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largeone59 Sat Nov 19, 2005 12:02am

This has probably been asked on the board allready, so if it was, i apologize.

What was the deal with the fumble in the Auburn-Georgia game where the ball was punched out of the Auburn RB's hands at about the 4, and the ball was recovered in the endzone?

Why was this not a touchdown?

jfurdell Sat Nov 19, 2005 12:45am

NCAA has a rule about fumbles on 4th down... if the ball is fumbled forward and is recovered by the fumbling team, it goes back to the spot of the fumble.

http://www.suntimes.com/output/campu...pt-high13.html

Theisey Sat Nov 19, 2005 08:22am

for completeness, same fumble rule applies on TRYs.

largeone59 Sat Nov 19, 2005 08:00pm

Quote:

Originally posted by jfurdell
NCAA has a rule about fumbles on 4th down... if the ball is fumbled forward and is recovered by the fumbling team, it goes back to the spot of the fumble.

http://www.suntimes.com/output/campu...pt-high13.html

So if this was 3rd down, it would have been a touchdown?

TXMike Sat Nov 19, 2005 08:21pm

Yes sir, 6 points

TXMike Sun Nov 20, 2005 06:41am

Their take was that the player was touching OOB when he first touched the ball in the EZ. Were that true, then touchback would be the correct ruling. If I am remembering this play correctly, it did look like that might have happened but after many replays I was satisifed it had not.


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