Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Xs and Os: Scoring

This is a goalpost.  (see the uprights!!)
The end zone is the section of field right
 before the goalpost.
 The Xs & Os series on Gameday Style will give you some super basic football facts.  It is definitely a sport that takes some time to learn and understand and I want you feel comfortable doing so right here.  Football is such an exciting sport to watch and is even more riveting when you understand it further.  xoxo! 

There are just 4 ways to score in football:

1] Touchdown (6 points)
      When any runner with the ball crosses the opponent's goal line
      When a Receiver catches a pass in the opponent's end zone
      When a player recovers a loose ball in the opponent's end zone

2] Point After (can only happen after a touchdown; the team has one chance)
         (2 points)  Scored by running with the ball across the opponent's goal line or by catching      
                            a pass in the end zone
         (1 point)   Scored if the ball is kicked through the uprights and over the crossbar of the
                           goal post

3] Field Goal
         (3 points)  Scored when the team kicks the ball from a hold on the ground through the        
                            uprights and over the crossbar of the goal post

4] Safety  
         (2 points)  Scored when the defense tackles a player in their end zone