This Week in Amherst History- November 15, 1884

The historic rivalry’s first contest, held at Williams, was far more one-sided than this year’s meeting. Unfortunately for our beloved Jeffs, the Ephs had the upper hand, and they left the Jeffs with an unpleasant 15-2 loss.

The game itself, however, was rather uninteresting. “The most interesting part of the exhibition was the mud,” reported The Student. After an early Williams field goal, “the remainder of the inning was spent pleasantly, neither side seeming to have any affection for the other’s goal.”

While Williams scored repeatedly in the second half, Amherst failed both offensively and defensively. “Amherst punted well and fell down gracefully,” said The Student. “When an Amherst man tried to run, the spectacle was painful.”