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Time to take another look at the college OT rules

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by MtnBuff, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Watched the SJSU - Navy game last night. Exciting finish but I'm getting to hate the college OT rules.

    The college OT can be fun to watch but is a complete distortion of the game. At what other point do you line each team up and start the the 25.

    Unless a team messes up it means that you have already a relatively short FG try. If one team messes up their possession the other doesn't even bother trying to get a first down. They just run the ball to set up the kick.

    At the same time they completely eliminate huge elements of the game and certain strengths and weaknesses that teams have used to get to that point.

    You eliminate the punters, the punt returners, KO returners and kick coverage teams. You also eliminate the deep passing game and the ability to maintain a long sustained drive. In it's place you have a game that is almost a pure red zone game.

    One of the arguments made at the time they implemented it was that they didn't want the players to have to play extended periods of time. Since teams are so frequently matching scores and going into the 3rd, 4th, even 6th and 7th OT I would argue that they are playing longer than they would if they just added an extended sudden death period with each team guaranteed one possession.

    Because it is pure red zone the scores and the stats coming out of it are also a joke. Last night the Navy QB set a new NCAA record for rushing TDs by a QB of 7 in a game. What won't be noted is that 3 of them came in OT where the rules are different and the ball is already advanced close to the red zone.
     
  2. BuffHerd

    BuffHerd Club Member Club Member

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    Each team gets one (4 down) series from the 25. That would raise the stakes a bit.
     
  3. DBT

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    While I'd prefer they start at, say, the 40, the OT rules don't bother me that much. They don't go beyond the 2nd or 3rd iteration that often.
     
  4. Buffenuf

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    :yeahthat: Puts more emphasis on the real aspects of the game and not so much relliance on potential FGs bailing teams out of their predicaments.
     
  5. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Why not just play football?

    Starting at the 40 would be better than what they have now but still takes major parts of the game out of play.

    We do have some games decided in the first or second round but it seems a lot more continue longer. On the other side with the NFL system well over half the games are decided in the first or secod possession so it isn't extending the length of the game unreasonably.
     
  6. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Just play a 10 minute period. Then subsequent 7:30 periods if needed.
     
  7. OrangeBowl

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    I like it.A 20-20 game in regulation that turns into a crazy 50-48 final is fun...unless you're on the losing end of it
     
  8. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    This. The NFL should do the same thing.
     
  9. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    I like it.
     
  10. cruisebuff

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    I'm OK with college overtime but it really distorts the game stats. The Navy quarterback had 7 rushing touchdowns last night (3 of those in overtime).
     
  11. DBT

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    How about "Scissors,Paper,Rock?"
     

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