During half-time, Coach Kilmer attempts to inject an injured Wendall with painkillers to allow him to play despite the fact it could lead to a permanent injury. Mox stands up to Kilmer and refuses to play if Kilmer injects Wendall, which would force a forfeit. Kilmer attacks Mox, causing the entire team to turn against him. Disgraced, Kilmer returns to his office and the team win without his guidance. In the end Lance becomes a successful coach, Wendall gets a scholarship, Kilmer retires and Mox goes to Brown University and never plays football again.