Question: Isn't the kickoff a live ball?

Discussion in 'Football' started by CycloneCJ, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. CycloneCJ

    CycloneCJ Member

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    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?
     
  2. ISUAgronomist

    ISUAgronomist Well-Known Member

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  3. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    Similar to a punt, automatic touchback when it breaks the plane.
     
  4. Cycsk

    Cycsk Well-Known Member

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    I wondered this also.
     
  5. Lifer

    Lifer Member

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    Has this rule changed? It wasn't always this way.
     
  6. hurdleisu24

    hurdleisu24 Well-Known Member
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    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
     
  7. Psyclone Brian

    Psyclone Brian Well-Known Member

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    ...this
     

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