Nfl and Ncaa Comparison and Contrast

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Seth Stadler Professor Paul Cady English 151 3 October 2013 The Comparison and Contrast of NFL and College Football In the National Football League (NFL) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) there are many differences and similarities. The main similarity includes field size and the general rules of playing football, by which the majority of leagues in the United States abide by. There are several differences between the NFL and NCAA considering rules, player compensation, league play, and playoffs. Both the NFL and college football play the game on the same regulation size field which is a one-hundred yard field with a ten yard end zone of both sides. The teams play with eleven players coming from each side of the field facing each other. Each team in both leagues will receive four attempts to achieve ten yards. The teams also receive six points for a touchdown, 3 points for a field goal, two points for a safety, and one point for an extra point after a touchdown. In both of them the game consists of four quarters which last fifteen minutes each. These are rules that are upheld by the majority of any football leagues in the United States. These are the similarities between the NFL and college football. Many of the differences between college and NFL football are minor rules that may change from time to time. In college football when a player is running the ball if his knee hit the ground; the play would end. Whereas in the NFL if the player was not touched by the other team prior to his knee hitting the ground he would be able to stand up and continue the play. In the NCAA when a team achieves a first down the clock stops. In the NFL the clock continues to run after a first down unless the player was to have run out of bounds. The NFL has a two-minute warning at the end of the first and second half which means the clock stops at the end of

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