The Dauntless team wanted at least to make a field goal—to tie the score.
The principal scores in football are the "touchdown" and the "field goal."
Anyway, we were on Penn's 35-yard line and I kicked a field goal.
Randall lost the pigskin on fumbles, and when Wescott got it again they kicked a field goal.
Then Holly Cross decided to try for a field goal, but the wind carried it to one side, and his mates groaned.
There was every indication that a try for a field goal was about to be made, and Holly Cross got back.
A touchdown, a field goal, or a safety for either side now would win the game and the championship.
Clavering tried for a field goal, but to the sharp distress of his supporters the ball went wide of the mark.
But he was proud even to do that, and made a field goal that merited him considerable applause.
It was not unusual for the ball to be passed from player to player after a scrimmage until a touchdown or a field goal was made.