STATISTICAL SCORING RULES

SECTION 21 — FORCED FUMBLES

A Forced Fumble is credited to a player who makes contact with an opposing ball carrier causing a fumble as defined in Section 11. It is possible that the player forcing the fumble may also receive credit for a fumble recovery and return.

  1. If a Team B player makes contact with a quarterback causing that quarterback to fumble the ball behind the line of scrimmage and the quarterback recovers the ball, the Team B player will not be credited with a forced fumble (the Team B player receives credit for a quarterback sack in this instance).
  2. A Team B player, who makes contact with a Team A player causing that player to fumble after crossing the line of scrimmage, will be given credit for a forced fumble regardless of the outcome of the play.

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