There will be new rules for kickoffs next college football season and true to EA Sport’s slogan, “It’s in the Game” NCAA Football 13 will include those changes. Ben Haumiller, producer for NCAA Football 13, confirmed these changes in an email to The Gaming Tailgate. Below are the new kickoff rules straight from the NCAA press release.
The Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP) during its conference call on Tuesday approved moving the kickoff and touchback lines beginning with the 2012 football season.
Next fall, teams will kick off at the 35-yard line instead of the 30. Also, touchbacks on free kicks will be moved to the 25-yard line instead of the 20 to encourage more touchbacks. Touchbacks on other plays (for example, punts that go into the end zone, or fumbles that go out of the end zone) will remain at the 20-yard line.
What do you think about these new rule changes? How will it impact your special teams strategy?