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    Touchback

    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?



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    Re: Touchback

    because texas.



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    Re: Touchback

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



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    Re: Touchback

    Quote Originally Posted by LutherBlue View Post
    I thought it was a touchback if the ball was fumbled across the goal line and out of bounds.
    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.



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    Re: Touchback

    Quote Originally Posted by atlantacyclone View Post
    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?
    Because the Texas player recovered it. It's only a touchback if it goes out of bounds.



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    Re: Touchback

    Quote Originally Posted by every_yard View Post
    Because the Texas player recovered it. It's only a touchback if it goes out of bounds.
    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.



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    Re: Touchback

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



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    Re: Touchback

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


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    Re: Touchback

    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.



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    Re: Touchback

    Quote Originally Posted by LivntheCyLife View Post
    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.
    If you don't make that the rule then how would you spot the ball after a fumble out of the end zone?



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    Re: Touchback

    Quote Originally Posted by awd4cy View Post
    If you don't make that the rule then how would you spot the ball after a fumble out of the end zone?
    Just like any other forward fumble out of bounds. The spot where the offensive player last had possession of the ball.


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    Re: Touchback

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



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    Re: Touchback

    Quote Originally Posted by awd4cy View Post
    I guess I've always liked the rule but I can see where others wouldn't.
    I started hating the rule when it cost us that game against Baylor. Gave Baylor their first conference road win ever.


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    Re: Touchback

    Quote Originally Posted by awd4cy View Post
    I guess I've always liked the rule but I can see where others wouldn't.
    I'd be ok with it if the defensive team got any ball that is fumbled out of bounds as it would reward the defense for forcing the fumble. I just don't like the inconsistency between the field of play and the end zone.



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    Re: Touchback

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkStar View Post
    Just like any other forward fumble out of bounds. The spot where the offensive player last had possession of the ball.
    This makes a lot of sense. I would support this as the rule.


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