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The chess match that is a college football overtime can’t be beat. It’s true to the game. It’s competitive. And it can be thrilling.

Overtime rules for 2023 have remained the same from the changes that were implemented in 2021.

Each overtime period includes an offensive possession for both teams and a defensive possession for both teams.

Example: Team A is on defense while Team B is on offense. After Team B completes their possession, Team A will have a possession on offense and Team B will be on defense.

Each team gets one time out for every overtime period. The game is won by whichever team has the most points at the end of the overtime period. If the game is still tied at the end of a period (i.e. both teams have had an offensive and defensive series), then the game continues to another overtime period.

In the event of a second overtime period, any team that scores a touchdown is required to attempt a two-point conversion rather than a point-after kick.

And should the game move into of a third overtime period, the teams will alternate running two-point attempts until a winner is determined.

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