Given that I began paying attention to football once I got to Michigan, I don't grasp some of the nuances of the rulebook. Could someone who has a greater football IQ than me explain why when there is an intentional grounding the clock stops? This is a net advantage for a team in Purdue's position today. They have no time outs and an extra few yards doesn't really matter. So why doesn't the clock continue to tick after that call has been made? I look forward to being smarter after I read your responses. The majority of my football knowledge comes from these boards.
"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."