November 25, 1923

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News from November 25, 1923

News from November 25, 1923 (Democrat and Chronicle, via Newspapers.com™)

Yale Football Secures Mud-Soaked Victory 

On November 25, 1923, newspapers reported that Yale University’s football team, the Bulldogs, had secured a victory over their rivals, the Harvard Crimson, at the Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on the 24th. This marked Yale’s first win over Harvard in seven years. The game was played under challenging weather conditions, with a steady downpour turning the field into a muddy battleground. Despite the adverse conditions, an estimated 53,000 spectators attended the match.

The game was characterized by a series of fumbles and errors, largely due to the slippery and muddy conditions. However, Yale capitalized on Harvard’s mistakes, scoring a touchdown and two field goals on the Crimson’s errors. A fumble by Harvard allowed a Yale player, referred to as “Lucky” Pond, to run seventy-one yards for Yale’s touchdown. This was the first touchdown scored by Yale on Harvard’s home field in sixteen years.

Yale’s Captain William N. Mallory, of Memphis, Tennessee, also played a crucial role in the victory. Mallory, who had been pressed into service shortly before the Princeton game to replace the injured kicking star, O’Hearn, scored two placement goals, contributing significantly to Yale’s thirteen points.

The victory marked Yale’s first “Big Three” championship since 1916. It also capped off a successful year for Yale in the realm of sports, with victories over both Harvard and Princeton in track, crew, baseball, and football.

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"November 25, 1923," Newspapers.com Topics (https://www.newspapers.com/topics/century-ago-today/november-1923/november-25-1923/ : accessed February 21, 2024)