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Changes in Football Rules for 1911

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At the meeting of the Intercollegiate Football Rules Committee yesterday, several minor changes in the rules were decided upon. Only two of these will have a direct influence upon the game, the others being mainly with regard to duties of officials. These are: (1) A player turning to catch a forward pass must not be tackled until he has caught the ball; (2) if the ball, while in play, hits an official, it shall not be declared dead, but play shall continue.

The other changes are as follows: (1) The intermission between the first and second, and between the third and fourth periods, shall be two minutes instead of three; (2) teams may, by agreement, transfer the supervision of offside play from the umpire to the head linesman, in any case, the linesman shall report offences to the umpire; (3) throwing a player to the ground after the ball has been declared dead, is unnecessary roughness; (4) three men shall be allowed to walk along each side-line, instead of five as heretofore; (5) penalties for incomplete forward passes shall be enforced from the point of the down, not that from which the pass is made; (6) keeping time is delegated to the umpire in place of the field judge.

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