NCAA proposes replay tweak to targeting, 2-pt OT shootouts

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(AP)-- The NCAA football rules committee has proposed giving replay officials more leeway to overturn targeting penalties and recommended that games reaching a fifth overtime be decided by alternating 2-point conversion tries.

The rules committee met in Indianapolis this week and announced several proposed changes on Friday, including tweaks to kickoffs and blind-side blocks. The proposals must be approved by the football oversight committee in April. They would go into effect next season.

Two changes to targeting were proposed. One would allow replay officials to examine all aspects of the play. If targeting cannot be confirmed, the call would be overturned, eliminating the option for the call on the field to stand. Also, players who receive a second targeting foul during the season would be suspended for the next game.