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    1 point safety in the Fiesta Bowl last night?

    I saw most of the game last night, but as luck would have it, I wasn't watching when the play occurred that resulted in an unheard of 1 point safety. So, how exactly did Oregon pull that off?
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    Re: 1 point safety in the Fiesta Bowl last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by We_are_Bama View Post
    I saw most of the game last night, but as luck would have it, I wasn't watching when the play occurred that resulted in an unheard of 1 point safety. So, how exactly did Oregon pull that off?
    KSU recovered a blocked extra point in the field of play, but the ball carrier then retreated into the end zone. The ball carrier then lateraled to another KSU player in the end zone and that player was subsequently tackled by Oregon while still in the end zone.
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    Re: 1 point safety in the Fiesta Bowl last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by We_are_Bama View Post
    I saw most of the game last night, but as luck would have it, I wasn't watching when the play occurred that resulted in an unheard of 1 point safety. So, how exactly did Oregon pull that off?
    Kansas State blocked an extra point. When they recovered the ball and tried to advance it, they actually backed up into the endzone and Oregon tackled them there... resulting in the safety.
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    Re: 1 point safety in the Fiesta Bowl last night?

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    Re: 1 point safety in the Fiesta Bowl last night?

    Extra point was blocked. Kansas st defender gets ball in inzone. Player try's to run it out of inzone only to get tackled before he does. Counts as 1 point instead of two point safty. Very rare.

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    Re: 1 point safety in the Fiesta Bowl last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaDMD View Post
    Extra point was blocked. Kansas st defender gets ball in inzone. Player try's to run it out of inzone only to get tackled before he does. Counts as 1 point instead of two point safty. Very rare.
    I think the key factor is that the blocked extra point was first recovered in the field of play (not the end zone).
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    Re: 1 point safety in the Fiesta Bowl last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tide1986 View Post
    I think the key factor is that the blocked extra point was first recovered in the field of play (not the end zone).
    Agreed... and the lateral back to another player in the endzone.
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    Re: 1 point safety in the Fiesta Bowl last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tide1986 View Post
    I think the key factor is that the blocked extra point was first recovered in the field of play (not the end zone).
    So would it have just been a dead ball if recovered in the end zone?

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    Re: 1 point safety in the Fiesta Bowl last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaDMD View Post
    So would it have just been a dead ball if recovered in the end zone?
    Yes, I believe that is correct.
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    Re: 1 point safety in the Fiesta Bowl last night?

    I couldn't understand why Kansas did not have to kick back to Oregon if it was a 'safety'; Is there a special rule about a 1 point safety ? The ref's never explained.

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    Re: 1 point safety in the Fiesta Bowl last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by tidegrandpa View Post
    I couldn't understand why Kansas did not have to kick back to Oregon if it was a 'safety'; Is there a special rule about a 1 point safety ? The ref's never explained.
    Yeah... since it's a "conversion safety" and not a regular safety... the kick-off rules are different.
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    Re: 1 point safety in the Fiesta Bowl last night?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondDust View Post
    Yeah... since it's a "conversion safety" and not a regular safety... the kick-off rules are different.
    Just like if a team returns a blocked PAT for 2 points. They still get the ball.
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    Re: 1 point safety in the Fiesta Bowl last night?

    Thanks guys, beeen watching football 50 years, first one I've seen for 1 point.

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