2-26-3 Diagram

2-26-3 A touchdown is scored even though the ball has not penetrated the goal line plane inside the sideline. Since the runner is touching inbounds when the ball breaks the plane of the goal line extended, it is a touchdown. However, if the runner is not touching inbounds when the ball breaks the plane of the goal line extended, it is not a touchdown and the ball is spotted where it broke the sideline plane.