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VOL. II.-No. 17.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1891.

ALBION, 10; MICHIGAN, 4.
Albion Employs Questionable Tac-
tics with its Beefy" Line.
The result of Saturday's game
was somewhat of a surprise to Mich-
igan, but it will have a salutary effect
upon the gamehere. The score was
so to 4, Albion victorious. The
game was a hard fought one, and
with a few exceptions, a featureless
one. Albion had one play and they
had it to perfection and worked it
all through the game. They tried
the end run but twice, in one in-
stance gaining ten yards and in the
other losing eight yards.
Michigan's team was a trial one,
all of the centre men being put in
as an experiment. It proved a
disastrous experiment, as Albion
"bucked" the centre repeatedly,
with gains every time. H. G. Pret-
tymar officiated as referee, S. C.
Griffin, manager of Albion's team,
as umpire, and Ralph Stone as time-
keeper. The halves were thirty min-
utes each. The teams lined up as
follows:
ALION. MICHIGnAN.
Parm er............r-end.--...-.--- Hayes
J.Landond-.....--...r. tackle -.....--Dygert
Neilson.- - ......-r. guard---..-..---.Thomas
Schultz..- .- .....centre--.-----.-..---.Berry
Carr--------- .1.guard-T-------..-.Tupper
Wootons.-i....1. tackle-----...----Pearson
warren.-..i...-...... end ------.......williams
Burnham (capt)-..-q. back.--.-.-.-.Sherman
Mayiwood.---....r. h. back.-Van Inwagen (cap)
Anderson..-...i... h. back------......Grosh
Riddick...------ ...f. back----.--------de Pont
We will not give a detailed account
of the game, for when Albion had the
ball they used the same play through-
out the game, and when Michigan
had the ball it was lost through poor
team work, or the ball was fumbled.
The game started with the ball in
Michigan's possession, Captain Van
Inwagen having won the toss both
for choice of referee and ball. It
looked from the start as though
Michigan was going to have a walk-
over. The ball was carried by runs
of Grosh, Dygert, Van Inwagen and
de Pont within Albion's 25 yard
line. Here the ball was lost by a
bad pass and Albion secured the
ball. Then it was that Albion's
"beefy" line began to "buck"
Michigan's weak centre, and the ball
was carried to the goal line and
pushed over.
Albion's centre play was illegal in
several respects, being in violation
of rules Io, 25 and 30. The' atten-
tion of the umpire; the Albion man-.

ager, was called to the illegal inter- tre) in a scrimmage cannoa pick it
fering and obstructing by means of up until it has touched some third.
the arms, but he either could not or man." OUR
would not understand the rules. There is no doubt but that Albion
The probabilities are that Albion has excellent material for a foot-ballj
would have been unable to score if eleven, but these misplays will have NEW
their rush line had been held within to be unlearned if they expect to
the rules. Their playwas as follows; play under a competent nmpire.
All of the rush line except the two Michigan's playing was very loose.
ends would lock arms and hold in a The team work was very poor and PRICE
wedge, securing, as the foot ball the men somewhat unfamiliar with i
authority Walter Camp has said, the signs, as was to be expected.
"such a closeness of formation as to The center was vesy weak and the
unfairly prevent men reaching the quarter-back was handicapped in his LIST
runner." The ball would be snapped passing. The most brilliant indi-
back to the quarter-back,who would vidual playing was done by Hayes,
start forward with it. under the pro- who tackled superbly and followed
tection of the heavy rush line, the the ball in first-class style. Craw-
two half backs, end rushes and the ford also tackled and followed well.
full back locking in behind, so that The best rush line work was done by
it was almost impossible to reach the Pearson and'Thomas. Grosh seemed
runner. The only thing to do was to be everywhere, but without team
to stop the line, but Michigan had work all the individual playing
great difficulty in doing it because availed nothing.
Albion's line was heavier. This playa s .
is clearly in violation of the three C n - in shoes at
rules mentioned above. - -_ _
Rule so reads: "Interference is p a ao a
using the hands or ares IN ANY WAY a H
to obstruct or hold a player who has a a a " - .
not the ball." Albion's rushers, by
clasping their arms around each c
other's waists, clearly "obstructed"
Michigan's tacklers. U1
201 SoUT:
Rule 25 reads: "No player shall -Z8 -
.-as-Nec
lay his hands upon, or interfere by a a 3 Neck
use of hands or arias with an opponet -.
p a ° Drer
unless he has the ball. THE SIDE p° oDre
WHIcH HAS THE I ALL CAN ONLY IN-
TERFERE WITH THE BODY." This
seems plain enough. When Albion's-*-
line locked together, it interfered _ a ba5 P
"by use of hands or arms," and not
"only withthe body." But this was ag . x ga En
not the only respect in which Albi- o bAthletic
on's play was illegal. Almost all of a .a
Albion's ground was won when the OF
quarter-back ran with the ball. This
was in flagrant violation of Rule 30, ta oT-1-YEm
which reads: 'The man who firsts0 - d ag a
receives the ball when snapped back d a
from a down, shall not carry the ball
forward under any circusmstances
whatever." Albion claimed that it
touched a"third man," but an intel-
ligent interpretation of the rule will
convince anyone that no matter howAL
many men "touch" the ball it is not * g g a 0 s
in play until it passes through theMb r
quarter back's hands into another - °BZ
player's possession. The "third , °a-4Mon
man" rule is rule 30 (b): "The
man who puts the ball in play (cen. _____

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