- Thursday, February 20 1913 -
Vanderbilt - 29 (Head Coach: Oscar Nelson)
|Oscar Nelson (*)||2||12||16|
Kentucky - 42 (Head Coach: John J. Tigert)
|R. C. Preston||8||0||16|
Halftime Score: State University 20, Vanderbilt 11
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Vanderbilt 17 - 24|||||Miami (OH) 24 - 16|
Game Writeup - Lexington Leader
TABLES TURNED ON COMMODORES
Wildcats Get Scrappy and Play Is Snappy and the Crowds Cheer Loud When the Victor Scores
Devotees of the net game who journeyed to the State University Armory Thursday night saw the old Wildcat machine, carefully oiled and renovated, the break of Wednesday night repaired, gather speed as it went along and plunging headlong into the enviable record of the Commodores, puncture a hole in it as wide as the Panama Canal. The State University put to route and tramped upon the Vanderbilt five in the Armory Thursday night, winning by the score of 42 to 27.
After nursing for several hours the defeat of 24 to 17 at the hands of the Southerners Wednesday night, the locals came back strong and heavy and won a clean-cut verdict, thus breaking even in the series. The melee was alive with fast plays and unlike the preceding game, the Wildcats showed the ambition and fighting spirit of a real ball team. The State team deserved victory, for the game put up by them was the best seen on the local floor this season. To the vanquished is solace in the fact that they fought gamely, but the strong aggregation was destined to win. In the very beginning, when the local legion began to unravel its repertoire of fast plays it was seen that the visitors were on the losing side of the argument.
At times the fray was likened to a football contest, and all that was lacking was the football togs and the sound of 24-36-48 rising above the din and roar of the frenzied mass of spectators.
The largest crowd of the season was jammed in the Armory. The teams were greeted with much enthusiasm when they appeared on the floor. State got away with a two-point lead when Preston caged the ball in the beginning of the play. Soon the locals had a commanding lead and the first half ended with the score 20 to 11, the visitors being on the losing side.
The second period opened with the locals continuing their slaughtering tactics.
More skillful goal throwing is seldom seen than a few of the swift contributions of Preston and Morgan. Preston led in the number of goals thrown, totaling eight in all. Barnett played a better game than usual, while Tuttle and Scott continued to serve the same old high class article of ball.
Nelson, Davidson and Ryer bore the brunt of attack for the visitors. Nelson, the plucky little captain of the Commodores scored 17 of the 27 points.
** Note - Vanderbilt was awarded one point.