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College football clock to run after first downs as NCAA approves rule change

Apr 21, 2023

College football will look a little different for the 2023 season.

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved changes on Friday that will allow the clock to run after first downs — except for in Division III — starting next season, the NCAA announced.

The clock will stop during the last two minutes of each half after first downs.

"That's important," said Steve Shaw, NCAA secretary rules-editor and officials coordinator, "because the beauty of the difference in our game, and it allows a team late in the game, even without timeouts, to have a chance to advance the ball and come back and that sort of thing. So we're still going to stop it in the last two minutes."

Source: Fox News

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