NCAA updates rules on instant replay, targeting

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved changes regarding targeting penalties and instant replay on Monday.

From their official website, college football players who get called for targeting will still be disqualified from the game, but instead of having to leave the field, those players can now stay in the team area.

The panel is also implementing a guideline for instant replay referees to finish video reviews in under two minutes.

The panel calls this “an overall expectation” for replay officials. They add that “exceptionally complicated” reviews or ones that involve the end of a game “should be completed as efficiently as possible without a stated time limit.”

Another new rule states that if the game clock expires and a replay concludes there was still time remaining and that the clock should start on the referee’s signal, there has to be at least three seconds remaining, or else the half is ruled over.