Best Answer

the clock stops because football is based on downs so if there was no way to stop the clock other than a time out the game would move too fast and would be far less exciting

Live Ball Becomes Dead

ARTICLE 2. a. A live ball becomes a dead ball as provided in the rules or when an official sounds his whistle (even though inadvertently) or otherwise signals the ball dead (A.R. 4-2-1-II and A.R. 4-2-4-I)."


Ball Declared Dead

ARTICLE 3. A live ball becomes dead and an official shall sound his whistle or declare it dead:

When it goes out of bounds other than a kick that scores a field goal

after touching the uprights or crossbar

when a ball carrier is out of bounds

when a ball carrier is so held that his forward progress is stopped.

When in question, the ball is dead (A.R. 4-2-1-II)."

User Avatar

Wiki User

14y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar
More answers
User Avatar

Wiki User

14y ago

According to the explanation given at the end of the Nebraska-Texas Big 12 Championship game, when it hits something. The review determined that the ball struck a railing at 1 second to go, so one second was put back on the clock, allowing Texas to score the game winner on a field goal.

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

11y ago

When the ball crosses the out of bounds line.

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

14y ago

as soon as the ball hits something.

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: When does the clock stop on a pass out of bounds when it crosses the out of bounds line or when it hits something out of bounds?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What is the call if the basketball hits the shot clock?

Out of bounds, same if it hits the very top or back of the backboard!

At what times is someone in possession of the ball considered out of bounds if ones knee goes down in bounds but the ball hits out of bounds?

If his knee touches inbounds, he is considered tackled in the field of play, regardless if the the ball ends up out of bounds. The clock will continue to run

Is a player out of bounds if the ball and his upper body are out of bounds before his knee hits the ground in bounds?

Rules vary from state to state but in this case it is perfectly legal. So along as the players feet are in bounds. In highschool football its normally if one foot is in bounds and the other is not out of bounds and the player has control of the ball then its a catch

In high school basketball if the ball hits the roof is out of bounds?


If player on team A tries to save a ball from going out of bounds and it hits a player from team B who has one foot out of bounds and one foot in bounds who gets pocession of the ball?

Sean loves aly tierno

Must a player have one foot out of bounds for field hockey sideline hits?


What is considered out of bounds in ultimate frisbee?

Just like in any other sport, there are boundaries around the field. However, if the disc flies past the boundaries, it is not necessarily out of bounds yet. Quality players curve the disc out of bounds and back in and, if caught in bounds, is still considered in and good. If a player jumps from in bounds and catches and throws the disc in play, before he hits the ground, that is considered in and good (this is commonly known as "the greatest" due to its difficulty to accomplish). Once the disc hits the ground out of play or a player catches the disc out of bounds, it is considered a dead disc. Also recognize that if the disc hits the ground, in the field or past the boundaries, it is a turnover and the other team picks up the disc.

If you are trying to save the ball from going out of bounds and you throw the ball off of an opponent when he is out of bounds whose ball is it?

If the opponent has established position out of bounds (at least one foot on the floor) then the ball would still be yours. If the opponent is in the air and has not established position out of bounds the ball is still live.

Is it out of bound if the ball hits the side of the backboard in basketball?

that made no sense at all... It does make sense or atleast I understand, I do believe that it is considered out of bounds. I could be wrong but I think that if it goes over the backboard most refs call that out.

What angle is the clock making when is hits 4 o clock?

obtuce angle

Does the shot clock reset if the ball hits a hook on the rim?

If a player shoots the ball before the shot-clock goes off, and it hits the rim in any way, then yes the clock will reset.

If the ball goes over the backboard in the NBA is it out of bounds?

The Ball is still in play. Back surface is the only out-of-bounds part of the backboard. (Supporting elements, such as pipes or poles or arms, etc. are obviously not part of the backboard or rim and are out of bounds.)The ball traveling OVER the top of the backboard is OUT of bounds. I believe this rule was put in place because Wilt Chamberlain would score from the other side of the board.Some sources say that if the backboard is 'fan shaped' or arched top, then the over-top rule does not apply, but does if the backboard is rectangle.It's amazing to me how many times this happens at the gym and players call it out of bounds. Cmon! You gotta know the rules if you want to play the game. No one ever knows this rule, but here it is:Rule 4, Section I - c. All five sides of the backboard (top, bottom, both sides and front face) are in play. As long as the shot stays on the top of the backboard, it is still in bounds. When it falls through the basket, the goal counts. But once the ball crosses over the backboard - regardless of where it comes to rest - it is out of bounds.