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Rule – 4 Ball in Play, Dead Ball, Out of Bounds
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Rule 11 – The Officials: Jurisdiction and Duties
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Appendix A Game-Official Guidelines for Serious On-Field Player Injuries
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Appendix B Lightning Policy
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Appendix C Concussions
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Appendix D Field Diagrams
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Appendix E Equipment: Additional Details
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Appendix F – Official Football Signals
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Appendix G Summary of Penalties
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Appendix H Accommodations for Student-Athletes with Disabilities
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Part II: Interpretations
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Table of Contents for Approved Rulings
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List of New and Modified Approved Rulings
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NCAA Rules
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How Scored

ARTICLE 1. A touchdown shall be scored when:

  1. A ball carrier advancing from the field of play has possession of a live ball when it penetrates the plane of the opponent’s goal This plane extends beyond the pylons only for a player who touches the ground in the end zone or a pylon. (A.R. 2-23-1-I and A.R. 8-2-1-I-IX).
  2. A player catches a forward pass in the opponent’s end zone (A.R. 5-1-3-I and II).
  3. A fumble or backward pass is recovered, caught, intercepted or awarded in the opponent’s end zone (Exceptions: Rules 7-2-2-a Exception 2 and 8-3- 2-d-5). (A.R. 8-2-1-X)
  4. A free kick or scrimmage kick is legally caught or recovered in the opponent’s end zone. (A.R. 6-3-9-III).
  5. The referee awards a touchdown under the provisions of Rule 9-2-3
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