running game

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Noun1.running game - (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing teamrunning game - (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team; "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running"
American football, American football game - a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
football play - (American football) a play by the offensive team
draw play, draw - (American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage
end run, sweep - (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
return - (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble
reverse - (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction
rushing, rush - (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line; "the linebackers were ready to stop a rush"
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Smith said: "We've made no secret of the fact that we're aiming towards more of a running game, and as the head of strength and conditioning, a lot of the onus for that is on me.
Looking exclusively at the numbers, one would think that UCLA has discovered a running game.
The problem is their own passing game is impressive, while their running game has been affected by injuries.
The 4-3 defense is basically an inside-out, gap-control defense that attempts to take away the inside running game and force the offense to run wide and pass.
CORVALLIS - Gone is Oregon State's once famed and feared running game, lost in a pile of passing yards Grand Canyon deep.
Businesses that have refined their running game in this tight economy are doing quite well, all things considered.
Madden NFL 07 continues to lead with innovation and gameplay by reinventing the running game with the all-new Lead Blocker Control and the new highlight stick so you can run like the real players run.
After a 7-5 season, in which its running game gained 1,939 yards, Michigan churned out 2,270 yards this season.
The ability to move safeties in and out of the box will serve to enhance your chances of stopping the opposing running game.
com of the 2006 World Cup soccer tournament with extensive coverage that includes daily video and running game commentary, along with a blog by Roger Cohen, editor at large of the International Herald Tribune, and reporting by a team of sports writers and columnists.
Baker said the running game problems are not solely the line's responsibility.
We like to use the triple and double option out of the shotgun to complement our running game.