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College Football VS. Pro Football
With a growing number of people becoming interested in professional football along with college football, I thought I would explain some of the contrasts and comparisons’ between the two divisions.
The first big contrast is the number of teams and number of games they play in a season. College football has 117 teams in the division 1-A, which is the top division. There are over a thousand teams in the 5 lower divisions. College teams play any where from 11 regular season games to 13. Some conferences have conference championship games which is another game and then the bowl games
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Most college teams use a run first technique and only pass when needed. They uses what is called an option play in college, pro football doesn’t use the option at all. The pros use a 50/50 between run and pass. It all depends if you have a better running back or quarterback on your pro team. In pro football when you have 4th down you most likely will punt it away or kick a field goal, depending where you are. In college if a kicker is just out of range for a field goal and the punter is to close to punt it without going in the end zone, college teams will most likely go for it.
The speed of the games is totally different. In the pros just the best college players get to play. So the speed of the game is much faster in the pros than college. Consider just the top division in college football, which has 117 teams and multiply that by say 55-60 players per team. That is a watered down version of the speed of the pros, which is 32 teams multiply 53 players per team. You can figure out the difference yourself (6669 to 1696).
The top division in college football doesn’t have a true playoff system to find a national champion. They have what are called bowl games which are a holiday tradition in America. They are special postseason games and you get invited to one if you are a good quality team or you win your conference. What college football does to find a national champion is
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