College: 10-1-1

SECTION 1. Penalties Completed

How and When Completed


a. A penalty is completed when it is accepted, declined or canceled according to rule, or when the choice is obvious to the referee.

b. Any penalty may be declined, but a disqualified or ejected player must leave the game whether the penalty is accepted or declined (Rule 2-27-12).

c. When a foul is committed, the penalty shall be completed before the ball is declared ready for play for any ensuing down.

d. Penalties as stated are not enforced if in conflict with other rules.