LEGEND OF ABBREVIATIONS

AFD Automatic First Down

AR Approved Ruling

1D First Down

12D First or Second Down

3D Third Down

Team A Team putting ball into play

Team B Other Team

DR Down Repeated

L5 Loss of 5 yards

L10 Loss of 10 yards

L15 Loss of 15 yards

L25 Loss of 25 yards

LB Loss of Ball

LD Loss of Down

LS Line of Scrimmage

PBD Point Ball Dead

PBH Point Ball Held

PF Point of Foul

PLS Point of Last Scrimmage

PPG Point Possession Gained

YG Yards Gained

YNG Yards Not Gained

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