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emt007
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Troy FG before the half
Not that it should have come down to this. But can anyone explain to me why Troy was allowed a chance to attempt this FG. From my understanding the clock stops until the chains have moved for the first down. But once the chains are set the clock goes back to running, therefore even with 2 seconds (which they were given) they shouldn't have had time to get the field goal off. Again, not making an excuse for the piss poor performance. Just looking for a clarification.



SabiDojo
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The refs fricked up.


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jonboy
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re: Troy FG before the half
Ball should have been spotted and clock turned on.


therick711
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re: Troy FG before the half
There is no explanation. A sensible rule would be that if time is added to the clock and a unit has to be changed, the unit must run from the sideline once the ball is marked ready for play. Because the rule isn't sensible, this scenario has happened countless times in college football in general, and once against Ole Miss for LSU specifically.


jeff70121
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re: Troy FG before the half
Bingo...


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OldManRiver
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If you allow for a review in that situation, you have to figure out a way that doesn't give the team a free timeout in that situation. One modification of the rule might be if there is less than 3 seconds on the clock, and the offense has no timeouts, then they aren't allowed to substitute personnel. Just go back out with the 11 that were on the field and snap the ball, just like they would have had the review never happened.


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A sensible rule would be that if time is added to the clock and a unit has to be changed, the unit must run from the sideline once the ball is marked ready for play.

I like your idea better than mine


LSU Tiger 216
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re: Troy FG before the half
10 second run off?


Brummy
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A sensible rule would be that if time is added to the clock and a unit has to be changed, the unit must run from the sideline once the ball is marked ready for play.

That would make for an interesting sight - a whole special teams unit sprinting from the sideline to get into position on the blow of the whistle.


therick711
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Either of those rules works.


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therick711
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re: Troy FG before the half
Think of it like the XFL's scramble without the most of the injuries.


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doubleb
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re: Troy FG before the half
Go back and review the entire game and it's apparent that you can't get a snap off in two seconds after a first down even if you tried ( we did). The refs marked the ball ready for play too fast.

Common sense should have prevailed and the clock should have expired.

Four seconds or more then perhaps the O could run up and spike the ball or run a quick play. But the play was added our expense and that's wrong


doubleb
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Doesn't work.


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Pelican fan99
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re: Troy FG before the half
It was total bull shite. I couldn't believe they just gave Troy a free field goal attempt like that


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Pelican fan99
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re: Troy FG before the half
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Go back and review the entire game and it's apparent that you can't get a snap off in two seconds after a first down even if you tried ( we did). The refs marked the ball ready for play too fast.
Its not just that. They would have had to run the field goal team on with 2 seconds on the clock. Absolutely no way that happens


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TigerFan4040
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even with 2 seconds (which they were given) they shouldn't have had time to get the field goal off


Agreed, and that should never happen AT HOME. I am not suggesting foul play by the clock operator, but at home, opponents should NEVER be on the right side of an obvious clock mishap (especially when it costs the home team points).


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re: Troy FG before the half
Germans


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thunderbird1100
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re: Troy FG before the half
It's a perplexing thing about how the clock operates in college football.

After ANYONE is tackled at any point in a game a second or two always runs off the clock. From my understanding, this is because they wait for the refs to make a signal about a play being over. So technically it's not immediately over for the clock operator until told to stop the clock. This is why you always see a short delay between someone getting tackled for a first down and the clock stopping.

But when it comes down to end of games, it's like the clock is suddenly micromanaged down to the millisecond a pass play is incomplete or someone gets tackled or goes out of bounds. Despite once again a second or two always rolling off the clock after someone gets tackled as the clock operator waits for the ref's signals or goes out of bounds, in this instance, the moment he went down they decided to put the time to that exact second.

In the end, if the clock operator stopped the clock like he was "apparently" supposed to, there's no way they get the offense off the field and field goal team on the field to get that kick off in less than 2 seconds. So, there's the irony of it all.
This post was edited on 10/3 at 11:37 am


Chicken
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re: Troy FG before the half
Was Troy out of timeouts?


7nette
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Was Troy out of timeouts?



about 95% sure they were.


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