Originally Posted by AZBroncomaniac
So.... when a receiver catches the ball in the endzone close to the edge, gets both feet inbounds with possession but falls to the ground out of bounds and the ball comes loose as the player falls to the ground, it's still a TD?
I've seen this scenario called incomplete more than I can count, but by your statement it's a TD. Care to differentiate the two scenarios?
A TD caught in the endzone is different from someone getting possession and crossing the goal line.
Someone who catches a TD in the endzone has to "finish his possession" or whatever you want to call it.
The moment the ball crosses the goal line with possession the play is dead.
In the play at hand, if Alexander didn't have control of the ball (possession) going into the end zone, then he'd have to "finish his possession."