"It's twice as hard to prepare kids to go both ways," Riendeau said before the Kenyon game, "and it's a much larger burden on the squad. These kids are giving too much of themselves now."
Yet the Yeomen upset Kenyon 14-6, scoring their winning points opportunely. A bad snap from center on an intended extra-point kick led to an improvised pass for a two-point conversion; a 58-yard runback of an intercepted pass in the fourth quarter gave Oberlin the touchdown that clinched the game.
What is particularly cheering about all this is the campus reaction. Professor George H. Andrews of Oberlin's mathematics department even wrote to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED about it. "Needless to say," Professor Andrews declared, "we are very proud of our courageous 16."