What's the point of this? I'll give you an example of why I ask: I'm watching the Alamo Bowl between Nebraska and Michigan (though this happens on the NFL as well) and the RB from Nebraska breaks off a pretty big run to the 19 yd line then takes a late hit out of bounds. The personal foul, normally a 15 yard penalty, is only marked off as "half the distance to the goal line" giving the Huskers 10 yards on the penalty. Next play, personal foul face mask...marked off 4 yards. After back-to-back personal fouls, the Huskers are only given 14 yards in penalties in what would normally be 30 yards. Next play, Nebraska gets called for holding and is backed up 10 yards. Why should Nebraska be punished because they were inside their 20 yd line? If it's a 15 yard penalty, why not spot the ball on the 5 yard line? After the 2nd personal foul, why not spot the ball on the 1? Same thing with going the other way. If you committ a 10 yard penalty, why are you only backed up 5 just because you're on the 10? Why not move them back to the 1 yd line? Okay...just had to get that off my chest. If anybody has a reasonable explanation, I'd love to hear it.