EXCEPTIONS TO OFFSETTING FOULS RULE l Clean Hands Provision l Postscrimmage Kick Enforcement l Try, After Team B Possession l Extra Periods, After Team B Possession
EXAMPLE: EXCEPTION l A22 and A39 In Motion At The Snap. B55 Intercepts a Forward Pass. B63 Clips on the Return.
EXAMPLE: EXCEPTION RULING: Clean Hands: B May Decline Offsetting Fouls to Retain Possession Following Completion of the Clipping Penalty.
EXAMPLE: EXCEPTION l At The Snap, Team A Has 5 In The Backfield And B76 Is In The Neutral Zone. B34 Recovers A22s Fumble. B47 Clips On The Return.
EXAMPLE: EXCEPTION RULING: Offsetting Fouls. No Option. Team B Was Not Clean.
EXAMPLE: EXCEPTION l B23 Intercepts A Pass And B76 Clips On The Return. A45 Tackles B23 By Twisting His Face Mask.
EXAMPLE: EXCEPTION RULING: Team B May Decline Offsetting Fouls And Retain The Ball After The Penalty For B76s Foul Is Completed. Note: Timing Of A45s Foul Does Not Matter.
EXAMPLE: EXCEPTION l B23 Intercepts A Pass And B76 Clips On The Return. A45 Tackles B23 By Twisting His Face Mask. Time In The First Half Expires On The Play.
EXAMPLE: EXCEPTION RULING: Team B May Decline Offsetting Fouls To Retain The Ball. However, Team A Will Decline The Penalty For B76s Foul, Ending The Half.
RULE 2-33 Applies ONLY When No Enforcement Spot Is Specified in a Rule Penalty Key Reference: Rule Determining The Enforcement Spot 3-and-1 PRINCIPLE
BASIC SPOT AND ENFORCEMENT SPOT BASIC SPOT l Benchmark For Application Of 3-and-1 Principle--Depends On Type Of Play Rule d ENFORCEMENT SPOT l Spot At Which Penalty Is Enforced
PENALTY ENFORCEMENT RULE c The 3-and-1 Principle Asks: l Where Is The BASIC SPOT? l Where Is The FOUL In Relation To The Basic Spot?
ENFORCEMENT SPOTS l Previous Spot l End Of The Run l Spot Of The Foul Special Cases: Succeeding Spot: Dead-Ball Fouls End Of The Kick: Postscrimmage Kick BASIC SPOTS
END OF THE RELATED RUN l Running Plays When Run Ends Beyond NZ l Running Plays When There Is No NZ
BASIC SPOTS PREVIOUS SPOT l Running Plays When Run Ends Behind Neutral Zone l Forward Pass Plays l Kick Plays (Except When PSK Applies)
DIAGRAM For 3-and-1 FOUL BY TEAM In Possession Not In Possession BASIC SPOT *Penalize From Basic Spot Beyond Basic Spot* Behind Basic SpotBehind Basic Spot*
EXAMPLE: 3-and-1 l 2nd And 7 At B-36. Ball Carrier A25 Is Tackled At B-45. During The Run A89 Blocks In The Back At B-30. RULING: 10-yard Penalty From B-36, The Previous Spot, Which Is The Basic Spot.
EXAMPLE: 3-and-1 l Ball Carrier A22 Is Tackled Behind The NZ. During The Play B36 Slugs A29 Eight Yards Downfield. RULING: Basic Spot Is Previous Spot. 15-yard Penalty From The Previous Spot. Automatic First Down. B36 Ejected.
EXAMPLE: 3-and-1 l A25 Gains Ten Yards To The B-25. A65 Clips At The B-30. Ruling: 15-yard Penalty From The Spot Of The Foul (B-30).
The 3-and-1 PRINCIPLE 3-and-1 Does NOT Mean From Where It Hurts Most
EXAMPLE: 3-and-1 l A12 Is Tackled For A 3-yard Loss. During The Play, B35 Twists A40s Facemask 10 Yards Beyond The Neutral Zone. RULING: 15-yard Penalty Against Team B, Enforced From PREVIOUS SPOT (The Basic Spot). Worst Spot? Spot Of Foul.
