THE offense (playi to left) put the ball in play at a point in line with official standing in . From open formation it was passed to the kicker (not in picture) who first made pretense to drop kick, thus line-men toward him. (See group at right). He then passed to a back (seen in foreground catching the ball) who meanwhile had run laterally toward the camera.
Certain of the offensive linemen may be seen in position to offer assistance for the ensuing run. They are not allowed (by rule) to interfere with opponents until the ball has been caught. In this respect note to what a nicety the player on extreme left has "timed" his interference. As a result of this and later inter-ference the runner was enabled to make material gain on this play.
Harvard tried the same - - in 1921. The play was beautifully executed and the runner scored a touchdown after a forty yard run. However, Harvard's right end was offside, so the play was not allowed and a penalty of five yards was inflicted upon the offending team. This was the big "break" of the game, as the score at that time was 6-0 in favor of Centre, with less than five minutes to play. Harvard vs. Centre College 1920.