By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — Baseball isn’t the only sport trying to make its games shorter, according to Axios Sports.
The NCAA Football Rules Committee has proposed three measures that would shorten college football games, including one aimed specifically at reducing the number of plays.
Why it matters: The more plays, the more opportunity to get injured. And with a longer season coming in 2024 when the College Football Playoff expands, the NCAA wants to get a head start on improving player safety.
The most impactful proposal would see the clock continue to run after a first down except in the final two minutes of either half, just like in the NFL. Currently, the clock is stopped after a first down until the refs reset the chains and spot the ball.
That change would eliminate about eight plays per game, per the NCAA.