In a football game, when they ran the ball and the ball carrier gained four yards on the first down,it means that they only have to gain 6 more yards in the next 3 tries. The team has four tries to gain ten yards.
you have four downs or tries to get a first down or 10 yards if you dont your series end and the possession of the ball changes
It means the offensive player holding the ball was tackled behind the line of scrimmage.
Rushing yards are yards gained by running the ball instead of passing.
Yards are a unit of measurement on a football field. A field has 100 yards. The end zone has 10 yards. Yards tell how far the ball has moved.
The offensive team is allowed four downs, or plays, to advance the ball 10 yards. If they can advance the ball 10 yards in four plays, they get another four plays to move the ball 10 yards further downfield. This continues until the offense advances the ball into the end zone for a touchdown or they are unable to get the required 10 yards on four plays. In Canadian football, the same circumstances exist, except that a team gets only three downs to advance the ball 10 yards.
The Offensive Team is the one in possession of the ball.
In football negative yards are yards lost which happens if the ball carrier is tackled behind the line of scrimmage.
In American Football, the offensive team can advance down the field by one of two ways: they can run it or pass the ball. The statistics of a player or a team gained during a pass play is called passing yards.
A turnover is the loss of possesion without the use of a punt, a score, or four tries at a first down. This comes in the form of an interception, where the ball is thrown and a defensive player gains possesion of the football. Also this comes in the form of a fumble, where the offensive player in possesion of the football loses control of the football and the defense recovers the ball.
No more than 2 yards.