The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909, December 28, 1904, Image 2

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    Gorvallis Times.
QOdat Pafer of Beatea Outr.
By Single Point, Imt Twice Crossed
' . Multnomah's Goal Big Excursion.
Defeated, but covered with glory,
- vanquished, but -showered with
plaudits, beaten' but wearing
laurels no college team - in the
Northwest, has worn before, is the
record the OAC football team made
in a great game with the Multno
mah team in Portland Monday. It
was by the mere trick - ot a goal
kick, the deft swing of the famous
Chester Murphy's right leg that
the clubmen were able to claim
victory over the Aggies, and even
this precious victory was - only
snatched from an apparently inev
itable defeat after the Fortlanders
had summoned ball players from
all over the Coast to save them
from the fierce rushes of the re
doubtable college boys. Until the
last few minutes of the game the
college boys were winners. With
in five minutes and ten seconds af
ter the kickoff the grand stand was
, wild with the plaudits of OAC
rooters because of the fact that the
sturdy Aggies, without giving the
Portlanders a chance to once handle
the pigskin, had forced them over
their goal line for a touchdown and
a score of five points. In another
40 seconds of play, the Aggies
went over the Multnomah goal line
"for a second touchdown in one ef
. the most spectacular plays ever
seen on any field, having in less
than six minutes of actual play
rolled up a score of more points
against Multnomah than was ever
scored against her on her own field
by any team, club or college. This
performance they followed up by
taking the ball on their own 25
yard line and by the same whirl
wind play that had served them so
well so far in the game, they
marched without a break down
the fied 65 yards to Multnomah's
25 yard line where they were pen
alized 15 yards on a bad decision
and lost the ball at a time . when
they were going at a five yard clip
for a third touchdown.
By this time Multnomah's sup
porters around the sidelines were
paralyzed, and the managers and
players frenzied with . the situa
tion. They had thought no col
lege team could score . on . their
giants. In the morning, when an
OAC man had said to a certain op
ponent ot the Orange. "We are go
ing to score on them today, " he re
joined, "Well; you brought your
gall along with you." When the
half closed, with the score 10 to o
in favor of the Aggies, Multnomah
realized that she was up against the
hardest proposition she had ever
struck. But it is the reputation of
the clubmen to win, and there is a
measureless resource with which to
do it. That it could not be done
with the original lineup everybody
knew. The second half played
with the same Multnomah warriors
against the powerful Aggies meant
a Multnomah defeat of 20 to o.
So, there began a scramble for new
meh. Hurry calls , were sent for
the best material within the . re
sources of the club. When the
giants came on for the second - half
there were new faces and new forms
everywhere. Pratt, a great Cal
ifornia player was at tackle. Stott,
a famous quarter this year on the
Stanford team was at end, Loner
gan, coach of the Columbia Uni
versity team and a famous Notre
Dame warrior, was at half. The
whole back field was new with the
exception of Chester Murphy,
" With all of this and other recruit
ing, the supporteis were still afraid
ot the handful of collegians, and
' the supporters set up a . yell of,
"We want McMillan; we want
McMillan." That fierce old war
rior who had led Multnomah to
so many victories, was in the grand
stand. Four clubmen hauled him
out of his comfortable seat against
his will, and led him bodily to the
club house and. made him don a
suit. Back they brought him to eo
in at fullback, where he played
inrougn tne rest ot the game.
The result of all this was that
the Aggies were simply stopped in
their career of victory. A bunch
of eleven boys, splendid as they
are, couldn't play the. whole Pa
cific Coast, and the football chief
tains of three or four generations.
Sheer force of numbers and - con
stant recruiting from an inexhaust
ible supply spent them to a degree
that broke down their ' magnificent
offense. The big men rolled : on
them, and wallowed , over . them in
the sawdust arena, with a rising tide
of strength, that , taxed the
endurance of the Aggies to the ut
termost. Still, they fought against
the overwhelming odds with a tig
er play that held the Multnomah
men down in the long second half I
to two touchdowns- making ' the
game a tie so far as crossing - goal
lines was concerned, and leaving
the final turn of victory to the is
sue of a goal kick.
