Be the Referee: You Make the OT Call
Be the Referee: You Make the OT Call
Football, Officials
Posted Thursday, September 26, 2019

This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice presents a "You Make the Call" regarding a penalty during football overtime.

Be The Referee is a series of short messages designed to help educate people on the rules of different sports, to help them better understand the art of officiating, and to recruit officials.

Below is this week's segment - You Make the Overtime Call - Listen

Let’s test your rules knowledge with this football You Make The Call.

A close game has gone to overtime, and Team A scores a touchdown on its first possession. During the extra point try, the kick is good, but Team B is called for roughing the kicker. What are Team A’s options?

You make the call.

In this case, the kicking team has two options – one is to accept the penalty and reattempt the point after from a yard and a half out, or accept the penalty on the succeeding spot, which would begin Team B’s overtime possession – 1st and Goal – that’s right – 1st and goal – at the 25-yard line.

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