Football Quiz: Miscellaneous

Match each NFL rule with the year in which it was enacted.

  1. No horse collar tackle
  2. No hits below the knees
  3. Illegal contact by DB after 5y
  4. Play is dead if "in the grasp"
A. 1978
B. 1989
C. 1995
D. 2005

Fact: In NCAA football, two players on the same team can wear the same number.

True or false? The two players can play the same position.

True or false?

In the NFL, a pass that ricochets off the crossbar or upright is a live ball.

Which FBS team has each exact color combination?

(A) Crimson and cream
(B) Navy blue and burnt orange
(C) Garnet and gold
(D) Maize and dark blue

NCAA football scenario:
Team A blocks the extra point of Team B. A player on Team A attempts to advance the ball but retreats into the end zone and is tackled. Team B is awarded:

(A) 1 point.
(B) 2 points.
(C) 6 points.
(D) Nothing. It's a dead ball.

In 1958, the NCAA approved the first change in the football scoring rules since 1912. What was the change?

Match each conference with the year in which it was founded.

  1. Atlantic Coast Conference
  2. Big Ten
  3. Southeastern Conference
  4. Big East
(A) 1896
(B) 1933
(C) 1953
(D) 1979

Where is the College Football Hall of Fame located?

All states in the following list have exactly one Division IA football team except one. What is the state that doesn't belong?

  1. Minnesota
  2. New York
  3. Nebraska
  4. Missouri
  5. Connecticut

What is the maximum number of points a college team can win by in overtime?

How is it possible for a non-forfeited football game to end with a score of 1-0?


Give the meaning of each of these abbreviations used in football statistics.

(A)TFL      (B) YAC





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