Monday, September 20, 2010

Fake field goal timing etc

When I hear people talk about the play clock on MSUs fake field goal, I'm not sure if they're talking about the ESPN clock - which was went to :00 before the play clock or the actual play clock in the stadium.

It looks to me like the play clock got down to :00 as well, but then the snap occurred almost immediately afterward. I completely buy the BigEast explanation that the ref sees the clock go to zero then looks down at the play to see if the ball has been snapped. By that time the ball was likely already snapped.

If you have a team that is trying to run clock, you should put the play clock as high up as possible - more head turning time...

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