon kicked goal. 12-0. When the ball was put in play again it was passed to Van Inwagen, after the first down. He started to circle the left end, but finding his way blocked dodged back, darted through the opening made by Pearson, passed the Cornell line, dodged Horton and Bacon in succession, out-sprinted his pursuers, and touched the ball down behind the line. The yellingand cheering continued until Dygert had kicked a very pretty goal. 12 to 6. Osgood made 10 yards, Johanson 5 and Horton 2, being beautifully tackled by Dygert. Barr advanced 3 yards," Johanson no gain, Horton 6 yards and Johanson took the ball to the line. Cornell could not force the ball over on two downs, and it was givento Bacon, who was pushed over. No goal. 16 to 6. Dygert kicked. Bacon cauglit and started to run, butwas promptly downed by Pearson. Mowrey forced Osgood back for a loss. Rettinger tackled Osgood twice. Hayes downed Osgood, but Horton was not pulled to earth byRittenger til he had made 5 yards. Osgood made a long run of 20 yards around the left end to 5-yard line, being tackled by Van Inwagen, Johanson being pushed over the line. No goal. 20 to 6. Pearson make 15 yards, was tackled by Horton, and injured so that he had to retire. The injury, a wrenched hip, is not a severe one. Griffin was substituted. Michigan failed to gain on three downs, and Dygert punted. Bacon returned, and when Rittenger fumbled Cornell feil upon the ball. Rushes by Osgood, Johanson and Barr carried the ball over. Bacon kicked the goal. 36 to 6. Rittenger made a long run of 15 yards. Ball wentto Cornell on four downs, but it went back to Michigan on off-side play, and again went to Cornell on four downs. Bacon made the last touch-down of the first half, and kicked goal. 32 to 6. THE SECOND HALF. "Michigan failed to gain, and the ball went to Cornell, then back to Michigan on off-side play. Mowrey made 3 yards, and Dygert kicked out of bounds. The ball was at CornelPs 20-yard line. Bacon kicked and Dygert secured a fair catch. It was at this stage of the game that Michigan's rush line forced the ball steadily towards Cornell 's goal. Rittenger made the touchdown from the 20-yard line, sending two tornen men sprawhng, and going over the line with two Cornell rushers hanging to him. Dygert kicked a difficult goal against the wind. 32 to 12. Osgood, Horton and Johanson rushed the ball to Michigan's line Osgood making the touch-down anc Bacon kicked the goal. 38 to 12. Rittenger started off with a 12yard run, but ball was lost on four downs. Horton here made a run of half the length of the field, and scored a touch down. No goal. 42 to 12. Rittenger, Mowrey and Van Inwagen carried the ball into Cornell's terntory, but the ball was lost on a fumble, and Johanson soon rushed over for a touch-down. The ball hit the posts. No goal. 46 to 12. Dygert ran 15 yards. Ball went to Cornell on four downs, and Johanson made another touch-down. No goal. 50 to 12. Michigan's ball on off side play. Dygert kicked from 20-yard line. Barr made touch-down. No goal. 54 to 12. Van Inwagen ran 10 yards, Dygert 4 yards and then kicked. Bacon returned out of bounds. Dygert kicked after threc downs, and Griffin feil on ball at Cornell's 25-yard line. The ball waspushed close to Cornell's line, but was lost on four downs. It was rushed quickly down the field, and Johanson made the last touch-down. Nogoal. 581012. The teams lined up as follows: COKNELL. MICHIGAN. FJoy r. end Hayes Barr r. tackle Mowrey Griflith r. g-uard Wiekes Galbreath centre Jefferis oinon I.guard Tuoper ! Johanson, Capt-.-.l. tacklo.-.Pearson, Griffln Youngr .1. end SouthVotth White q.-back Sherman sood r. half..VanInwagen,Capt Horton 1. half Kittinger Bacon f. -back Dygert Touch-dowqs- Johanson, 5; Bacon, 2; Barr, 2: Osgood, 1; Horton, 1; Young, l;TotaU2. Van Ingragen, 1 ; Kittenger, 1. Goals- Dygert, 2; Bacon. 5.