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Play-by-Play

NCAAFB Play-by-Play provides a live play-by-play timeline, including possession and location information as well as all team and player statistics earned on each play.

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Update Frequency

TTL / Cache: This endpoint will update to a 2s TTL (time to live) upon a game moving to inprogress. Upon closed, it will transfer to 120s.

Data Updates: Realtime


Data Points

Boxscore:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
attendancegameIntegerAttendance of a game
ex. 73242
decisioncoin_toss - awayStringAway team coin toss decision
kick, receive, defer
directioncoin_toss - awayStringAway team coin toss direction chosen
kick, receive, defer
outcomecoin_toss - awayStringAway team coin toss outcome
won, lost
pointsquarter - scoring - awayIntegerAway team points in a quarter
remaining_challengesawayIntegerAway team challenges remaining
remaining_timeoutsawayIntegerAway team timeouts remaining
used_challengesawayIntegerAway team challenges used
used_timeoutsawayIntegerAway team timeouts used
pointsawayIntegerAway team total points
clockgameStringClock value of the game
ex. 12:37
quartercoin_tossStringCoin toss within a period. A coin toss will occur at the start of the game, half (period 3), and overtimes (periods 5+)
decisioncoin_toss - homeStringHome team coin toss decision
defer, receive
directioncoin_toss - homeStringHome team coin toss direction chosen
kick, receive
outcomecoin_toss - homeStringHome team coin toss outcome
won, lost
pointsquarter - scoring - homeIntegerHome team points in a quarter
remaining_challengeshomeIntegerHome team challenges remaining
remaining_timeoutshomeIntegerHome team timeouts remaining
used_challengeshomeIntegerHome team challenges used
used_timeoutshomeIntegerHome team timeouts used
pointshomeIntegerHome team total points
idovertimeGUIDUnique ID of overtime
numberovertimeIntegerOvertime number
sequenceovertimeIntegerPeriod sequence number (The first overtime sequence would be 5)
quartergameIntegerQuarter number of the game
idquarterGUIDUnique ID of a quarter
ex. 47091cc4-08c2-4f83-9d8d-59c3c85e1725
numberquarterIntegerQuarter number
sequencequarterIntegerPeriod sequence number
Game:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
aliasawayStringAway team alias
ex. TCU (Texas Christian University)
idawayGUIDUnique ID of the away team
ex. a09e634d-39a8-4aa8-81a4-7337580a31f4
marketawayStringAway team market name
ex. TCU
nameawayStringAway team name
ex. Horned Frogs
conference_gamegameBooleanSignifies an in-Conference matchup
ex. (SEC vs. SEC)
coveragegameStringCoverage level of a game
full, extended_boxscore
durationgameStringDuration of a game
ex. 2:52
entry_modegameStringType of data entry for the game
LDE (Live Data Entry)
game_typegameStringType of game
regular, conference_championship, bowl, playoff
aliashomeStringHome team alias
ex. UGA (University of Georgia)
idhomeGUIDUnique ID of the home team
ex. 2eef738d-c637-4b12-b8df-4b79efcce71e
markethomeStringHome team market name
ex. Georgia
namehomeStringHome team name
ex. Bulldogs
idgameGUIDUnique ID of a game
ex. c9686716-f48a-4667-996d-97639429d8c3
neutral_sitegameBooleanSignifies a game is held at a neutral site
playoff_game_typegameStringName of a playoff game type

See our FAQ for a list of valid playoff game types
scheduledgameDate/TimeScheduled date and time of a game
ex. 2022-09-25T20:10:00+00:00
sr_idgameStringUnique Sportradar ID of a game
ex. sr:match:38354639
statusgameStringGame status
scheduled, created, inprogress, halftime, complete, closed, cancelled, postponed, delayed, suspended, flex-schedule, time-tbd

