October 18, 1901
Buffalo Evening News
But the U. of B. Team Came Out Triumphant With a Score of 5 to 0.
After four games, the hardest quartet that the U. of B. ever went against, the Blue and White, remain yet to be scored upon.
Yesterday, in the Pan-Am. Stadium, on a field that was slippery and fearfully muddy, they defeated the sturdy team from Oberlin O. It was the first time the two teams had met, and interest in the result was intense.
The Ohioans brought along a goodly delegation of rooters who can give the U. of B. students cards and spades in the rooting business. Their Holdem, Oberlin! however was their most frequent yell, and they couldnt quite holdem at that, for Buffalo won the game in the first five minutes of play.
The struggle began promptly at 3 oclock, Oberlin winning the toss and giving the kick-off to Buffalo.
Rices kick was brought back nearly to the center of the field and then the Scarlet and Gold boys began a series of fierce and rapid attacks which nearly carried the local men off their feet. Gains were made through the ends and the line until finally not very far away from their own goal line, the Blue and White line held and Oberlin was forced to kick. Unbehaun broke through and blocked the kick, the ball bounding away back. Haase fell on it amidst wild tumult.
Buffalo then returned the compliment, in the way of attacks, that paralyzed the big Ohioans. First, one end, the other then a plunge through the line, always netting from 5 to 15 yards, the ball went down the field in rushes toward the Oberlin goal. The climax and the only score of the game came when DeCeu, with first-class interference got around the end for 25 yards and a touchdown.
After that it was a nip and tuck struggle. Each team with the ball in its possession seemed to be able to advance it some distance before being held for downs. The battle went from one end of the field to the other, and twice the Buffalo goal was in danger. There were several lively exchanges of punts, and toward the end the U. of B. men were slowly wearing their opponents down and had the ball on the Oberlin 30 yard line. DeCeu had just broken through the end and was bound for a touchdown when the whistle ending the game was blown.
It was a hard, fast game, considering the condition of the field, and there was a remarkable absence of fumbling. The Oberlin team is considerable heavier than the U. of B.
Between the halves of the game about 50 U. of B. students climbed down from their seats and started on a dog trot around the cinder track. Two of the pretty guards objected and the students rather meekly obeyed them. On entering the stand again, they found themselves separated from their companions by the picket fence which divides the holders of reserved seats from the common herds. That fence didnt last very long.
In the early evening about 400 of the U. of B. students did a shirt tail parade on the double-quick through the midway.
Yesterdays line up:
U. of B. (5) Oberlin (0)
Mills, l.e . ..r.e, Funk (F. Monosmith)
Cannon (Simpson), l.t ..
..r.t. Dolan (Shepler)
Metzger, l.g ..r.g., Scroggie
Unbehaun, c ..c. Monosmith
Fish, r.g l.g., Sperry
Smiley (Donovan), r.t ..l.t. Hillis
De Ceu, r.e l.e., D. Bradley
Rice, q.b .q.b., McMillan, Jones
Haase, (c), Lawson l,h,b ..
.r,h,b., C. Bradley (c)
Lakin, r,h,b ...l,h,b., Miller
Mason, f.b . f.b. Holter
Score First half, U. of B. 5, Oberlin ); second half, U. of B., 0, Oberlin 0.
Time halves twenty-three minutes
Touchdown De Ceu.
Referee-George Gaston, Washington-Jefferson
Umpire Frank Porter, Cornell
Linesman Dr. Eisbein, U. of B.
Read about the "Wild Night" on the Midway UB students had after the game
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