Touchback

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  1. atlantacyclone

    atlantacyclone Well-Known Member

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    Tennessee just fumbled the ball into the endzone and GA gets the ball as a touchback. They mentioned the Texas game. How was that second fumble not a touchback?
     
  2. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    because texas.
     
  3. LutherBlue

    LutherBlue Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was a touchback if the ball was fumbled across the goal line and out of bounds.
     
  4. every_yard

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    Because the Texas player recovered it. It's only a touchback if it goes out of bounds.
     
  5. Rogue52

    Rogue52 Well-Known Member

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    Did Georgia actually recover the ball in the endzone? That would be the difference.
     
  6. Clonefan94

    Clonefan94 Well-Known Member

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    This, you can recover in the endzone, but with the no fumble forward for offense, it would be moved back to the previous spot. The ball is still live until it goes out of bounds through the endzone.
     
  7. ISUAlum2002

    ISUAlum2002 Well-Known Member

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    This. You can fumble the ball into the end zone as an offensive player and still recover it yourself. The ball is just returned to where you originally fumbled it.
     
  8. cyfan964

    cyfan964 Well-Known Member

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    Tennessee totally just pulled an us in that one. I totally know how those 100,000+ people are feeling.
     
  9. LivntheCyLife

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    I've always thought this rule was the most unfair rule in football. Such a huge difference between fumbling out of bounds at the 1 versus past the pylon in the end zone.
     
  10. awd4cy

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    If you don't make that the rule then how would you spot the ball after a fumble out of the end zone?
     
  11. DarkStar

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    Just like any other forward fumble out of bounds. The spot where the offensive player last had possession of the ball.
     
  12. awd4cy

    awd4cy Well-Known Member

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    I guess I've always liked the rule but I can see where others wouldn't.
     
  13. DarkStar

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    I started hating the rule when it cost us that game against Baylor. Gave Baylor their first conference road win ever.
     
  14. awd4cy

    awd4cy Well-Known Member

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    I do remember that now that you bring it up. Coleman fumble on the 1 right?
     
  15. DarkStar

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    Yes, I think that was it. I keep trying to forget all the kicks in the gonads during 05. still can't shake some of those plays.
     
  16. ISUAlum2002

    ISUAlum2002 Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure Baylor recovered the fumble in the end zone on that one, which triggered the touch back. If I remember right, Coleman's fumble happened right around the right side hash mark going toward the north end zone.
     
  17. DarkStar

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    #17 DarkStar, Oct 6, 2013
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    Didn't we have two fumbles go into the endzone that game. one was recovered and the other went out of bounds. Like I said, I have a big mental block around that game.

    Edit. Just went and looked at the box score. You are right. only one fumble into the endzone and it was recovered. Pretty sure we did it at least once that year. just don't remember which game.
     
  18. mtowncyclone13

    mtowncyclone13 Well-Known Member

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    would you rather lose how we did or how Tennessee did?
     
  19. DarkStar

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    Reminds me of my favorite lines in moneyball.

    Which would you rather take. One to the head or five to the chest.
    Are those my only options?
     
  20. SenorCy

    SenorCy Well-Known Member

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    No
     

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