Rule 10 – Section 2 – Article 3 – Postscrimmage Kick Enforcement
a. Under postscrimmage kick enforcement rules, fouls by Team B that satisfy the conditions in paragraph b (below) are treated as if Team B had been in possession at the time the foul was committed, even though by Rule 2-4-1-b-3 team possession had not changed.
b. Postscrimmage kick enforcement applies only to fouls by Team B during a scrimmage kick and only under the following conditions:
- The kick is not during a try, a successful field goal, or in an extra period. (A.R. 10-2-3:IV)
- The ball crosses the neutral zone.
- The foul occurs before the end of the kick. (A.R. 10-2-3:I, II and V)
- Team B will next put the ball in play.
If these conditions are all met, the penalty is enforced according to the Three-and-One Principle. Team B is taken as the team in possession with the postscrimmage kick spot as the basic spot (Rule 10-2-2-c). See Rule 2-25-11 for the postscrimmage kick spot. (A.R. 10-2-3:I-VII)