A quarterback sack is awarded to a Team B player whenever the Team A quarterback is in possession of the ball behind the line of scrimmage and:
NOTE — In condition (iii) listed above, the play does not have to terminate for a quarterback sack to be awarded.
NOTE — In condition (iii) listed above, the Team B player is also to be credited with a forced fumble.
NOTE — The yards lost by Team A in any of the above situations shall be charged to Team A under Team Losses. The yards lost shall also be credited to the Team B player under Quarterback Sacks in the defensive stats section.
NOTE — If the sack results in a safety touch score, the Team B player will be credited with the sack and the yards lost to the goal line but not the two (2) points scored, which is a Team score.
NOTE — It is possible for the quarterback to be sacked for a loss of zero (0) yards, if the sack is less than one (1) yard.
It is not a quarterback sack but a rushing loss if:
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