Dickinson Football and Georgetown Do Not Let Up Until Sundown

Wed., Nov. 15, 1899

The Red Devils traveled to Washington D.C. to take on the Hoyas of Georgetown. Drama ensued when Dickinson ran a trick play that saw a fake punt where the fullback that was supposed to punt the ball actually passed it to the quarterback who ran behind him all the way for a touchdown. Back in those days forward passes were still illegal, so the field umpire overturned the score. The other official disagreed, and they stayed on the field arguing until the moon came out. Dickinson officially lost 5-0, but after the game a team that was in attendance "sent a letter with all the signatures of the team saying that in their judgment Dickinson honestly won the game."

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The History of Football at Dickinson College: 1885-1969 by Wilbur J. Gobrecht (1971)