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Football Rules Comparison — Part VI
Overtime, inadvertent whistle, roughing the kicker,

Other parts in this series:
  Football Rules Comparison — Part I — Kicking
  Football Rules Comparison — Part II — More kicks, fumbles, and out-of-bounds
  Football Rules Comparison — Part III — Stopping the clock and passing
  Football Rules Comparison — Part IV — Momentum, goal posts, chucking, fouls (loss of down, first down)
  Football Rules Comparison — Part V — Double foul, clean hands, helmet/bandana, end of half, extending period
  Football Rules Comparison — Part VI — Overtime, inadvertent whistle, roughing the kicker,

Note: This compilation is based on rules published by the National Federation of State High School Associations (April 2002), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (May 2002), and the National Football League (July 2002).

Overtime

Federation:

The recommended procedure is the "10-Yard Overtime." Each team, in turn, starts a series 1st-and-goal on the 10-yard line. Penalties for fouls could move the ball from the 10-yard line. If the defensive team gains possession of the ball, the series is ended. (3-1-1-Note)

NCAA:

Each team, in turn, starts a series 1st-and-10 on the 25-yard line. The ball remains alive if the defense gains possession, and the defense can score in overtime the same way it could score during regulation play. (3-1-3)

Pro:

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