See our NCAAFB FAQ for game status descriptions
titlegameStringGame title
ex. CFP National Championship
conditionweatherStringWeather conditions for a game
ex. Partly cloudy
humidityweatherByteHumidity conditions for a game
ex. 44
tempweatherByteTemperature of a game in Fahrenheit
ex. 57
directionwindStringWind direction for a game
ex. N
speedwindByteWind speed for a game in MPH
League:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
idseasonGUIDUnique season ID
ex. ff53e5e4-10ef-4842-a0b7-b489956fa07e
nameseasonStringName of the season
REG
typeseasonStringType of the season
REG
yearseasonIntegerYear of the season
idweekGUIDUnique week ID
ex. c5b272b0-388f-496d-ab6f-0a341b0a116b
sequenceweekIntegerWeek sequence number
titleweekStringWeek title
ex. 10
Play-by-Play Details:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
categorydetailStringPlay detail category
ex. kick_off, kick_off_return, tackle, rush
description-StringText description of a play
directiondetailStringDirection of action for a play
Rush: short left, short right, short middle, deep right, deep left, deep middle, left, right, middle
Pass: backward pass, handoff, lateral, reverse, left tackle, left guard, up the middle, right guard, right tackle, right end, left end, kneels
aliasend_locationStringTeam alias of the location of the ball at the conclusion of a play
ex. UGA (University of Georgia)
yardlineend_locationIntegerYardline location of the ball at the conclusion of a play
ex. 45
descriptionpenaltyStringText description of a penalty
ex. PENALTY on TCU-T.Hodges-Tomlinson, Defensive Pass Interference, 15 yards, accepted.
resultpenaltyStringResult of a penalty
accepted, declined, offset
yardspenaltyIntegerNumber of yards penalized on the play
resultdetailStringResult of the play
ex. tackled, touchdown
sequencedetailIntegerSequence number of the play detail
aliasstart_locationStringTeam alias of the location of the ball at the beginning of a play
ex. UGA (University of Georgia)
yardlinestart_locationIntegerYardline location of the ball at the beginning of a play
ex. 45
yardsdetailIntegerYards gained or lost on the play
Play-by-Play Drive:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
created_atdriveDate/TimeTimestamp of the start of a drive
ex. 2023-01-01T02:10:21+00:00
iddrive - defensive_teamGUIDUnique ID of the defensive team on a drive
ex. 2eef738d-c637-4b12-b8df-4b79efcce71e
pointsdrive - defensive_teamIntegerNumber of points scored for the defensive team on a drive
iddrive - offensive_teamGUIDUnique ID of the defensive team on a drive
ex. 2eef738d-c637-4b12-b8df-4b79efcce71e
pointsdrive - offensive_teamIntegerNumber of points scored for the defensive team on a drive
durationdriveStringDuration of a drive in MM:SS format
end_clockdriveStringClock value at the end of a drive
ex. 6:07
end_reasondriveStringEnd result of a drive
ex. Touchdown

See our FAQ for a list of valid end reasons and their definitions
first_downsdriveIntegerNumber of first downs in a drive
first_drive_yardlinedriveIntegerStarting yardline of the first play of a drive (1-99 scale)
gaindriveIntegerNumber of yards gained in a drive
iddriveGUIDUnique ID of a drive
inside_20driveBooleanSignifies a drive which ends inside the opponent's 20 yardline
last_drive_yardlinedriveIntegerStarting yardline of the last play of a drive (1-99 scale)
net_yardsdriveIntegerNet yards gained on a drive
pat_points_attempteddriveIntegerNumber of PAT points attempted on a drive
pat_points_attempteddriveIntegerNumber of PAT points attempted on a drive
pat_successfuldriveBooleanSignifies a successful PAT attempt on a drive
penalty_yardsdriveIntegerNumber of penalty yards on a drive
play_countdriveIntegerNumber of plays in a drive
scoring_drivedriveBooleanSignifies a drive which ends in a score
sequencedriveIntegerSequential number of the drive within a game
start_clockdriveStringClock value at the beginning of a drive
ex. 6:07
start_reasondriveStringStart reason of a drive
ex. Interception

