AR 3-2-4 / Playing Time
- During the last 2 minutes of a half the clock has been stopped to award a first down. RULING: Clock will restart on the snap.
- The pass is incomplete, the ball rolls far away from the field, and no player helps the officials to get the ball back to the scrimmage line.
RULING: The Referee shall stop the clock at their discretion and the clock will restart on the ready.
- In a close game with 4 minutes remaining, the leading offense repeatedly and deliberately commit delay of game fouls in order to consume time.
RULING: The clock will stop for the penalty and restart on the next snap by rule.
- In a close game with less than 2 minutes remaining and the offense trailing, an offensive player who is beyond the neutral zone throws a pass out of bounds, to the ground or to a teammate, in order to conserve time.
RULING: Penalty – Five yards from the spot of the foul and loss of down for illegal pass. The clock will be ordered to start on the ready-for-play signal.