POSTSCRIMMAGE KICK ENFORCEMENT RULE Applies ONLY To Fouls By Team B: l Three Or More Yards Beyond NZ l During Scrimmage Kick Play Not On A Try Not In Extra Period Not On Successful Field Goal l Kick Crosses NZ l Team A Does Not Have Legal Possession When The Ball Is Declared Dead (2-2-5-c)
POSTSCRIMMAGE KICK ENFORCEMENT If These Conditions Are Satisfied: l Apply 3-and-1 Principle The PSK Spot Is The Basic Spot (End Of Kick Or B-20)
POSTSCRIMMAGE KICK ENFORCEMENT l Punt Receiver Catches Kick At The B-16 And Returns It To The B-48. During The Kick B62 Clips At The B-35. RULING: Basic Spot Is End Of The Kick. Penalize From The B-16. Team Bs Ball, 1st Down At The B-8.
POSTSCRIMMAGE KICK ENFORCEMENT l B27 Downs A Punt In His End Zone. During The Kick B57 Blocks Below The Waist (a) The B-10 (b) At The B-32. RULING: Basic Spot Is The B-20 (End Of The Kick). (a) Half The Distance To The B-5 (b) Half The Distance To The B-10
FOULS ON SCORING PLAYS RULE Foul By Defense During Touchdown Play l Penalties For PERSONAL FOULS Enforced On Try Or Kickoff. Do NOT Carry Over In Extra Period. l Penalties For ALL OTHER FOULS Do Not Carry Over. Usually They Are DECLINED BY RULE. (Exception: When Illegal Touching Enables Enforcement)
EXAMPLE: SCORING PLAY l A89 Catches Forward Pass For A TD. (a) B79 Offside. (b) B63 Roughs The Passer. (c) B26 Commits DPI. RULING: (a) Penalty Declined By Rule. TD Counts. (b) TD Counts. Penalty Enforced On Try Or Kickoff. (c) Penalty Declined By Rule. TD Counts
EXAMPLE: SCORING PLAY l A19 Touches the Punt Beyond the NZ. B29 Recovers and Advances. B64 CLIPS During B29s Run. B29 Fumbles; A47 Returns the Fumble (a) for a TD (b) to the B-5. RULING: (a) TD Counts; Penalty on Try or Kickoff. (b) Bs Ball, Either After the Clipping Penalty or at the Illegal-Touching Spot.
EXAMPLE: SCORING PLAY l A19 Touches the Punt Beyond the NZ. B29 Recovers and Advances. B64 HOLDS During B29s Run. B29 Fumbles; A47 Returns the Fumble for an Apparent TD. RULING: Penalty Can Be Enforced Due To the Illegal Touching. Ball Belongs To B Either After the Penalty Or At the Illegal-Touching Spot. AR VII
EXAMPLE: SCORING PLAY l A19 Touches the Punt Beyond the NZ. B29 Recovers, Advances and Fumbles. A47 Returns the Fumble for an Apparent TD. B64 HOLDS During A47s Run. RULING: Penalty Declined By Rule. Team Bs Ball at Illegal Touching Spot. AR V
FOULS ON SCORING PLAY RULE c Unsportsmanlike Conduct Fouls During or After TD Play: l Penalty Enforced on Try or on Kickoff (On Try in Extra Period) WILL CHANGE IN 2011
EXAMPLE: SCORING PLAY l A24 Taunts His Opponents As He Scores a Touchdown. RULING: TD Counts. 15-Yard Penalty Enforced Either on the Try or the Kickoff. WILL CHANGE IN 2011 (In Extra Period, the Penalty Is Enforced on the Try.)