See our FAQ for a list of valid start reasons and their definitions
team_sequencedriveIntegerSequential number of a drive for the offensive team
updated_atdriveDate/TimeTimestamp of the last update of a drive
ex. 2023-01-01T04:04:45+00:00
Play-by-Play Ending Situation:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
clockend_situationStringGame clock value at the end of a play
ex. 14:55
downend_situationIntegerDown at the end of a play
aliasend_situation - locationStringTeam alias of the location of the ball at the end of a play
ex. UGA (University of Georgia)
idend_situation - locationGUIDUnique team ID of the team with possession at the end of a play
ex. 2eef738d-c637-4b12-b8df-4b79efcce71e
marketend_situation - locationStringTeam market name
ex. Georgia
nameend_situation - locationStringTeam name
ex. Bulldogs
yardlineend_situation - locationIntegerYardline of the ball at the end of a play
aliasend_situation - possessionStringTeam alias of the possession of the ball at the end of a play
ex. UGA (University of Georgia)
idend_situation - possessionGUIDUnique team ID of the team with possession at the end of a play
ex. 2eef738d-c637-4b12-b8df-4b79efcce71e
marketend_situation - possessionStringTeam market name
ex. Georgia
nameend_situation - possessionStringTeam name
ex. Bulldogs
yfdend_situationIntegerYards to gain a first down at the end of a play
Play-by-Play Event:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
clockeventStringClock value for an event
ex. 12:37
created_ateventDate/TimeTimestamp of the creation of an event
ex. 2022-09-20T00:54:16+00:00
description-StringText description of an event
ex. End Game
ideventStringUnique ID of an event
ex. cfb655f0-909a-11ed-aba5-e52871d6dcff
sequenceeventDecimalSequence number of an event or play. Used to sequence events properly
ex. 1665336878436.0
typeeventStringType of an event
setup, timeout, tv_timeout, two_minute_timeout, comment, period_end, game_over
updated_ateventDate/TimeTimestamp of the last update of an event
ex. 2022-09-20T00:54:16+00:00
wall_clockeventDate/TimeTimestamp of a play/event entry
ex. 2022-10-09T17:12:08+00:00
Play-by-Play Play:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
away_pointsplayIntegerAway points at the end of a play
clockplayStringClock value for a play
ex. 12:37
created_atplayDate/TimeTimestamp of the creation of a play
ex. 2022-09-20T00:54:16+00:00
description-StringText description of a play
ex. C.Stroud scrambles to UGA 31 for 27 yards. Tackled by D.Daniel-Sisavanh at UGA 31.
fake_field_goalplayBooleanSignifies whether the a play was a fake field goal
fake_puntplayBooleanSignifies whether the a play was a fake punt
goaltogoplayBooleanSignifies a play began in a goal-to-go situation (ex. "1st and Goal")
home_pointsplayIntegerHome points at the end of a play
idplayGUIDUnique ID of a play
ex. 3ad11b50-898d-11ed-aacf-3187fb36aa01
scoring-description-StringText description of a scoring play
ex. S.Bennett rushed left end to TCU End Zone for 21 yards. S.Bennett for 21 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
scoring_playplayBooleanSignifies whether a play resulted in a score
sequenceplayDecimalSequence number of an event or play. Used to sequence events properly
ex. 1665336878436.0
typeplayStringType of play
pass, rush, faircatch_kick, extra_point, conversion, free_kick, kickoff, punt, field_goal, penalty
updated_atplayDate/TimeTimestamp of the last update of a play
ex. 2022-09-20T00:54:16+00:00
wall_clockplayDate/TimeTimestamp of the start of the play/event entry
ex. 2022-10-09T17:12:08+00:00
Play-by-Play Points After:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
idpoints-after-playGUIDUnique ID of a point after attempt
ex. a397a7c0-47f8-11ed-972d-8539f16b8bbf
typepoints-after-playStringType of a point after attempt
extra_point, conversion, penalty
