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Sack yardage

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by wickedwritah, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    I know we've covered this before, but a quick search ain't helping me.

    Sack yards ... count as team rushing (i.e. fumble recovery) or individual rushing?
  2. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    According to the NCAA manual, individual rushing.
  3. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Thank you. I thought that, but then I was having a moment of self-doubt.

    I wish we could get the stats discussion thread stickied, since it's an immense, quick resource.
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    High school and NCAA count it as individual rushing. The NFL does not.
  5. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Well-Known Member

    Another example of how the NFL manages to take something simple and screw it up.
  6. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    If I really stretched, I could probably make it a yard.
  7. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    In high school or college, it can only be on what appears to be a passing attempt. If a quarterback is tackled behind the line of scrimmage on an option play, it's not a sack.
  8. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    That would really hurt to have one's scrotum knocked over the Green Monster.
  9. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    That's fucking great. My egg roll is trying to make a comeback.
  10. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    That's true. But it would just affect defensive stats (sacks), since whether its a sack or a rush, it would still be one carry and the negative yards.
  11. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Actually, I think counting it as passing yardage kind of makes sense. If it's clearly a passing play, and it loses yardage, why wouldn't that come off the passing total?
  12. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Well-Known Member

    It's only a passing play when the ball is passed forward. Although someone is in shotgun or dropping back, there is no pass — hence no passing attempt, completion or yardage — until the ball is passed.
    Of course, this is the same organization which let a defender be penalized last year for roughing the passer on a sack in which the quarterback never threw the ball.
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