Cincinnati Elder 41 Charlotte Independence 34 (OT)

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    Cincinnati Elder 41 Charlotte Independence 34 (OT)

    Elder snaps Independence 109 the game winning streak the longest in the country, Saturday night in the Kirk Herbstreit Challenge.

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    From what I gather this was a great win for Elder.

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    A gigantic win....Chris Leak went to Independence...they are very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newarkcatholicfan
    From what I gather this was a great win for Elder.
    You mean because they beat a team with a 100+ game winning streak? Yeah, I'd say that qualifies.

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    Ernst from the Enquirer figured it would take his priest less than 2 minutes into Mass to mention the game. He was wrong. It took 5.

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    Did you see how the game ended? With Elder leading in OT, Elder got an INT to secure the game. However, the kid who picked it got excited and simply pitched it on the ground ie he fumbled it. Fortunately, all of his teammates ran right for the ball and recovered it.

    Unless the refs automatically blow the ball dead in this situation, it could have been a real Merkle (baseball historians know this term) that could have cost Elder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshs81
    Did you see how the game ended? With Elder leading in OT, Elder got an INT to secure the game. However, the kid who picked it got excited and simply pitched it on the ground ie he fumbled it. Fortunately, all of his teammates ran right for the ball and recovered it.

    Unless the refs automatically blow the ball dead in this situation, it could have been a real Merkle (baseball historians know this term) that could have cost Elder.

    Fortunately for this kid he won't be known as Bonehead the rest of his life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW
    Fortunately for this kid he won't be known as Bonehead the rest of his life.

    I knew I could count on you, my man, to get the reference.

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    I went to my source for all things high school football rules related and discovered that the kid was safe in dropping the ball. Once it is secured, game over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshs81
    I went to my source for all things high school football rules related and discovered that the kid was safe in dropping the ball. Once it is secured, game over.
    Does that differ from the college rule?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CentreRocks
    Does that differ from the college rule?
    Probably not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CentreRocks
    Does that differ from the college rule?
    Yes!

    In NCAA rules, the defense can intercept a pass and return it for a touchdown in OT.

    In NFHS (highschool) rules, the ball is dead by rule when the defense secures possession in OT.

    offside

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    Quote Originally Posted by offside
    Yes!

    In NCAA rules, the defense can intercept a pass and return it for a touchdown in OT.

    In NFHS (highschool) rules, the ball is dead by rule when the defense secures possession in OT.

    offside
    Thanks. What is the rationale for the high school rule? Why "blow a play dead"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CentreRocks
    Thanks. What is the rationale for the high school rule? Why "blow a play dead"?
    I'll have to guess about the rationale, but it's consistent with a try (PAT). A change of possession on either a try or in overtime makes the ball dead by rule in highschool.

    In college, the defense can recover (or intercept) and return a live ball for 2 points on a try.

    offside

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    Actually it has more to do with how OT is run in high school. Elder was on offense first and scored 7. If Independence does not equal Elder's score the game is over. Alternating possession is the OT format. Once Independence lost possession, the game is over.

    If Independence was on offense first and turned it over, Elder would immediately go on offense at the 20. Once the defense gains possession in OT, the play is dead.

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