sequencepoints-after-playDecimalSequence number of an event or play. Used to sequence events properly
ex. 1665336878436.0
Play-by-Play Quarter:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
idquarterGUIDUnique ID of a quarter
ex. 47091cc4-08c2-4f83-9d8d-59c3c85e1725
numberquarterIntegerNumber of a quarter
sequencequarterIntegerSequential number of a quarter
idovertimeGUIDUnique ID of overtime
numberovertimeIntegerOvertime number
sequenceovertimeIntegerPeriod sequence number (The first overtime sequence would be 5)
Play-by-Play Recovery & Review:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
typedetail - recoveryStringType of fumble recovery
ex. same team
resultdetail - reviewStringResult of a review
ex. upheld, overturned
reverseddetail - reviewBooleanSignifies a play was reversed/overturned after review
typedetail - reviewStringType of replay review
ex. short of the line to gain or runner broke the plane
Play-by-Play Scoring:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
away_pointsscoreIntegerNumber of away team points
clockscoreBooleanClock value for a score
ex. 12:37
home_pointsscoreIntegerNumber of home team points
pointsscoreIntegerNumber of points for a score
sequencescoreIntegerSequence number of an event or play. Used to sequence events properly
ex. 1665336878436.0
Play-by-Play Starting Situation:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
clockstart_situationStringClock value at the start of a play
ex. 12:37
downstart_situationIntegerDown at the start of a play
aliaslocationStringTeam alias of the location of the ball at the start of a play
ex. OSU (Ohio State University)
idstart_situation - locationGUIDUnique team ID of the team with possession at the start of a play
ex. 9a6d6f3f-021e-4ddd-8fac-ac4766239d87
marketstart_situation - locationStringTeam market name
ex. Ohio State
namestart_situation - locationStringTeam name
ex. Buckeyes
yardlinestart_situation - locationIntegerYardline of the ball at the start of a play
aliasstart_situation - possessionStringTeam alias of the possession of the ball at the start of a play
ex. OSU (Ohio State University)
idstart_situation - possessionGUIDUnique team ID of the team with possession at the start of a play
ex. 9a6d6f3f-021e-4ddd-8fac-ac4766239d87
marketstart_situation - possessionStringTeam market name
ex. Ohio State
namestart_situation - possessionStringTeam name
ex. Buckeyes
yfdend_situationIntegerYards to gain a first down at the start of a play
Kick & Punt Block Play Statistics:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
blockblockIntegerNumber kick blocks
categoryblockStringType of blocked kick
field_goal, extra_point, punt
nullifiedblockBooleanSignifies the statisic is nullified
Conversion Play Statistics:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
attemptconversionIntegerNumber of conversion attempts
categoryconversionStringCategory of conversion
pass, receive, rush, turnover
completeconversionIntegerNumber of conversion completions
nullifiedconversionBooleanSignifies the statisic is nullified
safetyconversionIntegerNumber of conversion safeties
Defensive Play Statistics:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
ast_sackdefenseIntegerNumber of assisted sacks
ast_tackledefenseIntegerNumber of assisted tackles
ast_tlostdefenseIntegerNumber of assisted tackles for a loss
blockdefenseIntegerNumber of blocked kicks/punts
categorydefenseStringCategory of defensive statistic
defense, special_team, misc
forced_fumbledefenseIntegerNumber of forced fumbles
interceptiondefenseIntegerNumber of interceptions
int_touchdowndefenseIntegerNumber of interceptions for a touchdown
int_yardsdefenseIntegerNumber of interception yards
nullifieddefenseBooleanNullified play flag
pass_defendeddefenseIntegerNumber of passes defended
primarydefenseIntegerIndicates whether the assist tackler was the primary tackler on a play

