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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

October 8, 2006 at 9:15 AM

Fake apparently legal

A number of you have asked whether the ball should have been declared dead when USC pulled off that fake field goal in the first quarter since the holder appeared to have his knee on the ground when he got the snap.
Apparently, that is a legal play, and here is the section of the NCAA rule book I was referred to by a school official in the press box Saturday.
It is section B that is the key part of that rule, which points out exceptions to the knee down rule.
UW defensive coordinator Kent Baer said he wasn’t sure the play was legal but he was referring to the alignment and where Steve Smith was when the ball was snapped, and not anything concerning the holder.
As for the clock stoppage situation being reviewable, I am under the impression it is not, but I will try to get a firmer ruling on that later.
I am flying back and won’t be able to attend to the blog for a few hours but we’ll have more later today or tonight.

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