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Old Sun Sep 14, 2003, 08:50pm
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BktBallRef is correct for the play you described. Here is how the facemask would work on the loose ball play: A1 drops back to pass. Rushing lineman B1 grabs and twists A2's face mask. A1 then throws a legal forward pass that is caught 10 yards downfield by A3 who then advances 20 more yards. Here the foul occured during a loose ball play (the run that precedes a legal forward pass), so the basic spot is the LOS, and this is also the enforcement spot: 15 yards from the previous spot. Here A would likely decline the penalty since the play picked up more yardage than the penalty would.
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