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This was the second game in a short-lived intersectional rivalry between what was called the "Green Indians" of Dartmouth and the "Red Indians" of Stanford. They had first met in Palo Alto the year before---coincidentally just one year after Stanford had formally adopted its "Indian" nickname and mascot---and this year the demand for tickets was so great that the game was moved to the 45,000+ capacity of Harvard's Soldier's Field. The Stanford squad was given the royal welcome, being housed at the nearby Belmont Country Club.
The game itself wasn't much of a contest. Our "Green Indians" were a power amongst the Ivies, but against the battle-seasoned men of the Pacific Coast Conference wars they offered little resistance. At this point the rivalry was suspended until the end of the decade, when it was then concluded for good with another pair of cross-country games.