Rules Question (KU-A&M Game)

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  1. Doc

    Doc Well-Known Member

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    I might of missed something here, but do you guys remember the play where Reesing's arm was hit, and while his arm was moving forward at the time, the pass went backward about three or four yards. The A&M player never touched the ball, just Reesing's arm. Why is it not considered a lateral?
     
  2. brianhos

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    I think it was because his arm was moving forward, and it just kinda slipped out. But that is the first thing I thought too.
     
  3. ISUAlum2002

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    Arm moving forward = pass attempt.
     
  4. JJ4ISU

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    That is the rule, but it doesn't make sense to me. If the ball goes backward, it should be a live ball, in my opinion.
     
  5. Doc

    Doc Well-Known Member

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    Just because his arm moves forward doesn't mean it's a forward pass. I'm not sure that's an adequate explanation.
     
  6. ISUAlum2002

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    Sigh. If his arm is moving forward in a throwing motion, it is a forward pass, no matter if the ball is knocked away or not. Better?
     
  7. ST8ER23

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    what if he is throwing it backwards?
     
  8. 06_CY

    06_CY Well-Known Member

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    So by your explanation, when you throw a ball to a WR who is a yard back of the QB, the qb's arm doesn't move forward? :skeptical:

    I couldn't believe it wasn't ruled a backwards pass, a fumble and a subsequent TD by aTm.
     
  9. ISUAlum2002

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    Does it move forward down the field of play? Nope. :skeptical:
     
  10. TedKumsher

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    If the ball is knocked out, then you can't ***PROVE*** that the pass WOULD HAVE GONE backwards. Therefore, by rule, if the arm is "moving forward" (which is specifically in relative relation to the qb's BODY, not the FIELD) it is a forward pass. Otherwise you can extend the logic to say that a pass which is batted down in the air and subsequently lands behind the qb (in relation to field position) transforms into a lateral . . .

    No I'm not quoting anything official. That seems to be the most likely logical explanation.

    Ted
     
  11. Incyte

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    I have no doubt that that was a fumble. The ball wasn't deflected but yet went backward. That means at the release point his arm was going backward.

    Result? Fumble.
     
  12. CloneAggie

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    Being at the game, I'll admit I thought it should have been a turnover, but never saw a replay of it to see if was a forward pass or not. The sad part is A&M then had to take a timeout because the guy that recovered it was "hanging out" in the end zone. They could have used that timeout later in the game. Regardless...

    From Rules Book
     
  13. TxCycloneFan

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    He took his sweet time getting off the field. ARRRRRGGGG!!!!!!
     

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