*This stat is unsupported since 2021
qb_hitdefenseIntegerNumber of hits on the quarterback
sackdefenseIntegerNumber of sacks
sack_yardsdefenseIntegerNumber of sack yards
safetydefenseIntegerNumber of safeties
tlostdefenseIntegerNumber of tackles for a loss
tlost_yardsdefenseIntegerNumber of tackles for a loss yardage
tackledefenseIntegerNumber of tackles
Defensive Conversion Play Statistics:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
attemptdefense_conversionIntegerNumber of defensive conversion attempts
categorydefense_conversionStringCategory of defensive conversion
conversion, extra_point
completedefense_conversionIntegerNumber of defensive conversion completions
nullifieddefense_conversionBooleanSignifies the statisic is nullified
Down Conversion Play Statistics:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
attemptdown_conversionIntegerNumber of down conversion attempts
completedown_conversionStringCategory of down conversion
conversion, extra_point
downdown_conversionIntegerNumber of the down at play start
categoryfirst_downStringType of first down
pass, rush, penalty
nullifiedfirst_downBooleanSignifies the first down is nullified
nullifieddefense_conversionBooleanSignifies the statisic is nullified
Extra Point Play Statistics:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
attemptextra_pointIntegerNumber of attempted extra points
blockedextra_pointIntegerNumber of blocked extra points
madeextra_pointIntegerNumber of made extra points
missedextra_pointIntegerNumber of missed extra points
nullifiedextra_pointBooleanSignifies the statisic is nullified
returnedextra_pointIntegerNumber of returned extra points
safetyextra_pointIntegerNumber of extra point safeties
Field Goal Play Statistics:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
attemptfield_goalIntegerNumber of attempted field goals
att_yardsfield_goalIntegerYardage of attempted field goal
blockedfield_goalIntegerNumber of blocked field goals
madefield_goalIntegerNumber of made field goals
missedfield_goalIntegerNumber of missed field goals
nullifiedfield_goalBooleanSignifies a nullified field goal attempt
returnedfield_goalIntegerNumber of returned field goals
yardsfield_goalIntegerYardage of made field goal
Fumbles Play Statistics:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
forcedfumbleIntegerNumber of forced fumbles
fumblefumbleIntegerNumber of fumbles
lostfumbleIntegerNumber of lost fumbles
nullifiedfumbleBooleanSignifies a nullified play due to a penalty
opp_recfumbleIntegerNumber of opponent fumble recoveries
opp_rec_tdfumbleIntegerNumber of opponent fumble recovery touchdowns
opp_rec_yardsfumbleIntegerNumber of opponent fumble recovery yards
out_of_boundsfumbleIntegerNumber of fumbles out of bounds
own_recfumbleIntegerNumber of own fumble recoveries
own_rec_tdfumbleIntegerNumber of own fumble recovery touchdowns
own_rec_yardsfumbleIntegerNumber of own fumble recovery yards
play_categoryfumbleStringType of fumble
ex. misc
Kickoff Play Statistics:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
attemptkickIntegerNumber of kickoff attempts
endzonekickIntegerNumber of kicks into the endzone
inside_20kickIntegerNumber of kicks inside the 20 yardline
net_yardskickIntegerNumber of net yards on the kickoff
nullifiedkickBooleanSignifies a nullified play due to a penalty
onside_attemptkickBooleanNumber of onside kickoff attempts
onside_successkickBooleanNumber of onside kickoff successes
own_reckickBooleanNumber of own recoveries on a kickoff
own_rec_tdkickBooleanNumber of own recovery touchdowns on a kickoff
squib_kickkickBooleanNumber of squib kicks
touchbackkickBooleanNumber of touchbacks
yardskickBooleanNumber of kickoff yards
Passing Play Statistics:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
attemptpassIntegerNumber of pass attempts
completepassIntegerNumber of pass completions
firstdownpassIntegerNumber of passing first downs
goaltogopassIntegerNumber of plays in a goal-to-go situation
inside_20passIntegerNumber of passes inside the 20 yardline
interceptionpassIntegerNumber of interceptions thrown
int_touchdownpassIntegerNumber of interception touchdowns thrown
nullifiedpassBooleanSignifies a nullified play due to a penalty
sackpassIntegerNumber of sacks
sack_yardspassIntegerNumber of sack yards
safetypassIntegerNumber of safeties
touchdownpassIntegerNumber of touchdowns
yardspassIntegerNumber of passing yards
Penalty Play Statistics:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
penaltypenaltyIntegerNumber of penalties
yardspenaltyIntegerNumber of penalty yardage
Punting Play Statistics:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
attemptpuntIntegerNumber of attempted punts
blockedpuntIntegerNumber of blocked punts
endzonepuntIntegerNumber of punts into the endzone
inside_20puntIntegerNumber of punts inside the 20 yardline
net_yardspuntIntegerNet yardage of a punt
nullifiedpuntBooleanSignifies a nullified play due to a penalty
touchbackpuntIntegerNumber of touchback punts
yardspuntIntegerYardage of punt
Receiving Play Statistics:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
firstdownreceiveIntegerNumber of receiving first downs
fumblereceiveIntegerNumber of receiving fumbles
goaltogoreceiveIntegerNumber of receptions in goal-to-go
inside_20receiveIntegerNumber of receptions inside the 20 yardline
nullifiedreceiveBooleanSignifies a nullified play due to a penalty
receptionreceiveIntegerNumber of receptions
safetyreceiveIntegerNumber of receiving safeties
targetsreceiveIntegerNumber of receiving targets
touchdownreceiveIntegerNumber of receiving touchdowns
yardsreceiveIntegerNumber of receiving yards
yards_after_catchreceiveIntegerNumber of receiving yards after the catch

