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Old 01-03-2013, 10:37 PM  
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The One-Point Safety

For those of you who didn't watch the Fiesta Bowl, this happened:



Here's the rule:

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"On a try attempt… a Team A fumble that is recovered in the Team B end zone by Team B. RULING: Safety, award Team A one point (Rules 8-3-1 and 8-5-1)."
That's really all I've got. I've just never heard of such a thing, and it's kind of fascinating. Here's a more thorough discussion:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon...afety/1808299/
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:40 PM   #2
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It was awesome! The ruling explanation was so awesomely explained.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:41 PM   #3
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That is strange
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:44 PM   #4
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It was awesome! The ruling explanation was so awesomely explained.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:45 PM   #5
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:47 PM   #6
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I found this part pretty crazy as well

And yes, this has happened before, during a 2004 game between Texas and Texas A&M. After returning a blocked punt for a touchdown, Texas had its point-after try blocked by the Aggies. A&M then went through the same rigmarole as Kansas State, giving the Longhorns the one-point safety.

What's really amazing: ESPN's Brad Nessler called that game in 2004 and Thursday's Fiesta Bowl. What are the odds?
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:47 PM   #7
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:47 PM   #8
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:52 PM   #9
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I knew the rule because of the Texas-Aggie game a few years back.

Trivia: That was Derrick Johnson's last regular season game as a Longhorn. (Then they played in the Rose Bowl and beat my Wolverines by 1 point)
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:13 PM   #10
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It is a very odd rule. How does a safety equal 1 point? How does K-State not have to free kick after said safety? I think it should be called something other than a safety.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:16 PM   #11
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It is a very odd rule. How does a safety equal 1 point? How does K-State not have to free kick after said safety? I think it should be called something other than a safety.
A one-point cluster****?
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:20 PM   #12
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A one-point cluster****?
gonna be hard to sell that to network TV
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:43 PM   #13
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It is a very odd rule. How does a safety equal 1 point? How does K-State not have to free kick after said safety? I think it should be called something other than a safety.
Because it came on a one point play after a touchdown had been scored earlier? In college they would also get 2 pts if the defense returned a 2point try.

It is just rare.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:47 PM   #14
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Because it came on a one point play after a touchdown had been scored earlier? In college they would also get 2 pts if the defense returned a 2point try.

It is just rare.
Which is why the safety happened in the first place.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:57 AM   #15
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i assume this is an NCAA only rule? I've been watching NFL games for 35 years now and can't ever recall a 1pt safety. Seems like kind of a stupid rule...
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