College Football Playing Duration Statistics

The average duration of a college football game is around 3 hours.

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"The average time of a college football game is 3 hours and 24 minutes, as of 2014."

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"The average duration of college football games increased by over 14 minutes from 2008 to 2012."

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"The 2019 college football season saw games average 3 hours and 31 minutes in length."

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"The average length of Football Bowl Subdivision games was 3 hours and 24 minutes in 2017."

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"In college football, there are four 15-minute quarters, totaling 60 minutes of game time."

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"The longest recorded college football game in history lasted 7 hours and 56 minutes."

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"NCAA college football games averaged 3 hours and 22 minutes in the 2016 season."

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"As of 2018, the total duration of commercial time in a college football game averaged 48 minutes."

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"In 2013, the average duration of a televised Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) game was 3 hours and 23 minutes."

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"College football games in 2012 lengthened by an average of 14 minutes, compared to 2008."

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"College football games averaged 3 hours and 24 minutes in duration in 2014."

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"Overtime games in college football can last significantly longer, with the longest recorded overtime game, played between Buffalo and Western Michigan in 2017, lasting over 4 hours."

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"The NCAA rule change making an exception for games that go to overtime was proposed in 2017 to shorten the overall length of the games."

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"In the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) the average game duration was 3 hours and 24 minutes in 2017."

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"In 2008, college football games lasted an average time of 3 hours and 12 minutes."

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"Televised Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) games lasted an average of 3 hours and 23 minutes in 2013."

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"The halftime period in college football usually lasts between 15-20 minutes, adding to the total duration of a game."

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