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Yes. It must, however, be run back to the opposite endzone for 2 points.

Note that this only applies in College Football. In the NFL, when the defense touches the ball on a PAT attempt, the ball is dead.

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How does a football team score a two-point touchdown?

If a team attempts a two point conversion after scoring a touchdown and the ball is fumbled and recovered by the defense or if a pass is intercepted by the defense who then run the ball back to the other end zone the defense team will be credited with the two points. This is called a defensive conversion. Note that this rule only applies in college football. In the NFL, the defense can't score on a point-after attempt.


Could a the defense score a touchdown on a two point conversion attempt in high school?

No. If the defense obtain the ball without ending the play on any conversion aattempt and reach goal, they are awarded two points (similar to a safety).


How many points are scored for a touchdown in America Football?

Six. When it comes to points after a touchdown, an extra point adds one to the score. A successful two-point conversion adds two. If a touchdown wins a game in overtime, there is no extra-point attempt.


What is the objective of the game?

The objective of the game is to be the team to score the most points between 2 teams. You score by passing for a touchdown, running for a touchdown (both offense), interception return for a touchdown(defense) fumble recovery return touchdown (defense) safety (defense, the defense sacks the quarterback or tackles the ballcarrier in their own endzone) field goal (special teams, a kicker kicks the ball through the goalposts) extra point (kicker kicks ball through goalposts after a touchdown).


What is the objective of the game The?

The objective of the game is to be the team to score the most points between 2 teams. You score by passing for a touchdown, running for a touchdown (both offense), interception return for a touchdown(defense) fumble recovery return touchdown (defense) safety (defense, the defense sacks the quarterback or tackles the ballcarrier in their own endzone) field goal (special teams, a kicker kicks the ball through the goalposts) extra point (kicker kicks ball through goalposts after a touchdown).


What is a 6 point score in football?

you get a touchdown


How do you score 1 point in football?

Make a Point after touchdown (PAT).


If the ball is intercepted on an extra point can you score a touchdown?

You cannot score a touchdown if you intercept an extra point. If you return it for a touchdown (all the way to the other team's end zone) you get two points. This is only for college level football. Professional football and High School football immediately blows the whistle and the play is dead when an extra point kick attempt is blocked.


Can defense score on a point after touchdown?

In college football, if there is a turnover on a PAT and the defense returns the football to the opposite end zone, they receive 2 points for a defensive conversion. In the NFL, the ball is dead when a defending player touches it on an extra point attempt. There is an extremely rare scenario in the college game where the defense can score 1 point. The offense's attempt must be turned over, the defense then runs most (but not all) the length of the field, the defense then fumbles, the offense recovers it (not yet in their own end zone), the offense then voluntarily runs into their own end zone trying to evade a tackle, and the defense then tackles the offense's player in their own end zone. This is called a conversion safety, and counts 1 point for the defense. It makes a score such as 6-1 a possible score in college football. This is so rare that it has never actually occurred.


How can points be scored if a field goal is missed?

If a player catches a missed field goal attempt while in the field of play, he can return it for a touchdown, resulting in six points. After the touchdown, his team may kick the PAT (Point After Touchdown) and score another one point, or convert the two point conversion for two points.


How do you score in the NFL?

Touchdown = 6 points Point after touchdown (PAT) kick = 1 point Point after touchdown (PAT) run = 2 point Fieldgoal = 3 points Safety = 2 points (though this is rare occurence)


How do you get 6 point in a football game?

score a touchdown, or score 2 field goals. Or three safeties!

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