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    Rules question....

    I suppose I should know this....

    In the Military bowl, there was a punt downed at the goal line. When looking at the replay, the announcers said they had to have possession to get it downed before the goal line.

    In the Holiday Bowl, as soon as a kickoff hit the Texas player's back, it was downed at that point.

    Is this just a difference between punts and kickoffs, or did I not see it correctly?



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    Re: Rules question....

    A kickoff is a live ball and becomes dead only after one of the teams covers it and is downed. Either team can get possession on a kickoff. A punt is not live and can be downed by the punting team without the receiving team losing possession.


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    Re: Rules question....

    Yep you have to have possession (kicking team) of the ball in order to down it, if you don't have possession you don't technically have the ball.



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    Re: Rules question....

    Thanks!



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    Re: Rules question....

    not sure of the plays you are talking about, im not watching. but....
    in hs football atleast, there is a rule called first touching. lets say the punting team first touches the ball at the 15 yard line and it rolls to the 5 where they gain possession and down the ball. the ball will be spotted at the 15. this prevents a team from tapping or rolling the ball as far as they can.



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