An offside pass is made when the ball is directed towards the opponent's Dead Line in any manner other than by being kicked.
A team making an offside pass shall not be permitted to advance the ball or retain possession beyond the point of origin of the pass.
PENALTY: Next scrimmage at point of origin of pass, or option.
EXCEPTIONS: Handoff Pass (Rule 6, Section 2)
Forward Pass (Rule 6, Section 4)
An offside pass shall be ruled as having occurred in the following situations:
PENALTY: Ball to team making offside pass, at point of origin of pass (downs continue unless yards gained at that point, or option).
An offside pass shall be ruled not to have occurred in the following situations:
NOTE: This article applies to a ball fumbled from the Goal Area, into the Field of Play and Out of Bounds without touching an opponent.
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