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Old Thu Jan 28, 2016, 10:06am
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Originally Posted by CT1 View Post
There's no logical reason for such a difference -- therefore, it's "gratuitous".
Even though I find it hard to understand the logic of the NCAA version of handling such situations, I presume they had specific objectives, they may have honestly considered valid, for arbitrarily depriving the defensive effort of the advantage, they honestly achieved, by causing the offense to foul BEHIND where play began to lessen the impact of the consequences earned by, and applied against, the fouling offense.

NFHS prefers consistency in it's handling of penalty enforcement, by establishing "basic spots", which are determined by action that occurs immediately prior, actually during, and after the down, as well as non-player fouls.

"Gratuitous" seems largely a matter of personal perspective.