' -The game is characterized by
experts as one of the greatest ever
played on Multnomah field. Ches
ter Murphy, the star in many a
gridiron contest, is : reported to
have said afterward, that it was
the hardest game that he ever
played in. A well known sport
ing editor said: "It is the best game
seen on Multnomah field in years.
Another sporting editor said, "OA
C is the strongest college team that
played in the Northwest this
year." -"-":r """.r ' "-'-:
The Oregonian says: "The
farmer students sent against , the
clubmen an eleven that was,' by all
odds, the best and fastest that ; the
club has met this year."
George McMillan, the veteran
coach and former captain of the
Multnomah team said: "It was
one of the hardest, cleanest and
best football games ' ever played on
Multnomah field. It took just 24
plays for OAC to cross Multno
mah's goal, a feat never before ac
complished against the club team."
The game won for the Aggie
players such a repute as they never
gained before. That they managed
to score at all against the clubmen
was a surprise to experts. When
they repeated the performance and
actually played rings all arourd
them throughout the first half it
was a revelation, and when , in the
face of overwhelming odds they
played the giants to a standstill
throughout the game they made
their performance for the day so
spectacular that the 3,000 specta
tors who saw the game, Multnomah
supporters and all, showered them
with plaudits and admiration.
Though a defeat, still it was a
victory for the Orange.
Two hundred and twenty nine
people journeyed from" Corvallis to
see the game. The special train
pulled, out with four coaches well
filled and another was added at
Forest Grove. Orange " colors
adorned the; cars and locomotive
and added color to the attire . of
the passengers. In Portland hun
dreds of OaC students and alumni
had gathered to see the game, so
that when the excursion train ar
rived orange colors and orange en
thusiasm was everywhere. At the
game before the play began it look
ed like there was more enthusiasm
for OAC than for the clubmen,
half a dozen times over, and by the
end of the game, by their brilliant
performances the Aggie boys had
the good will and admiration of
everybody, hundreds of Portland
people shouting for them as full
lunged as the best OAC supporters..
The game was replete with bril
liant features. Until the very last
moment the spectators hUng breath'
less on every play. . The spectacu
lar touchdown by the Aggies on a
kickofl in the nrst half and a few
seconds of play showed what might
happen in a made the
lookerson know that until time was
called, the game , was anybody's.
In that play Murphy caught OA
C's kickoff on the Multnomah ten
yard line and started to run in. Al
most at the same moment a figure
in a yellow and blue jersey struck
him like a catapult. It was a ter
rible tackle, so fierce that the ball
dropped, a Three more figures
in the orange and blue sweaters
were by this time on the spot; How
they had got ,thtre through the
phalanx of Multnomah men, no
body knows. How they could have
passed the giants, nobody has yet
guessed, but they were there and
one of them got the ball. It was
Abraham. The others piled at'
once on Murphy, while Abe shot
away for a touchdown. It was all I
done so quickly and so brilliantly
that it was over before onlookers
knew what was taking place. Then
pandemonium broke loose. The
galleries were a shrieking, scream-'
ing mass of excited and delighted
people. The play was a wholepippin
orchard because of the matchless
work of the four OAC gladiators in
getting at the right spot at . the
right time. Kenneth Cooper was
one of them, and it is said to have
been he that made the tackle that
dislodged the ball from Murphy's
grasp. Another was Abraham,'
but the other two are still unknown
In the play Cooper sustained a
sprained ankle, and -shortly after
ward, after having , played one of
the most brilliant ends ever seen
on any team, was forced to leave
the field. - ,
unce, ajow walker nearly re
peated the performance, that made
him famous in the Eugene game.
lie bolted through the , Multnomah
line and piled up a play. His
fierce onslaught upset the man with
the ball,, and he dropped it. Walk
er was on it like.- lightning, and in
a twinkling was away. One lone
man was between him and an open
field, and after a six or seven yard
run, the big center was stopped. ,
it was only by a scratch that
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