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Old 08-31-14, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by EastYoungstown View Post
A forth down and 20 play begins with a false start on the offense and ends with a personal foul for a late hit in the defense after a ten yard run. Where is the ball spotted? What down is it?
After the false start penalty enforcement it is 4th and 25.

The 10 yard run is short of the line to gain, so the ball changes possession on downs. The opponent is penalized for the dead ball foul and starts their new possession 1sgt and 10 from a spot that is 15 s behind the dead ball spot. (the penalty could also be half the distance to the goal)

This happens more often than you think and is often penalized incorrectly. The offense by, rule will never retain possession in this instance.
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