1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Random college football rule question

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by mustangj17, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    This is an off-the-wall scenario that I have never seen happen but what if it did?

    Does anyone know what would happen?

    Team A is going for a two point conversion. They turn the ball over and Team B takes the ball out of the end zone.

    After leaving the end zone, the player from TEAM B, runs back into the end zone and gets tackled.

    Is it a safety?

    Forget forward progress because the player from team b ran back under his own power.
  2. Yodel

    Yodel Active Member

    It's a one-point safety. Happened to Texas A&M versus Texas a couple years ago.
  3. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    It's a one-point safety. Happened in a Texas-Texas A&M game a few years ago.


    EDIT: Beat me to it. So that I feel I've added something to the discussion, it's possible for either team to score a safety on a two-point attempt. So theoretically, it would be possible for a team to finish with one point. Incredibly, fantastically unlikely, but possible.
  4. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Thanks guys. A 2-1 game is bound to happen someday.
  5. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    I don't think so. They way I understand it, whatever type of one-point score can only come after a touchdown. However, I'm still waiting for a 1-0 CFL game.
  6. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Yeah... you are right.. haha.

    A 6-1 game.
  7. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    OK, another OT question I've wondered about.

    First possession of OT, Team A's pass is intercepted and B runs all the way down to the 5-yard line before getting tackled. Can B begin its possession at the 5, or must ALL offensive drives in OT start at the 25?
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    They start at the 25.
  9. Seahawk

    Seahawk Member

    Does the defense only get one point for returning a conversion attempt? I thought it was two points.
  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Two points. The scenario above was referring to the defender getting tackled after returning to his own end zone.

    And a 6-1 game is still impossible. The team that scored the touchdown would get the 1-point safety.
  11. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    No it could happen.

    Team A scores.

    Goes for the two.

    Team B intercepts the pass runs it back, but fumbles it on say the five. Team A grabs it on the one, runs back into the endzone and gets tackled. 1pt safety

    Team B gets one point.

    Team A already had 6


    (I think)
  12. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    DESKSLAVE SAID: it's possible for either team to score a safety on a two-point attempt.

    So yeah 6-1 could happen.

    The only scores that couldn't would be like 0-1, 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-1, 5-1, 7-1.

    6-1 could happen on above mentioned scenario. 8-1 could also happen.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page