Section 2 Touchdown TOUCHDOWN PLAYS Article 1 Touchdown Plays.A touchdown is scored when: (a) the ball is on, above, or behind the plane of the opponents’ goal line and is in possession of a runner who has advanced from the field of play; or (b) a ball in possession of an airborne runner is on, above, or behind the plane of the goal line, and some part of the ball passed over or inside the pylon; or (c) a ball in player possession touches the pylon, provided that, after contact by an opponent, no part of the player’s body, except his hands or feet, struck the ground before the ball touched the pylon; or (d) any player who is legally inbounds catches or recovers a loose ball (3-2-3) that is on, above, or behind the opponent’s goal line; or (e) the Referee awards a touchdown to a team that has been denied one by a palpably unfair act.
SUPPLEMENTAL NOTES (1) The ball is automatically dead when it is in legal possession of a player and is on, above, or behind the opponent’s goal line. (2) the player is attempting to catch a pass, the ball is not dead, and a touchdown is not scored, until the receiver completes the catch. See Rule 3, Section 2, Article 7. A.R.
11.1 Third-and-goal on B2. Runner A1 goes to the goal line with the ball over the plane of the goal line. He is tackled, fumbles, and the defensive team recovers in the end zone. Ruling: Touchdown.
The ball is automatically dead at the instant of legal player possession on the opponent’s goal line. A.R. 11.2 Second-and-10 on B18. Runner A1 takes handoff and runs down the sideline toward the goal line with the ball in his outside arm.
He crosses the goal line plane standing with the ball to the outside of the pylon. Ruling: Touchdown.
Part of the ball crossing over or inside the pylon only applies to an airborne runner who lands out of bounds.Reference: Steelers Pats game December 17 2017 Total case of micromanaging when the game does not go to the planned script YOU NOW ARE NOTHING BUT THE WWE Later as I have little interest in watching this so called sport any longer
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