Illegal Use of Hands to the Face

summitlion1

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I'm assuming I'm misunderstanding something about this rule, since I haven't seen anyone else mention it.

Illegal Use of Hands to the Face
This is a penalty in football when an offensive or defensive player makes contact with the face mask of their opponent.

Why wasnt this called on the hit to Clifford?
 

PSU_Nut

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I'm assuming I'm misunderstanding something about this rule, since I haven't seen anyone else mention it.

Illegal Use of Hands to the Face
This is a penalty in football when an offensive or defensive player makes contact with the face mask of their opponent.

Why wasnt this called on the hit to Clifford?
It not that simple making contact with it. If that was the case there would be a penalty every play for it. . Here is the NCAA rule:

Helmet and Face Mask Fouls
ARTICLE 8.
a. No player shall continuously contact an opponent’s face, helmet
(including the face mask) or neck with hand(s) or arm(s) (Exception: By or
against the runner). [S26]
b. No player shall grasp and then twist, turn or pull the face mask, chin strap
or any helmet opening of an opponent. It is not a foul if the face mask, chin
strap or helmet opening is not grasped and then twisted, turned or pulled.


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