College Football – Major Differences to Pro Football
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College Football – Major Differences to Pro Football
The basic framework is the same between American College Football and Pro Football, and the rules generally mirror each other. Each league has the same rules for the way in which teams accumulate points, the number of players on the field, basic penalties, and overall gameplay. However, there are subtle differences between the two that set them apart and allow fans to experience a unique style from each. Clock Management The regulation time of the game is the same for both College and Pro Football, as well as each game separated into two halves consisting of two quarters per half. One major difference is that there is no "Two-minute warning" in College Football. A Two-minute warning is a term used in Pro Football which relates to an automatic timeout and clock stoppage with two minutes to play in each half. In College Football, the clock keeps running down when it hits the two-minute mark just the same as it would in the first and third quarters. Another clock management difference is what happens after a team receives a "First Down". In the Pros, the clock continues to run if the team is able to make a first down. However, in College Football, the clock will stop moving until the referee has placed the ball at its designated location on the field and blown his whistle to signal the time keeper to start the clock. Overtime The overtime rules are also different between the two leagues. In Pro Football, if both teams are tied at the end of regulation, a 15 minute overtime is played and the first team to score will win the game. In College Football, overtime is played in a much more unique and arguably exciting fashion. Each team gets a chance with the ball on offense and there is no running clock. If the teams are still tied after this point, it goes to a second overtime where each team gets another chance with the ball on offense. If they are still tied, a third overtime will begin with the same structure, only this time if a team scores a touchdown, they must attempt a two-point conversion. It keeps going back and forth like this until someone ends up with more points at the end of a particular overtime period. รวยกับบาคาร่า Rules of the Game As mentioned, the general rules for each league are the same, but there are different variations to certain circumstances which make the games unique. Here are the most common general rule differences between College and Pro Football: Out of Bounds -- In the Pro game, a player making a catch near the sideline is considered to be in bounds only if both of his feet touch down when he has possession of the ball. In College, a player only has to keep one foot in bounds as he makes the catch for it to be considered a complete catch. Down by Contact -- In College Football, if a player with the ball falls to the ground without being touched, the play is over. However, in Pro Football, a player must be forced to the ground by a player of the opposing team in order for the play to be over. If he falls down on his own, he is allowed to get back up and continue running with the ball. Pass Interference -- If a player attempting to catch the ball is interfered with before he is able to make an attempt to catch it, a pass interference penalty is called. This is the same for both leagues, but the enforcement of the penalty is different. In the Pro game, the ball will be placed at the spot where the penalty occurred, but in College it will only be a 15 yard penalty from the original spot of the ball. Players The last and probably more obvious difference between the games is that Pro players are paid a salary whereas the College players are not. Once a player has graduated College or has played the required number of years removed from high school (3 years), he can choose to enter the Pro Draft where the Pro teams will select players from College to play for their team and pay them a salary.    

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