New rule would standardize times between plays

February 16, 2002
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA will allow the experimental use of a two-interval play clock, possibly as early as this fall, in certain conference football games.

A team would have 45 seconds to snap the ball after the preceding play is whistled dead. However, when the game clock is stopped for reasons such as a first down, ball out of bounds, change of possession or penalty, the team would have 25 seconds to snap the ball after a signal by the referee.

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