Originally Posted by baja
I have what might be considered a dumb question. In reading the article posted on IAOFM they said Ball made a contribution in recovering the blocked punt. Wouldn't the ball be ours anyway because it was fourth down and the ball was recovered at a point short of what was needed for a first down or would it have been SDs ball if recovered by them because a Denver player touched the ball(block) and it was recovered by SD
You are correct. Denver would have to gain possession, then fumble the ball in order to reset the downs for SD. If SD recovered the fumble it would still be Denver ball on downs.