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The ball was still loose as it crossed the goal line. See from a different angle, the ball here is not fully possessed (he was moving it towards his body but not secured) and is over the goal line. In this picture you can use the shadows to see that the ball is over the line. The important detail here is not where the ball landed (as you say, on the 0.5 ...


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The NFL has used a limited flex schedule for several years, with the ability to change a Sunday day game to Sunday evening. However those games are usually (always?) announced with the initially scheduled time rather than TBD. Week 15 of 2021 is after the college regular season ends and is the first week when NFL Saturday games are played. The 5 TBD games ...


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This is the logo of the Big Ten Conference of which both Michigan State and Ohio are members; the branding has the "B" in a different style from the "I"/"1" and the "G".


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The act of touching the facemask isn't illegal. The NFL rule for an illegal block by an offensive player includes (12/3/a) Thrusts his hands forward above the frame of an opponent to forcibly contact him on the head, neck, or face If you have two players pushing hard, you don't want one of them to push the player down by pushing the head back. The ...


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There are quite a few rules that matter here, but the TL;DR is that it's legal to touch the facemark of the opponent, so long as it's not: Strike, Club, Swing, Thrust (a "forceful hit") Grasp, twist, pull In the first picture, I suspect that he probably is committing a foul, but it's probably hard to see and be confident he's actually grabbing (...


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