Rules and Summary
Rules and Summary:
-The game is 8 players against 8 players.
-The field is roughly the size of a basketball court: 94 feet long and 50 feet wide.
-The game consists of two 20-minute halves, a 10-minute intermission and a modified running clock.
-Tackling: A robot with the ball is tackled when the red light on its head goes on. A sensor hidden in the controls of each robot controls the light. The sensor measures how rapidly the robot accelerates or decelerates. Once the robot’s movement passes a certain threshold, the red light goes on to signify that a hit would have been hard enough to cause a player to fall to the ground for a tackle.
-Touchdown- 6 points
-Kicked point after touch down (PAT)- 1 point
-PAT achieved by a run play- 2 points
-PAT achieved through a pass- 2 points plus extra points for completing a pass
-Field goal- 3 points
-Short forward pass of 0-10 feet beyond the line of scrimmage – 3 points caught by touch, 4 points if caught outright. There are two ways to completer a pass. First if the ball is touched before it hits the ground, it is a catch by touch for 3 points but the players cannot continue running. However, is the player retains it a net, the player gets four points and continues running.
-Long forward pass of more than 10 feet- 4 points if caught by touch and 6 points if caught outright.
-An interception or fumble results in possession
-Safety- 2 points
-Penalties result in varying amounts of loss of yards.