WJMorris3 Posted August 31, 2004 Share Posted August 31, 2004 It's early in the second quarter of a game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Ohio State Buckeyes.On fourth and seven, the Buckeyes line up to punt from their 20 yard line. Instead of punting, however, the punter lofts a high, arcing pass down the left sideline. The Michigan player signals for a fair catch and is drilled just as he attempts to catch the ball at the Michigan 45 yard line. The returner muffs the catch and the ball goes out of bounds, without touching the ground, at the Michigan 43 yard line.During this time, the Michigan players are constantly blocking the Ohio State gunner, who would have almost certainly had an opportunity to catch the ball had he not been held and blocked.What is your ruling? Include down, distance, yard line, and possession. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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