- QB hits receiver who goes out of bounds with 3:15 left in the first quarter. The game clock is stopped and then is restarted once the referee whistles the ball in play. The same process is used following a first down timeout.
- Same play but there's 1:15 left in the first (or second) half. The game clock starts with the snap.
- Same play but there's 4:25 left in regulation. The game clock restarts when the referee signals 'ready.' (In the NFL, the game clock stays quiet in the final five minutes of the second half.)
- When the ref blows a play 'dead,' the offense has 40 seconds to snap the next play.
- Following play stoppages such as timeouts, it's the 25-second clock.
In addition to eliminating the five-yard face mask penalty and the sideline violation warning (first time it's a five yard penalty), the NCAA added the following sportsmanship reminder in the 2008 rulebook:
- Any attempt to record, either through audio or video means, any
signals given by an opposing player, coach or other team personnel is
Previous play clock exception: There was a 15-second play clock after television timeouts last season. Tis no more.