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USA70PP

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Navy kicks a short FG to go ahead of Kansas State 13-10. When the ball was snapped there was three seconds on the clock. The kick was good, but two seconds were put back on the clock and a kick off ensued. If the kick had been ten or so yards longer would the clock have expired during the play? I guess what I'm asking is how is the time measured on a FG attempt?
 

USA70PP

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You could be correct, but I looked up after the last of three straight TOs called by K-State and I was certain there were only three seconds on the clock. Even if there had been 5 seconds on the clock when the ball was snapped, it didn't get to the holder with no time going off the clock. So if what I saw was three seconds when he kicked the ball, how did only one second go off the clock through the kick sequence?
 

chito

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There were 5 seconds left before the FG, not 3. Snap to kick at the college level is 1.2 -1.3 any more than that the kick is blocked.
 

USA70PP

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You are correct. Just watched a replay. So time stops when the ball crosses the uprights or goes wide. I think then that had the kick been 10 yards longer the time would have expired before the play was over.
 

AllSports12

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Navy kicks a short FG to go ahead of Kansas State 13-10. When the ball was snapped there was three seconds on the clock. The kick was good, but two seconds were put back on the clock and a kick off ensued. If the kick had been ten or so yards longer would the clock have expired during the play? I guess what I'm asking is how is the time measured on a FG attempt?
Under NCAA Rules.....

"The game clock shall stop on an official’s signal after a touchdown, field goal or safety. "

In this case when either a whistle is sounded (which should be rare) or when the hands go up signifying the attempt was successful, the clock should stop...... the clock on TV, albeit not official, showed 0:03 when the officials' hands went up signalling the score.
 
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USA70PP

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Thanks. The way you explained the rule makes me wonder if it is the same for HS and pro. That's one I am sure is the same.
 

AllSports12

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Thanks. The way you explained the rule makes me wonder if it is the same for HS and pro. That's one I am sure is the same.
They aren't....

In both the NFL and NFHS Rules, the clock stops when a field goal is successful. Both rule codes define a successful field goal as a ball passing through the vertical plane of the the crossbar between the uprights, however the NFL and NCAA does have a provision that if the ball somehow blows back between the uprights above the crossbar having not touched anything behind the goal posts, then the field goal is no good.

In the NFL if the ball is above the uprights, the ball has to between the outside edges of the uprights. Under NFHS Rules, the ball must be inside the uprights extended if the ball is above the upright.
 
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USA70PP

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I recall talk some years back about a team claiming that when a door was opened in a domed stadium that the draft caused by the door being opened blew a FG attempt wide. Maybe maybe not, but would anyone chose to attempt a kick into a wind strong enough to blow the ball back toward the kicker?
 

chito

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I recall talk some years back about a team claiming that when a door was opened in a domed stadium that the draft caused by the door being opened blew a FG attempt wide. Maybe maybe not, but would anyone chose to attempt a kick into a wind strong enough to blow the ball back toward the kicker?
 
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