NCAA BRINGS NEW RULE CHANGE TO HOW END-OF-QUARTER PLAYS AFFECT GAME CLOCK

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<p>Under a new NCAA rule change, Auburn’s Anders Carlson would not have had an opportunity to kick a 52-yard field goal at the end of the first half in the 2019 Iron Bowl.</p><p>Despite not having a timeout and the prior play ending in the field of play, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn successfully lobbied to get one second put back on the clock. After a review, the Tigers lined up and kicked the field goal.</p><p>The new rule states, “If the game clock expires at the end of a half and replay determines that there was time remaining and the clock should start on the referee’s signal after review, there must be at least three seconds remaining, when the ball should have been declared dead, to restore time to the clock. If less than three seconds remain on the game clock, the half is over.”</p>

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