? As the ball
carrier cuts around end he stumbles, touches the turf on the 20-yard line with
one hand, regains his balance and continues to the 30. At the 30 he is hit by a
tackier and knocked to his knees, only to rise again and keep running until
brought down on the 40. Where should the ball be declared dead?
permissible for the hands to be in contact with the ground, but when any other
portion of the body touches, play ceases. In this instance, play would
terminate at the 30-yard line, where the runner's knees touched. Professional
rules, however, permit the ball carrier to continue running unless a defensive
player has made contact with him.
? Is there any
difference in the number of free time-outs allotted in college and professional
teams are allowed five a half, professionals just three.
?What should the
rulings be in these closely related cases?: Team A's fullback fumbles, and the
ball is recovered in the opponent's end zone by 1) a player from Team B, 2) a
teammate or 3) a player from Team B who tries to run with ball but is tackled
before he can gel out of the end zone.
?1) Touchback. 2)
Touchdown. 3) Safety.
?What are the
major differences between the T formation and the split-T?
?Linemen in the
split-T are spaced farther apart than in the T, creating wider avenues for the
runners. Blocking, because of the wider line spacing, is simpler. Linemen must
merely keep open for the runners the holes that already exist. The T
quarterback, after taking the snap from center, spins around to pitch out, hand
off or drop back to pass. The quarterback in the split-T, by contrast, slides
along behind his linemen, trying to force his opponents to commit themselves
before exercising his options. The split-T is a more volatile offense than the
T, and its trademarks include the pass-run option, running pitchouts and
are not allowed to wear the same color jerseys. Which team would be obliged to
change if both intended to wear the same color?
team would be required to change.