The formation is precisely the same as that shown in diagram fifty-four. The ball is put in play as before, and the wedge advances straight down the field.

As the on-coming rushers strike it, the wedge suddenly opens at some point previously agreed upon, and allows qb, who carries the ball, to break through and dart down the field.

The opening usually selected is that between guard and tackle, as shown in cut A; in this case, the guard and tackle separate and force their opponents to the left and right, respectively, while qb, with his head down, and fb pushing him from behind, forces his way through, and breaks clear of the wedge.

This opening may be made either to the right or left, and at any point desired.