STATISTICAL SCORING RULES

SECTION 3 — RUSHING PLAYS

  1. Every play from scrimmage is to be ruled as a rushing play except:
    1. A passing play as described in Section 4 or,
    2. A Team Loss play as described in Section 5 or,
    3. A kicking play as described in Section 8.
  2. Rushing yardage is measured from the line of scrimmage to the point where the ball is declared dead or is recovered by the opponents in the case of a fumble.
  3. The rushing total is a net figure. All rushing losses must be recorded to account for the net figure. Such losses will also be taken into account in determining the rushing records of individual players.
  4. The player charged with the carry will be the player who carries the ball across the line of scrimmage, or is the player responsible for a fumble, or the player in possession, whichever is applicable, when the play is stopped behind the line of scrimmage.
  5. All gains on lateral passes that originated or grew out of a rushing play are included in rushing yardage, See Section 7.

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