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Lochner, Louis P. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 12, Number 3 (Dec. 1910)

Williams, Lynn A.
The decennial reunion of 1900,   pp. [121]-126


Page [121]


THE 1911 FOOTBALL SEASON.
a marvelous game and held the
husky Swedes to almost an even
break in the second half. When
the game was over, it was the gen-
eral opinion that the Badgers were
in far superior physical condition
than their opponents.
  It must be admitted by all that
up to this point the season had
been the most disastrous that the
Badgers have ever experienced. In-
stead of being discouraged, how-
ever, Coach Barry and Captain
"Jimmy"     Dean   kept plugging
along and then came the turning
point. It seemed as though a wave
of confidence hit the entire squad
at the same time. It looked like
a brand new aggregation and the
regular team began reversing their'
scores against the mighty "fresh-
ies. "
  Try as they might, there was no
holding of this newly-constituted
Badger eleven. Besides increasing
the efficiency of their defensive
only thing that the members of the
present senior class can- look back
to with any great amount of pride
-"WE      LICKED    CHICAGO."
And all the time, Chicago expected
to lick us. You could tell that the
members of the team had been la-
boring under that delusion when
they came out on the field. The
smile of confidence wore off when
they  tested  our  defense  down
thirty yards from our goal line. It
was replaced by one of amazement.
"Stagg's wonderful machine can-
not gain against that line?" asked
a Chicago contingent.    "Impos-
sible." But they couldn't. Dean,
Carter and Bunker were regular
eels when it came to worming
through the interference and spill-
ing the Chicago backs;. Mackmiller
and Buser were stone-walls when
anything was directed their way-
especially the latter, who, although
suffering from an injured arm, was
the key note of the cardinal defens-
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bulldog fight, the offensive work
also began to improve. Newman
was given a regular berth at half
and then began the march which
finally ground Chicago underfoot.
Thirty to nothing scores were fre-
quent against the freshmen. From
behind the closed gates at Camp
Randall came the news of the most
cheering  kind.   Inquiry  as to
whether or not-the Badgers were
going to beat Chicago was not
answered by "I think so," but by
a  firm   and  convincing  "WE
ARE."
  Then came the big event-tihe
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Pierce played great ball until the
second period when the former
pair were injured, allowing the
Maroon backs to get through them
until Branstadt and Murphy went
in and closed up the breach.
  Then, to add to our discomfiture,
Buser was ordered off the field for
alleged slugging. It was a big in-
justice to the star tackle, for he
is the last man on the squad who
would resort to illegal playing. In
spite of the pleadings of the Chi-
cago players that he be allowed to
remain   in  the  game,   Referee
Wrenn was insistent and banished
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