174 A PRIMER OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL
it will more than likely go over the line,
so that the full-back need not worry about
that. In this territory, also, the greatest
possible effort should be made to get the
ball. The centre men especially should
play for the ball.
The centre man and guard may make
a hole to allow the quarter-back to go
through and work deadly havoc with the
play. Everybody should play for the ball.
Sharp, desperate, active breaking through,
added to the nervousness of the other side,
will often get the defensive eleven out of
a small hole.
When inside opponents' thirty-five-yard
line, the ends, instead of dropping back
and out when the opposing side is going
to kick, should play up in the line, and go
through to try to block the kick. The
ends, to be sure, are at the longest dis¬
tance from the kicker, but they may dis¬
tract the blockers sufficiently to help some
other man to stop the kick.