122 A PRIMER OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL
ball puts it down on the ground and puts
it in play by kicking it forward or snap¬
ping it back."
By scrimmage is meant playing from
a down. The ball is generally put into
play by snapping it back instead of kick¬
ing it forward.
There are very few start-offs in a game
as compared with the plays from a down.
The former is determined by the number
of touch-downs made, the latter by the
speed of the team. There are three sepa¬
rate and distinct styles of playing from a
down, which will be taken up in order and
(a) The Direct Attack.—This is a style
of offence generally known as "Straight"
football, "Common," "Ordinary," or
" Barnyard " football.
The object of this style is to take a
given point by force instead of stratagem.
It aims to take the field by storm of shot
and shell, not to draw the enemy's atten-