Highlighted Rule of the Week
Penalties Completed-Dead Ball Fouls
ARTICLE 6. a. Live-ball fouls do not offset dead-ball fouls.
- When a live-ball foul by one team is followed by one or more dead-ball fouls (including live-ball fouls treated as dead-ball fouls) by an opponent or by the same team, the penalties are administered separately and in the order of occurrence (A.R. 10-1-6-I-VI).
Team A punts and is illegally in motion at the snap. The untouched ball goes out of bounds between the goal lines, after which Team B commits a personal foul.
Possible options: (1) If Team B elects to replay the down, Team A will be penalized five yards at the previousspot followed by a 15-yard penalty against Team B, which includesan automatic first down. (2) Team B could decline the illegal-motionpenalty and have the ball, first and 10 after a 15-yard penalty from the out-of-bounds spot. (3) Team B could accept the five-yard penalty enforced at the out of bounds spot (Rule 6-3-13) followed by the 15-yard penalty against Team B. In all options, the clock starts on the snap (Rule 3-3-2-d-8).