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It starts to the left and the tackle takes the end. Hornung has to take the right linebacker but that man reads the play and moves to the outside and it is a tough block for Paul. As Taylor tries to cut he loses a step when his left foot slips on the wet turf, and their inside pursuit cuts him off and we lose a yard.
"Lew!" I'm hollering to Carpenter because I want to rest Hornung for a field goal. "Go in for Paul!"
It is third and eight now, and we are in Blue Right. Starr fakes our 37 to Taylor and rolls out to his right. Ron Kramer is running a corner pattern to his right and Starr spots him deep in the end zone and throws. Ron appears to have his man beaten, but the ball is overthrown. We come 80 yards and miss by an inch.
"All right, Paul!" I say. "Let's go! Field-goal team!" I am thinking, let's get three, at least, now. Let's make ourselves big out there and let's get at least three.
We get the three. Hornung puts it right between those posts, but we still should have had seven.
Hornung kicks off high to them, and almost immediately we have the ball back. Now we're on our 43 and in Red Right and here it comes—that backs divide—and they're blitzing again. Hornung takes that linebacker, as I just told him, and Max cuts off his route and he's open. Starr hits him over the middle for 10 yards and another first down.
Beautiful, I'm thinking. That's the way to play this game, and now....
"Wait a minute!" Bill Austin says. "Penalty. Offside."
"Who?" I say.
"Us," Bill says. "I don't know who it was."