Please explain this to me...

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  1. agcy68

    agcy68 Well-Known Member

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    If the punting team touches the ball, isn't it down?
     
  2. jsmith86

    jsmith86 Well-Known Member

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    You forgot about the "Is ISU still in the game" rule.
     
  3. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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    I thought so and we definitely touched it
     
  4. D UP Clones

    D UP Clones Active Member

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    NO it isn't

    and our stupid players should know it isn't down until you actually possess the ball for a second or down it.

    You can't just touch it for a second or hit it. Stupid play by isu
     
  5. JUKEBOX

    JUKEBOX Well-Known Member

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    Re: NO it isn't

    This.
     
  6. agcy68

    agcy68 Well-Known Member

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    So then why don't we just bump it down to the 5 yard line every time we punt?
     
  7. tim_redd

    tim_redd Well-Known Member

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    If the punting team just touches it, it's still a live ball. That was the correct call.
     
  8. Mr Janny

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    No, they have to have possession of it for it to be down. think of when players bat the ball away from the endzone trying to save a touchback. They have to do more than just touch it.
     
  9. JUKEBOX

    JUKEBOX Well-Known Member

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    Because it will automatically go back to where the person first bumped it.
     
  10. D UP Clones

    D UP Clones Active Member

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    The returning team can either take the ball there or take it from the return. You can't just keep hitting it. It goes back to first touch if they don't return it.
     
  11. Cytom5

    Cytom5 Well-Known Member

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    Im so tired of everyone blaming the officials. we have consistently been a bad team = officials doing there job and calling penalties that we commit its been the same story all 5 weeks
     
  12. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh...that makes sense
     

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