Should Harvard lose every game on her football schedule up to the last and then defeat Yale, the season Would be a success to every Crimson graduate and undergraduate. But this year the eleven has dozen more than this. Meeting Yale without a single defeat against them and with their goal line crossed only once, Capt. Murray and his men outgeneraled and outfought the Bulldog who generalship and fighting counted. The slightest failure in any one of a half-dozen situations fully to grasp Harvard's opportunities ties or to stem the tide of the Eli attack would have turned victory in defeat. But in the crucial moments the University did not crash.
Harvard football has been launched successfully again and under difficulties which it is easy to underestimate. Coach Fisher himself was called upon at the eleventh hour last spring to take over Mr. Haughton's position as held coach. He was confronted with a vast squad in September, men for the most part unknown and untried in college football. That he and Captain Murray were able to develop the mature football displayed by Harvard in Saturday's game is a truly remarkable feat.
Yale displayed her traditional grit by coming back after the first half and forcing the play into-Harvard's territory throughout the rest of the game. And there was something stirring about the way the Blue rooters stayed and cheered and sang and cheered again long after the contest had ended.
The University's tie at the ands of Princeton--who had already been beaten by Colgate and West Virginia snakes it impossible to advance a claim to the national championship. The foot ball situation as a whole presents so tangled a spectacle that it will require a the ingenuity of expert sporting waters to straighten it out. But Harvard has beaten Yale.