College Football vs. Nfl Compare/Contrast Essay

705 Words Nov 23rd, 2012 3 Pages
Enrichment week 17-18 Zack Black

College Football vs. the NFL

The game of football is clearly the most popular sport around the United States. The subject of college football versus professional football includes a topic of many debates among football fans across America. Each individual has their own opinion on which they prefer. There are many similarities, of course, when comparing college football to the NFL. First and foremost, the same basic rules of the game apply. Teams are comprised of a full roster who all have the same goal. For instance, each have a quarterback, receivers, defense players, offense players, and so forth. In both college
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In college, if the players has full control of the ball and puts one fut on the ground, it is ruled a completion. However, in the NFL the player needs to have not one but two feet in-bounds and complete control for it to be a completion. I strongly disagree with NCAAF’s differential in this situation. I think that college players should also need to have two feet in-bounds. Therefore, if and when they make it to the NFL, they will not be used to the fact that they only need one foot in. In addition, there are more games played within the NFL rather than college. Also, professional games are longer; along with a difference in the overtime rule. While a college overtime rule seems fairer than the NFL overtime rule, the NFL strategizes in a better way. The NFL overtime system provides the coin toss, while the college over time system does not. The biggest problem pertained with the college overtime system has to do with field position. The teams start in the field goal range; this makes an easy sack of the quarterback. Also, starting in the field goal range makes it difficult to gain yards. On the other hand, the NFL has recently changed its overtime rules that now state if the team that first has possession in overtime ends their first drive in a field goal then the opposing team still gets a chance with the ball. However, if the team starting with the ball scores a touchdown on their first drive the game is over. Subsequently,
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