FOULS AFTER SCORING PLAY RULE c Personal Foul Committed Between Touchdown and Try: l Penalty Enforced on Try or Kickoff (On Try in Extra Period)
PENALTY ENFORCEMENT ON THE TRY RULES 8-3-3, -4, -5 Successful Try, Foul by Team B: l A May Decline Penalty; OR Accept and Go for 2 Points. HOWEVER l Personal Foul: Accepted Penalty Carried Over to KO or Extra Period.
PENALTY ENFORCEMENT ON THE TRY No Change of Possession l Offsetting Fouls: Repeat Try l Loss-of-Down: Try is Over. No Penalty. No Score. l Kick-Catch Interference: Penalty Declined by Rule
PENALTY ENFORCEMENT ON THE TRY Change of Possession l Either Team (Not Both) Fouls After Change of Possession: Penalty Declined By RuleNo Carry-Over [EXC: Flagrant Personal Foul or LBF Treated as DBF: Penalty Carries Over]
PENALTY ENFORCEMENT ON THE TRY Change of Possession l Both Teams Foul and Team B Fouled Before Change of Possession: Fouls Offset--Down is Replayed l Both Teams Foul, and Team B Did NOT Foul Before Getting Possession: Fouls Cancel, No Replay. Exception to Does Not Apply.
EXAMPLE: FOULS ON THE TRY l A46 Illegally In Motion And B76 Offside. B34 Intercepts Pass And Is Tackled. RULING: Fouls Offset. Repeat Try.
EXAMPLE: FOULS ON THE TRY l A46 Illegally In Motion. B56 Intercepts Pass And B21 Clips On The Return. RULING: Fouls Cancel. No Replay. Try Is Over. (No Clean Hands Option For B.)
EXAMPLE: FOULS ON THE TRY l Try Kick Is Good. Team B Is Offside. RULING: Team A May Decline Penalty, Or Accept Penalty And Go For 2 Points. Penalty DOES NOT Carry Over.
EXAMPLE: FOULS ON THE TRY l Try Kick Is Good. B79 Commits A Personal Foul During The Down. RULING: Team A May Decline And Keep 1 Point; Or Accept And Go For 2; Or Keep 1 Point And Have Penalty Enforced On KO Or In Extra Period.
EXAMPLE: FOULS ON THE TRY l B65 Is Offside At Snap. B23 Intercepts Pass And Scores. A45 Fouls On The Return. RULING: Fouls Offset. Replay The Down. No Score.
EXAMPLE: FOULS ON THE TRY l B21 Intercepts A Pass And Is Tackled At The B-35. During The Run, B64 Clips In Team Bs End Zone. RULING: Penalty Declined By Rule. Try Is Over. NOT A Safety.
FOUL AFTER THE TRY Condition In Dead-Ball Foul Following Try: If Try Is Replayed, DBF Penalty Enforced Before The Replay. If Try Is Not Replayed, DBF Penalty Enforced On Kickoff Or In Extra Period
EXAMPLE: FOUL AFTER THE TRY l Try Attempt Is Unsuccessful. After The Play A60 Commits A Personal Foul. (a) B79 Was In The Neutral Zone At The Snap. (b) No Live-Ball Fouls Occurred. RULING: (a) Both Penalties Enforced. Try Replayed From 16-and-One-Half Yardline. (b) No Replay. 15-Yard Penalty Against Team A On Kickoff Or In Extra Period.
EXAMPLE: FOUL AFTER THE TRY l Team A Scores Two Points On The Try. After The Play A60 Commits A Personal Foul. B79 Was In The Neutral Zone At The Snap. RULING: Team A Will Decline The Offside Penalty. DBF Penalty Carries Over; Team A Penalized 15 Yards On Kickoff Or In Extra Period.
SUMMARY: PENALTIES CARRIED OVER l Penalties Carry Over To Try Or KO ONLY: Personal Foul By Non-Scoring Team On A Touchdown DBF Between TD And Try l Penalties For Other Fouls Do Not Carry Over
SUMMARY: PENALTIES CARRIED OVER l Penalties Carry Over To KO Or XP: During Try: Personal Foul By Team B DBF Field Goal Score DBF After The Try (To Kickoff, If Try Is Not Replayed)