What is field goal?

  • (noun): A score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the hoop.
    Synonyms: basket
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on field goal, field, field goals:

Detroit Pistons - Franchise History - 2000-2008: Return To Championship Contention
... the third quarter, Chauncey Billups hit a three-point field goal that gave the Pistons a three-point lead ... took 4.6 seconds, and since there were 5.1 seconds remaining when it began, the field goal was counted. 15 down in the third quarter to win Game 4 90–89, on a field goal by Tayshaun Prince with just 8.9 seconds to play, taking a 3–1 series lead ...
2008–09 NFL Playoffs - Wild Card Playoffs - Saturday, January 3, 2009 - AFC: San Diego Chargers 23, Indianapolis Colts 17 (OT)
... IND - Adam Vinatieri 43 yard field goal, 646. 4th Quarter SD - Nate Kaeding 26 yard field goal, 031 ... In the second quarter, an 18-yard punt return by Sproles gave the Chargers good field position on the Colts 44-yard line ...
List Of Virginia Tech Hokies Bowl Games - Game Capsules - 2005 Sugar Bowl
... game's early going was marked by defense and field goals ... half, and Auburn managed just three field goals, including one taken inside the Virginia Tech red zone after Auburn failed to score a touchdown from the Tech one-yard line ... elected to try for a touchdown rather than a field goal on fourth down, but were stopped ...
Notre Dame–USC Football Rivalry - Series History - 1960s - 1982
1963 - Notre Dame 17, USC 14 Ken Ivan's fourth quarter field goal proved to be the difference as the Irish avoided an 0-3 start by knocking off the defending national champions ... The Trojans scored twice in the second half to tie the score and after two unsuccessful field goal attempts by Notre Dame, the game ended in a tie ... As was the case a year earlier, the Irish missed a field goal late in the game that would have put them ahead ...

More definitions of "field goal":

  • (noun): A score in American football; a score made by kicking the ball between the opponents' goal posts.

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