According to committee chair and Tulane athletic director Troy Dannen, the changes are intended to reduce the number of plays per game, per Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic. The projected rules could eliminate an estimated seven-to-10 plays per game, which could help player safety.
The NCAA has also been hoping to shorten the overall length of games after a dramatic rise over the past decade.
Games averaged three hours and 32 minutes in 2022, including weather delays, which is up from three hours and 17 minutes in 2013, per Seth Emerson of The Athletic.
Executives have been considering a wide array of solutions, including potentially running the clock after incomplete passes, according to Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated.