College: 3-4-1

SECTION 4. Delays/Clock Tactics

Delaying the Start of a Half


a. Each team shall have its players on the field for the opening play at the scheduled time for the beginning of each half. When both teams refuse to enter the field first for the start of either half, the home team must be the first to enter.

PENALTY—15 yards from the succeeding spot [S21].

b. The home management is responsible for clearing the field of play and end zones at the beginning of each half so the periods may start at the scheduled time. Bands, speeches, presentations, homecoming and similar activities are under the jurisdiction of home management, and a prompt start of each half is mandatory.

PENALTY—10 yards from the succeeding spot [S21].

(Exception: The referee may waive the penalty for circumstances beyond the control of the home management.)