being well protected by the tackle going
through it every time, the guards face in
towards the centre, and so protect the cen¬
tre holes fairly well. The line from tackle
to tackle is very strong in the defence.
But the ends rather play the old safety
game, through and out instead of through
Princeton's defence—and indeed many
colleges use a modified form thereof—is
marked by the constant playing of half¬
back between the tackles and guard.
Many teams allow the half to get in be¬
tween tackle and guard and out again.
But the Princeton halves stand in tackle
place more continuously This makes
the line longer, but not thicker; and the
half and tackle playing opposite the op¬
posing tackles may fool him or rattle him,
so as to allow both men to go through.
This, however, will not phase an old
player who knows enough to take the in¬
side man and call to the end to take the