Mainly, it goes against my belief that people should never be rewarded for breaking the rules of
I think others are correct this was more of a TV display glitch. Technically I think they start it when the chains are moved, not when the ball is placed.During our final drive on offense, Chase Allen caught a pass for a first down (around OSU's 15 yard line). Chase was tackled with about 1:18 remaining on the clock, however the clock kept running. Clock stopped for a couple seconds around 1:10 while the ref placed the ball, then resumed.
I thought the clock stopped as soon as play ended after a first down, until the ref spots/places the ball?
Edit: In no way insinuating this influenced the outcome of the game
College rules has the clock stopping on every first down and starts back up once the ball is set by the referee. I noticed it too, however at the time didn't care because I honestly didn't think we would score. Had we gotten the ball back on the onside kick, I would've really cared about those 8 er so seconds.Agree, thought that once or twice early in the game as well.
As far as starting the clock at the ready or at the snap - at least in high school - if the prior play ended with the clock running, the clock will start at the ready. If the prior play ended out of bounds/incomplete, it would start at the snap. However, with under 2 minutes to go, the offended team always has the option whether to start on the ready or the snap. Not sure if the college rules are similar or not.
ISU called timeout after stopping OSU short of the line to gain on third down. OSU lined up like they were going to run a play on fourth down, but took a penalty for delay of game.Too lazy to look for it, but I think a previous thread (from a previous year) said that the refs have discretion whether or not to start the clock after a penalty. Basically if they think the team is trying to run down the clock, then they won't start the clock until the ball is snapped. Otherwise they might tend to keep the game moving along.
Yeah I was talking about after a penalty - high school stops for first downs, too.College rules has the clock stopping on every first down and starts back up once the ball is set by the referee. I noticed it too, however at the time didn't care because I honestly didn't think we would score. Had we gotten the ball back on the onside kick, I would've really cared about those 8 er so seconds.
You can’t have multiples, but you can have someone accidentally false start, and then do another delay of game, you just can’t have two in a row.That seems sketchy as hell if that is the rule. Why wouldn't you just continuously take delay of game penalties to run out the clock? That shouldn't be a ref's choice.