College football has been working on perfecting its overtime rules for the last few years.
First, it was requiring teams to go for a two-point attempt after a touchdown starting in the third overtime period. If a game reached a fifth overtime, the two teams would begin alternating two-point plays rather than starting overtime drives on the 25-yard line.
On Thursday, the NCAA announced that those two rules would be altered.
Instead of the two-point try beginning in the third overtime period, it will now start in the second overtime. In addition, the alternating two-point attempts will now start in the third overtime rather than the fifth.
— Inside the NCAA (@InsidetheNCAA) April 22, 2021
The rule is being implemented as a way to limit the number of plays being run when games go into overtime. After watching that Texas A&M-LSU game go to seven overtimes in 2018, it’s easy to see why changes were a focus.
Granted, some will feel as though there’s some overcompensation happening with the two-point attempts happening in the second overtime. The third felt about right, but it’s a somewhat understandable proposition.
What do you think about the changes?
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