Couldn't understand this one

NND Sports Fan

VaPreps Varsity
Aug 1, 2002
921
182
43
here's one that had me scratching and shaking my head from Saturday.
Essex had the ball at the KW one yd line. RB pushes forward in a pile of humanity. He reaches out and a KW player apparently took the ball out of his hands. What was crazy to me was that the officials ruled it a touchback. To me if that's what they came up with shouldn't it have been an Essex TD or a safety.
 

FBRef

VaPreps Hall of Famer
Nov 8, 2001
24,300
16
38
It would be a touchback if the defender was touching the ground in the end zone with anything other than his foot or hand.