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    Question: Isn't the kickoff a live ball?

    Just watched the WV game on DVR and noticed that one of our kickoffs appeared to stop in the endzone and the refs called it a touchback. Isn't that a live ball?



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    Re: Question: Isn't the kickoff a live ball?

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    I believe the ball is dead when in the end zone unless the receiving team touches it before it goes to the ground (see the UNI playoff game last year).




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    Re: Question: Isn't the kickoff a live ball?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneCJ View Post
    Just watched the WV game on DVR and noticed that one of our kickoffs appeared to stop in the endzone and the refs called it a touchback. Isn't that a live ball?
    Similar to a punt, automatic touchback when it breaks the plane.



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    Re: Question: Isn't the kickoff a live ball?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneCJ View Post
    Just watched the WV game on DVR and noticed that one of our kickoffs appeared to stop in the endzone and the refs called it a touchback. Isn't that a live ball?

    I wondered this also.



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    Re: Question: Isn't the kickoff a live ball?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Similar to a punt, automatic touchback when it breaks the plane.
    Has this rule changed? It wasn't always this way.



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    Re: Question: Isn't the kickoff a live ball?

    If it breaks plane and hits the endzone its dead. If it was touched in field of play its live. If its caught in the endzone then they must take a knee for a touchback



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    Re: Question: Isn't the kickoff a live ball?

    Quote Originally Posted by hurdleisu24 View Post
    If it breaks plane and hits the endzone its dead. If it was touched in field of play its live. If its caught in the endzone then they must take a knee for a touchback
    ...this



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