#2 Football: Scoring – Touchdowns, Field Goals, & Safeties – Gina’s Got Game, another great episode

#2 Football: Scoring – Touchdowns, Field Goals, & Safeties – Gina’s Got Game, another great episode


Gina: I love football, and even though I’m
a girl, I probably know as much about the game as most men. Title: Gina’s Got Game Hi. welcome back, and thanks for watching
the latest episode of Gina’s Got Game, where I guide girls through the intimidating world
of sports. Title: Scoring! Touchdowns and Field Goals When we talk about scoring in football, the
first things we need to discuss are touchdowns and field goals. The two most common ways to score a touchdown
is when a player catches the ball while in his opponent’s endzone – or he runs with the
ball across the goal line, into the endzone. A touchdown is worth 6 points. Now, when catching the ball or running with
it, the player, himself, doesn’t have to actually enter the endzone to score a touchdown. Only the ball has to cross over the goal line
to score a touchdown. This is called “breaking the plane of the
goal line” … because the goal line, and the orange pylons, are actually considered
to be inside the end zone. So, if the ball touches an orange pylon, it’s
also a touchdown. After scoring a touchdown, the team that scored
is given a chance to score bonus points. They are awarded an extra play, where the
ball is placed on the two-yard line. And then they have two choices … The team can either try to kick the ball through
the goal post – which gives them one extra point, for a “point after touchdown” – also
known as a P.A.T. O-o-o-o-r … the team can basically try to
score another touchdown – by running or passing into the end zone. for 2 additional points.
That’s called a 2-point conversion. Now a Field Goal looks a lot like a Point
After Touchdown … but usually occurs much farther away. A player on the offensive team – known as
the kicker – has to kick the ball through the goal posts. A field goal is worth 3 points. The ball doesn’t have to go “cleanly” between
the uprights. If the bar hits one of the uprights or the crossbar, and bounces in – it’s good. If it bounces out, no good. There’s one other way to score, and it’s called
a “Safety.” A safety is pretty rare, and it’s worth 2
points. The most common way for a safety to happen
is when an offensive player has the ball and gets tackled in his own end zone. Then, 2
points go to the tackling team – the defense. I go into the specifics of touchdowns, field
goals, and safeties, in my other videos. Thanks for watching. I’ve always wanted to
share my passion for football with other girls, and I hope you’re enjoying this, as much as
I am. Be sure to click on the link below to get
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and if you have any questions, please send them in. So again, thanks for watching, and until next
time … See you at the Game! – G

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