The Philadelphia Record
October 28, 1917
USAACS BEAT MARINES; SUPERIOR AT EVERY POINT
Without Mahan, League Island Eleven Submits to 27-0 Defeat at Allentown.
GRAVY WILLIAMS STARS
But Cramer, Brewer, Conn and Mike Murphy Do Even Better Work.
Allentown, Pa., Oct. 27. -- More than 5000 persons saw the all-star United States Army Ambulance Service team hand the United States Marines, of Philadelphia, a 27 to 0 trimming here this afternoon, in one of the most spectacular games ever staged in this section. The Marines went into this game without their great star, Eddie Mahan, and his absence was a big blow to the strength of the League Islanders.
The Ambulance team was far superior at all times, and only in a few instances did the Marines make first downs. The U. S. A. A. C. did not let a single Marine break through, and the heavy U. S. A. A. C. tackles broke up the Marine interference on nearly every play.
"Gravy" Williams, the former Penn wonder, played a clever game. He ran the ball twice for long gains and tried in vain to sneak over a score by the forward pass route because the U. S. A. A. C. had his ends smothered. The U. S. A. A. C.'s scored in every period. Their big stars were Cramer, Brewer, Conn and Murphy. Cramer, in the first half, ripped up the Marines' line and scored two touchdowns after a great exhibition of line plunging. Brewer, the Maryland Aggie whirlwind, tore off several runs from 25 to 35 yards, His open field dodging completely mystified the Marines.
In the last half he was succeeded by "Tuffy" Conn, an Oregon aggie speed artist, who duplicated Brewer's kicks with several long-distance romps up and down the field almost at will. "Mike" Murphy, who ran the team at quarterback in the last half ripped off a few long runs, and brought the fans to their feet with two beautiful field goals, one from the 45-yards line and another from the 35-yard mark.
The Marines' interference was crumpled in every time before Williams could get away for a run or a forward pass. The Marines and U. S. A. A. C. will clash in a return game in Philadelphia, November 10, and with Mahan in the Marine backfield., it should be a merry fight. The Allentown soldiers went wild over the victory, and paraded the streets during the evening with their band.
They gave the visiting Marines a good reception, meeting them at the train with 800 troops and the U. S. A. A. C. band, and escorting them to the grounds.
U. S. Marines.
U. S. A. A. C.
|Touchdown -- Cramer, 2; Houston. Goals from touchdown -- Irvin, 2; Murphy. Goals from field -- Murphy, 2. Substitutions -- Green for Bradley, Devanage for Gardiner, Link for Wilson, Taylor for Owen, Newman for Williams, Ward for Newman, Bird for Moore, Moore for Wick, Lukens for Farrell, Wier for Hall, Murphy for Dunn, Wright for Irvin, Conn for Brewer, McCoy for Conn, Hurm for Cramer, Houston for Hurm. Time of periods -- 15 and 13 minutes. Referee -- Crowley, Bowdine. Umpire -- Coryell, U. of P..|