THE OFFICIAL PLAYING RULES FOR THE CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2018

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STATISTICAL SCORING RULES

SECTION 2 — YARDAGE AND NET OFFENCE

  1. For statistical purposes, the line of scrimmage (LOS) is deemed to be:

    • The yard line closest to the front of the ball. Examples: i) the nose (front) of the ball is located within two inches of the 40-yard line. The LOS in this situation is deemed to be the 40, ii) the nose (front) of the ball is located 14 inches past the 35-yard line. The LOS in this case is deemed to the be the 35.
  2. TOTAL offence represents the aggregate of all net gains from scrimmage and includes the following:

    1. RUSHING: Net yards gained on rushing plays. Note: ‘Net’ yards covers gains and losses on rushing attempts.
    2. PASSING: Net yards gained on passing plays. Note: ‘Net’ yards covers gains and losses on pass completions.
  3. NET offence represents the aggregate of RUSHING & PASSING yardage (Total Offence) less the effect of:

    1. TEAM LOSSES: Yardage lost on QB Sacks, Safety Touches, and those plays when an individual is tackled for a loss other than on regular rushing or passing plays i.e. fumbled snaps, QB or kicker taking a knee, blocked kicks where the ball is recovered in the backfield by either team etc. See Section 5.
  4. Total plays from scrimmage consists of all plays where a team puts the ball into play by a scrimmage, including those nullified by penalty and including convert attempts. Offensive plays from scrimmage includes only rushing, passing and team loss attempts. Definitions: Individual Yards from Scrimmage includes rushing and receiving yardage. Combined Yards equals Yards from Scrimmage plus Total Kick Return Yards.