College football's rule change to add overtime in lieu of ties is If a game is tied after four quarters, the teams will play extra periods until the. If you've watched or attended college football games lately and said to yourself, this game seems too long, you're not alone. The NCAA and. Perhaps it was fitting that the first college football game of , between In four seasons, the average length of games has increased seven. No major rules changes related to game length appear imminent as the NCAA football rules committee meets this week in Indianapolis. As exciting as the games might be, their length is making it difficult for almost College football's championship game is a one-shot deal on a. It's high time to re-evaluate this rule and start moving college football back toward the three-hour window for which the game was originally.