The 2022 college football season is underway as more than 100 teams compete for 13 weeks for one of the four spots in the College Football Playoff rankings. Each of the CFB results plays an important role in the weekly college football top 25 rankings and the Heisman Trophy race.
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What happens if a college football game is tied?
If a college football game is tied after four quarters, the game goes into overtime with no timeouts. Under NCAA rules, the referee flips a coin to determine which team has first possession in overtime. The away team captain picks heads or tails and the winner of the coin toss then decides whether to play offense or defense first. The loser of the coin toss chooses which side of the field he wants to play on.
Both teams have one possession in each of the first two overtime periods and receive one timeout per overtime period. The offense starts at the opponent’s 25-yard line and then has four downs to convert a first down or score a touchdown or field goal. After that possession, the next team receives the ball at the opposite 25-yard line.
If the game is tied after the first overtime, both teams can again have one possession of the football. However, they are required to attempt a two-point conversion after scoring a touchdown. If they score a touchdown and a two-point conversion, the opposing offense must match the eight points scored for the game to continue.
How to score 1 point in college football?
There are two ways to score a point in a college football game. The most traditional way is to convert the extra point attempt immediately after the touchdown. Another way to score a point is highly unusual, but there are a few instances in college football history.
Can the defense score in school football OT?
A defense can score in college football overtime on a pick-six or a fumble returned for a touchdown. During the 2022 college football season, Kansas Jayhawks defensive back Jacobee Bryant returned the pick-six against the West Virginia Mountaineers. In 2020, Tulsa returned a pick-six in double overtime against Tula for the game-winning drive.
If the offense attempts an extra point or two-point conversion and is then tackled in its own end zone and the ball is considered dead, it is a one-point safety for the defense. Additionally, if the defense recovers a blocked punt or fumble and then carries the ball out of the end zone before it is tackled in the end zone, it is a one-point safety for the offense. This has happened twice in college football history. First, on November 26, 2004 in a game between Texas and Texas A&M. A one-point safety also happened in the 2013 Fiesta Bowl between Oregon and Kansas State, which you can look here.
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Since 2022, each team has taken turns attempting two-point conversions in the third overtime. The game will continue with both teams either converting for two points or both not converting until one side records a stop.
Can you score a safety in college football?
A safety is scored in college football when the ball carrier is either tackled or thrown out of bounds in his own end zone. Just like in the National Football League, a safety is worth two points in college football.
Who won the college football championship last year?
The Georgia Bulldogs won the college football championship last season. Georgia defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 33-18 in the CFP National Championship game, scoring 20 points in the fourth quarter to win. Before that, Alabama won the 2021 College Football Championship. An SEC team won the CFP National Championship in each of the last three seasons.