The NCAA Is Considering A Major Rule Change After What Happened Saturday

first_imgnorth texas punt returner scores a touchdownThe NCAA is reportedly considering a major rule change in college football after what happened during a game on Saturday afternoon.A North Texas punt returner, Keegan Brewer, pulled off one of the coolest trick plays we’ve ever seen. He tricked defenders into thinking he was taking a fair catch, stood still in front of those defenders for a couple of seconds, and then took off when they believed the ball was dead.The result: A 90-yard punt return touchdown in the first quarter of the 44-17 upset of Arkansas.Greatest punt return in the history of football? pic.twitter.com/f2lVpDyPAd— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 15, 2018Plays like this might be prohibited from happening in the future, though. There were some injury concerns noted regarding the dangers of “faking a fair catch” following this play.Tommy Craft reports that the NCAA is considering implementing a new rule.“Was told earlier today that NCAA FB Rules committee is considering a rule amendment possibly as soon as this weekend to close any loophole that would allow a Punt Return similar to UNT’s 90 yd score vs ARK,” he reports.Was told earlier today that NCAA FB Rules committee is considering a rule amendment possibly as soon as this weekend to close any loophole that would allow a Punt Return similar to UNT’s 90 yd score vs ARK— Tommy Craft (@tommycraftespn) September 17, 2018As fun as that play was, there are some real safety concerns regarding plays like this, so a new rule is probably the right move.last_img