A new overtime rule has been proposed in college football this season and it could lead to a two-point shootout would beginning in the third overtime.
The Associated Press’ Ralph D’Russo reports NCAA Rules Committee has recommended that teams must go for two points after a touchdown in the second overtime, and from the third overtime on, it could become a two-point shootout.
Russo said a vast majority of overtime games end within two possessions and the goal is to try to have a winner while avoiding lengthy games that wear out players, he said.
The Athletic reports the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel will discuss changes in late April.
“Faking injuries remains a point of discussion,” The Athletic’s Chris Vannini tweeted. “Rules committee proposing a framework to allow a team/conference to request post-game video review about a fake injury.”
Vannini also said it will be a point of emphasis for officials to throw flags for taunting during the 2021 season.