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Fumble into end zone - similar to Pitt and Denver fumble

 
 
Reply Tue 27 Nov, 2018 05:23 pm
So the defensive player jars the ball loose on the one yardline and it rolls into the end zone. Both of the players go out of bounds but no one else is close enough to recover the fumble. Let's say the out of bounds offensive player establishes himself in bounds and recovers the ball in the end zone. But, he cannot be the first player to touch the ball. Is it a touchdown, does the offense get the ball on the 20 or is it simply a yardage penalty four touching the ball that is enforced from the goal line? What happens?
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Reply Tue 25 Dec, 2018 08:31 am
@Ronmatagalpa,
AFAIK it would be a yardage penalty from the point of the fumble not from the end zone. It's a live ball so the offensive player should go for the ball in your scenario even though it's a penalty since you indicate the other offensive players are unable to recover the ball, but of course the penalty precludes it being a TD. AFAIK the defensive player who also stepped out of bounds should not try to recover the ball since that would be a penalty and would not gain possession (a turnover).
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