Yards after catch is not currently a collected statistic for NCAA Football
Return Play Statistics:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
categoryreturnStringType of return
punt_return, kick_return
faircatchreturnIntegerNumber of return fair catches
nullifiedreturnBooleanSignifies a nullified play due to a penalty
returnreturnIntegerNumber of returns
touchbackreturnIntegerNumber of return touchbacks
touchdownreturnIntegerNumber of return touchdowns
yardsreturnIntegerNumber of return yardage
Rushing Play Statistics:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
attemptrushIntegerNumber of rushing attempts
firstdownrushIntegerNumber of rushing first downs
fumblerushIntegerNumber of rushing fumbles
goaltogorushIntegerNumber of rushes in goal-to-go
inside_20rushIntegerNumber of rushes inside the 20 yardline
nullifiedrushBooleanSignifies a nullified play due to a penalty
safetyrushIntegerNumber of rushing safeties
tlostrushIntegerNumber of rushing tackles for a loss
tlost_yardsrushIntegerNumber of rushing tackles for a loss yardage
touchdownrushIntegerNumber of rushing touchdowns
yardsrushIntegerNumber of rushing yards
Player:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
idplayerGUIDUnique ID of a player
ex. 4be48c57-4b7c-46ad-8535-445c195feda6
jerseyplayerStringJersey number of a player
nameplayerStringFull name of a player
ex. Stetson Bennett
positionplayerStringPosition of a player

See our FAQ for a list of valid positions
roleplayerStringRole of a player during a specific play
ex. pass, receive, tackle, rush, defend, catch, ast_tackle, kick, return, penalty
Team:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
aliasteamStringTeam alias
ex. IOW (University of Iowa)
idteamGUIDUnique ID of a team
ex. a2ee495d-37c7-45ac-ac3d-d3a492a219c1
marketteamStringTeam market name
ex. Iowa
nameteamStringTeam name
ex. Hawkeyes
Venue:
AttributeParent ElementTypeDescription
addressvenueStringAddress of a venue
ex. 886 Stadium Drive
capacityvenueIntegerCapacity of a venue
ex. 69250
cityvenueStringCity of a venue
ex. Iowa City
countryvenueStringCountry of a venue
ex. USA
idvenueGUIDUnique ID of a venue
ex. 967ef86b-d0de-49b7-8984-61f95104d30d
namevenueStringName of a venue
ex. Kinnick Stadium
roof_typevenueStringRoof type of a venue
outdoor, dome, retractable_dome
statevenueStringState of a venue
ex. IA
surfacevenueStringSurface type of a venue
turf, artificial, outdoor
zipvenueIntegerZIP code of a venue
ex. 52242
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