CFB 2023 Week 2: Texas at Alabama

CFB_Rules

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From the center exchange...I don't think so.
The snap is a backwards pass by rule. If it’s muffed then it’s a dropped backwards pass.

2-23-1c:

“If, during any backward motion of a legal snap, the ball slips from the snapper’s hand, it becomes a backward pass and is in play”
 

SoxJox

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The snap is a backwards pass by rule. If it’s muffed then it’s a dropped backwards pass.

2-23-1c:

“If, during any backward motion of a legal snap, the ball slips from the snapper’s hand, it becomes a backward pass and is in play”
As your screen name suggests, I should. I will bow to your greater knowledge.
 

canderson

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The snap is a backwards pass by rule. If it’s muffed then it’s a dropped backwards pass.

2-23-1c:

“If, during any backward motion of a legal snap, the ball slips from the snapper’s hand, it becomes a backward pass and is in play”
I just want to again thank you for sharing your expertise with us. It is greatly appreciated.
 

CFB_Rules

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@CFB_Rules what does the spread arm with clenched fists signal from the referee/umpire mean?
Means the offense is substituting so the defense gets a chance to match up. Signal comes from the sideline typically until the Referee picks it up. He then decides if the defense has made their substitutions promptly and then drops the signal once completed. For as long as the signal is up the offense cannot snap the ball.
 

SoxJox

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Means the offense is substituting so the defense gets a chance to match up. Signal comes from the sideline typically until the Referee picks it up. He then decides if the defense has made their substitutions promptly and then drops the signal once completed. For as long as the signal is up the offense cannot snap the ball.
@CFB_Rules thanks. You'll find me a good student I hope.
 

McBride11

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Means the offense is substituting so the defense gets a chance to match up. Signal comes from the sideline typically until the Referee picks it up. He then decides if the defense has made their substitutions promptly and then drops the signal once completed. For as long as the signal is up the offense cannot snap the ball.
Had no idea. Thank you. Same in NFL?