Yep, exactly. I tend to find if you can snap a few times, they'll panic about being face planted and often immediately try to pop back up. I find that I can often just let their pop up draw me in for excellent penetration for a number of throws.
The snap down is one of the things that got my Osoto gari really functioning well. Previously, I had always had difficulty getting penetration without being detected and jammed up. After working the snap down to I found getting in there got a lot easier, and the light bulb just kind of went off for that throw.