Objective: To allow for specific types of officiating calls to be immediately reviewed and corrected.
Principles: There must be INDISPUTABLE VIDEO EVIDENCE for any on-the-field call to be changed. In addition, a review must have a direct, competitive effect on the game, such as a change of possession, scoring play, etc.
The ACC will be using instant replay in all conference games and at all non-conference home games.
Side Line, Goal Line, End Line
ARTICLE 1. Reviewable plays governed by a side line, goal line or an end line include:
a. Scoring plays, including a runner in possession of a live ball breaking the plane of a goal line.
b. A pass ruled complete, incomplete, or intercepted at a side line, goal line.
c. A runner or pass receiver ruled in or out of bounds. If a runner is ruled out of bounds, the play is not reviewable.
d. Recovery of a loose ball in or out of bounds in the field of play or an end zone.
e. A loose ball touching a side line, goal line, or an end line.
ARTICLE 2. Reviewable plays involving passes include:
a. A pass ruled complete, incomplete, or intercepted anywhere in the field of play or an end zone.
b. A legal forward pass touched by an ineligible receiver.
c. A legal forward pass touched by a defensive player.
d. A fumble ruled on the part of a potential passer. (Note: If the on-field ruling is forward pass and the pass is incomplete, the play is not reviewable.)
e. A forward pass or forward handing ruled after a change of possession.
f. A pass ruled forward or backward when thrown from behind the line of scrimmage. (Note: If the pass is ruled forward and is incomplete, the play is not reviewable.)
ARTICLE 3. Miscellaneous reviewable plays include:
a. A runner judged to have been not down by rule. (Note: If a runner is ruled down, the play is not reviewable.)
b. A runner's forward progress with respect to a first down.
c. Touching of any type kick by any player.
d. The number of players participating by either team during a live ball.
e. A scrimmage kicker beyond the line of scrimmage when the ball is kicked.
f. Clock adjustment when a ruling on the field is reversed.
g. A fumble recovery by a Team A player during fourth down or a try and before any change of possession.
h. A kick that is advanced by the kicking team after a muff or fumble by the receiving team.
i. Correcting the number of a down. (Note: The correction may be made at any time within that series of downs or before the ball is legally put in play after that series.)
j. Any person who is not a player interfering with live-ball action occurring in the field of play.
Plays Not Reviewable
ARTICLE 4. No other plays or officiating decisions are reviewable.
The ACC Instant Replay is NOT the NFL Model
|A review can be triggered by the Replay Official from the press box.
|There is a limit to the number of plays that can be reviewed.