Field Goal

A field goal is a general term used in some sports wherein a goal may be scored either during general play ("from the field") or via some sort of free shot. In American football, some rugby games and some basketball shots of certain distance, a field goal is worth three points or one point.

The term may refer to:

  • Field goal (American and Canadian football), a kick used to score points in American and Canadian football
  • Field goal (rugby), a kick used to score points in rugby league football and rugby union football
  • Field goal (basketball), a shot used to score points in basketball

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Miner's Cup - Recent Contests - 2007
... Steve Short, MTU's quarterback, to Keith White, while the Wildcats' scoring came on a 32 yard field goal, a 79 yd pass from Buddy Rivera to Fred Wells, a 35 yard pass from ... This field goal was the longest of his career, and only 3 yards away from NMU's record ...
List Of Virginia Tech Hokies Bowl Games - Game Capsules - 2012 Sugar Bowl
... scored first, converting the its first possession into on a field goal ... Virginia Tech added another field goal in the second quarter, but Michigan scored a touchdown in the final minute to take a 7–6 lead, and then recovered a Virginia ... Michigan kicked a field goal as time expired in the first half to take a 10–6 lead ...
September 2008 In Sports - 21 September 2008 (Sunday)
... Bills 24, Oakland Raiders 23 The Bills score 17 points in the final 8 minutes, capped off by a field goal from Rian Lindell as time expires. 10-point deficit in the final 4 minutes of regulation against his former team, with Matt Bryant's field goal securing the win in overtime. 26, Cincinnati Bengals 23 (OT) John Carney's field goal in overtime sends the Giants to 3–0 for the first time since 2000 ...
Turnover On Downs
... another four downs to gain another ten yards (an event called a "first down") or cross the goal line for a score ... team possession, or attempt to kick a field goal if close enough ... are Only a small distance is needed to gain a first down A team is close to, but not within field goal range The game's end is near, and if the team ...
Colts–Patriots Rivalry - Notable Games
... the Patriots closed to a 7-6 fourth-quarter score on two Gino Cappelletti field goals ... in the fourth off Colt turnovers and the game-winning Adam Vinatieri field goal came in the final thirty seconds ... However, thanks to a leap in field position due to a pass interference call, Colts RB Joseph Addai scored a touchdown on a four-yard run with 223 left to make the score 34-28 ...

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