AR 7-2-5 / Illegal Touching and batting
I. 2 & goal at Ds 20-yd line. The quarterback throws a forward pass towards a receiver at Ds
10-yd line, rather than attempt to catch the pass the receiver bats the ball forward towards
another receiver who catches the ball in the end zone.
RULING: Legal play. Touchdown.
II. 2 & goal at Ds 20-yd line. Prior to the snap a receiver goes in motion towards the snapper, the
quarterback at the 24-yd line is not able to handle the snap and, instead of handing the ball
forward to the receiver, bats the ball to them. The receiver catches the ball and advance into
the end zone.
RULING: Foul for Illegal batting by offense at the 24-yd line. The snap is a backward pass and may not be batted forward. Next play 3 & goal at Os 21-yd line.
NOTE: Technically the receiver is the quarterback, because they are the first player in possession
of the ball. Therefore we have an illegal run too. Next play would be 3 & goal at Ds 25-yd line,
what will obviously be declined to choose the other penalty.
III. 2 & goal at Ds 20-yd line. The quarterback throws a backward pass to a receiver at Ds 22-yd
line, who instead of catching the ball chooses to bat the ball forward to a receiver that catches
the ball at Ds 19-yd line and advances into the end zone.
RULING: Foul for Illegal batting by offense at the 22-yd line. Next play 3 & goal at Os 23-yd line.