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The football need only "break the plane of the goal line". If any part of the ball crosses the goalline, it's a touchdown. The entire ball does not have to cross.

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How much of the football has to cross the goal line?

If any part of the football crosses the plane of the goal line it is considered a touchdown.


Does football have to cross goal?

Yes in order for it to be ruled a touchdown the ball must cross the plain of the goal in order for it to be ruled a touchdown


Does the player have to cross the plane of the goal line to be a touchdown or just the football?

As long as the football crosses the plane of the goal line while legally under control in the ball carrier's possession, it's a touchdown regardless of where the player's body is (unless he goes out of bounds before the ball crosses the plane).


If a player catches the football while his feet are inside the goal line but the ball is not is it a touchdown?

The rules say that no matter where the player is, the ball MUST cross the plane of the end zone. NOTE: It was a touchdown today because the ball did cross the plane.


Does the ball have to cross the entire goal line or just touch it to be a touchdown?

Any part of the ball must cross the goal line. Once any part of the ball has "broken the plane" it is a touchdown. The "whole" ball does not need to cross the line. If the ball is touching the white line, but no part of it passes the white line it is NOT a touchdown.


Is it a touchdown if the ball breaks the plane of the goal line on the out of bounds side when a player is diving?

The ball has to be in the touchdown zone. If it is above the zone it is still a touchdown. Take Troy Polamalu's touchdown on Dec,12,2010. He dived, broke the plane of the goal line but he was holding the football above the zone so it counts as a touchdown. In some cases the ref might not count it.


How do you score in a football game?

you get a touchdown. Or you get a field goal or a safety.


What is another word for football score?

American football - touchdown worldwide football(soccer) - goal


What increases the score in a football game?

touchdown, field goal, or safety


What is worth one point after a touchdown is scored in football?

After a touchdown is scored in American Football, the ball can be kicked through the Goal Post for an additional point. Usually called a Field Goal or PAT.


Does the football have to cross the goaline in the field of play to be a touchdown?

No, the ball does not have to cross the goal line in the FOP to score a touchdown. The GL extends outside of the pylons and in theory, go around the world. If the ball breaks the plane of the GL extended, it is necessary in the NFL to have any part of the ball carrier's body cross over the pylon or inside the pylon, even though the ball crosses outside of the pylon.


How do you player of football player?

The goal of football is to move the ball down the field and into the end zone for a touchdown.

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