What is running play?

  • (noun): (American football) a play in which a player runs with the ball.
    Synonyms: run, running, running game

Some articles on running play, plays, play, running:

1998 Music City Bowl - Game Summary - Fourth Quarter
... After a running play was stopped for no gain, Clark completed a pass to Pegues, who ran for a first down at the Alabama nine-yard line ... Three plays later, Pegues crossed the goal line for a touchdown ... The first play of that drive resulted in a five-yard penalty against Virginia Tech ...
Halfback Option Play
... The halfback option play is an unorthodox play in American football ... It resembles a normal running play, but the running back has the option to throw a pass to a wide receiver or tight end before crossing the line of scrimmage ... The key to the play is fooling the defensive players, primarily the defensive backs ...
1998 Music City Bowl - Game Summary - Second Quarter
... a seven-yard pass to Hall, then Alexander lost three yards on a running play, setting up third down and 17 ... On the drive's first play, Tech committed a five-yard offsides penalty ... A rushing play was stopped for no gain, Zow threw an incomplete pass into the end zone, then Zow committed an intentional grounding penalty in an attempt to avoid ...
Super Bowl XXX - Game Summary
... from the 26-yard line, Williams could only gain 2 yards on a reverse play, forcing Dallas to settle for a 42-yard Chris Boniol field goal ... Four plays later, Aikman completed a 3-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jay Novacek (playing in what would be his last game, as Novacek missed the following season due to back ... unable to recover from the 13-yard loss and had to punt 2 plays later ...

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