NCAA football rules committee: Clock to run after first downs

Stopping the clock after a first down would be limited to the final two minutes of either half under a proposal submitted by the NCAA Football Rules Committee.The proposal is among many that could be approved in a vote on April 20.”The NCAA Football Rules Committee has proposed several timing rules changes intended to continue the effort to control the flow of the game and encourage more consistent game management. The committee anticipates the adjustments, which were finalized Friday in Indianapolis, would modestly reduce the number of plays in the game, something the committee will study closely during the 2023 season,” the committee said in a statement Friday.Georgia coach Kirby Smart, co-chair of the committee, said the “rule change is a small step intended to reduce the overall game time and will give us some time to review the impact of the change.”