RULING FORMAT: Team (A or B) in possession, down, distance and succeeding spot (example: A 1/10 A40). If relevant, also include other information such as whether the 25 or 40-second play clock will be used, whether the game clock starts on the ready or snap, if ZAP 10 is a factor or if there will be an extension of the period.

1. PLAY: 3rd/8 A22. The score is A27-B25. Team B has no timeouts remaining. A34 fumbles on A's 32. B55 muffs the ball on A's 33. The ball rolls out of bounds on A's 29. The game clock shows 1:17 in the fourth quarter.

2. PLAY: 3rd/4 B24. The score is A21-B21 with 0:14 remaining in the fourth quarter. Neither team has timeouts remaining. A32 is downed inbounds on B's 19. In a hurry-up offense and after the ready, all offensive players get set except A78 who is moving from a two-point stance to a three-point stance when the ball is snapped with 0:07 on the game clock. B66 intercepts A16's legal forward pass and advances across Team A's goal line as time expires in the fourth quarter.

3. PLAY: 4th/16 A4. A5's punt is blocked, lands on A's 6 and takes a reverse bounce into Team A's end zone where A77 accidentally kicks the ball into the field of play. B96 muffs the ball on A's 3. A66 recovers on A's 2 and advances to A's 22 where he is downed. A77 was the first player to touch the kick after the kick crossed the neutral zone.

4. PLAY: 4th/2 B5. The score is A24-B24. A33 fumbles on B's 2 and the ball rolls into B's end zone where A85 recovers the ball. B96 was offside at the snap. A85 isolates himself from his teammates, goes to one knee and gives the ball a spin. Twenty seconds remain in the second half.

5. PLAY: 2nd/8 A24. A14 scrambles to A's 26 where he throws a pass to A88. B55 pushes A88 out of the way at A's 40, intercepts the ball, and runs to A's 4 where he fumbles. The ball rolls into A's end zone where B66 recovers.

6. PLAY: 4th/6 B46. A3 punts. A87 illegally touches the kick on B's 3. B44 recovers on B's 4, advances to B's 16 and fumbles. A67 recovers and advances to B's 14 where he is downed. A56 commits a personal foul on B's 24 during the punt.

7. PLAY: 4th/12 A8. Score: A28-B22. Quarter: 4th. Game clock: 0:59. A4's untouched punt from Team A's end zone goes out of bounds on A's 40. A67 clips B96 in Team A's end zone before the ball is kicked.

Rom Gilbert / pigskin@romgilbert.us / September 3, 2017 / (q-1703q)