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 ...
1998 Music City Bowl - Game Summary - Second Quarter
... 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 ...
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 ...
Super Bowl XXX - Game Summary
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 injuries before ... fumble, but the Steelers were unable to recover from the 13-yard loss and had to punt 2 plays later ...

Famous quotes containing the words play and/or running:

    I will play the swan,
    And die in music.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    It was far in the sameness of the wood;
    I was running with joy on the Demon’s trail,
    Though I knew what I hunted was no true god.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)