Hello SDCFOA - Here are two more plays that involve multiple fouls by the same team. Keep studying. By the way, the Governor made no announcement as was expected, but said he would do so within a number of days. Keep up the great work! - Steve
Multiple Live Ball Fouls
#1) With third and 10 from A’s 30 yardline, A1 drops back and throws an incomplete pass in the direction of wide receiver A80. Prior to the pass, offensive tackle A70 holds at A’s 20 yardline, and during the pass WR A80 pushes off the defender and is flagged for offensive pass interference.
RULING: This is a multiple foul and the designated representative (head coach?) of B may accept either penalty or decline both and take the result of the play. Accepting the OPI foul will be a 15 yard penalty from the previous spot (loose ball play) resulting in a third and 25 from A’s 15 yardline. Accepting the holding penalty would provide A with a third and 30 from A's 10 yard line as the 10 yard penalty will be enforced from the spot of the foul (A’s 20 yardline) as it is a foul by the offense behind the basic spot/previous spot for a loose ball play. The referee provide the head coach with all three options with emphasis on the two best options: 1) Decline the penalties making is 4th and 10. Or 2) Accept the holding penalty making it 3rd and 30 from the A 10 yard line.
#2) With first and 10 from A's 30 yardline, Al advances to B's 40 where he fumbles. A2 recovers and advances to Bs 10 where he is downed. While the ball was loose following Al 's fumble, Bl held Al, and during the advance by A2, B2 grabbed A2 1s face mask/helmet opening.
RULING: This is a multiple foul and the designated representative of A may accept either penalty or decline both and take the results of the play. If the penalty is accepted for Bl 's foul it will be enforced from the end of Al ls run where he fumbled. It would be first and 10 from B's 30. If the penalty for B2's foul is accepted, it will be enforced from the end of A2’s run. In this case it would be first and goal for A from B's 5-yard line. Again, the referee has the option of not consulting the Team A head coach and just enforcing the face mask penalty which is the best option for team A.