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NEW COLLEGE FOOTBALL RULES

February 19, 2013
Richmond High School



NEW PROPOSED COLLEGE FOOTBALL RULES

Next college football season will have some new rules….here they are: 

A rule to eject players who target and contact defenseless players above the shoulders, was a unanimous proposal by the committee. The rule would automatically eject a player flagged for “targeting” as well as impose a 15-yard penalty.

 

The committee is trying to simplify the rules on blocking. Previously, whether you could block a player from the side or back depended on where they lined up on the defensive line of scrimmage. The new rule says no matter where a player lines up you can only block them from the front and the block must be above the waist.

 

There will be 10 seconds run off clock when the clock is stopped for an injury with one minute or less left in a half.

 

A team can only stop the clock by spiking the ball if there are three seconds or more on the clock.

 

If a player changes their jersey number during a game that change must be reported to the referee and the referee will make an in-game announcement.

 

Each player, on the same team, at the same position is required to have a different number.

 

A team’s jersey and or pants must contrast in color the playing field.

 

On-field officiating crews will be allowed to use electronic communications.

The Big 12 is going to experiment with an 8 man officiating crew instead of the standard 7 man crew.

 

Instant replay will be available to adjust the clock at the end of the first and third quarter and not just the end of each half.


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