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, play, plays, running:

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 ... Alexander advanced to the five-yard line on a running play, and Zow completed a touchdown pass to Vaughn for the Tide's first points of the game ... On the drive's first play, Tech committed a five-yard offsides penalty ...
Super Bowl XXX - Game Summary
... 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 injuries before retiring ... unable to recover from the 13-yard loss and had to punt 2 plays later ... On the next play, Aikman completed a 19-yard pass to Novacek, bringing up second down and 1 to go from the 15-yard line ...
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 - 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 ...

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