What if a punt goes out of bounds?

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its a touchback and you start on your own 20 yard line If it is determined that your momentum carried you into the end zone, the play is considered a touchback, and the ball will be placed on your 20-yard line. If it is determined that you intentionally carried the ball back from the field of play into the end zone -- for example, if you cleanly fielded the ball at the 1-yard line, and then deliberately stepped backwards into the end zone and took a knee, in an attempt to gain extra yardage with a touchback -- your team will be assessed a safety, and you'll have to kick off from your own 20-yard line.

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Nothing. It's a touchback. Points can only be scored from a scrimmage kick that makes contact with the ground -- in other words, a placekick or a dropkick.

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