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Intentional Grounding

Definition

A forward pass is thrown intentionally incomplete so that the passer avoids loss of yardage or to conserve time. Exceptions Not assessed if the ball is spiked. If the quarterback has moved outside of the area between his offensive tackles (the "tackle box"), there is no foul for grounding the ball if the quarterback throws the ball past the line of scrimmage.

Outcome

10 yards or spot of foul, whichever is farther from the original line of scrimmage, and loss of down. If the foul occurs in the end zone, the play is ruled a safety.

Penalties By Season

Note: Offsetting and Declined penalties are ignored, except where specified.

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SeasonGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
202026945503212401
2021328973500
200926736416171902
201026747530192802
201126743463192401
20122673036362410
201326741508202110
201426730331151512
201526734386211310
201626728316141404
201726737419152203
201826727308161101
201926734380151911
Totals32384405020201239517


Penalties By Season - Per Game

Note: Offsetting and Declined penalties are ignored, except where specified.

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SeasonGamesTotal CountPenalty YardsHomeAwayDeclinedOffsetting
20202690.171.870.080.090.000.00
2021320.253.030.090.160.000.00
20092670.131.560.060.070.000.01
20102670.181.990.070.100.000.01
20112670.161.730.070.090.000.00
20122670.111.360.020.090.000.00
20132670.151.900.070.080.000.00
20142670.111.240.060.060.000.01
20152670.131.450.080.050.000.00
20162670.101.180.050.050.000.01
20172670.141.570.060.080.000.01
20182670.101.150.060.040.000.00
20192670.131.420.060.070.000.00
Totals32380.141.550.060.070.000.01