A New Way to Score 2 Points in Football

United Press International

The NCAA Football Rules Committee adopted a change that will give defensive teams an opportunity to score on point-after-touchdown tries.

The committee, meeting in Kansas City, added provisions to Rule 8-3 that awards defensive teams two points for scoring on a point-after-touchdown try. The NCAA announced the changes Wednesday.

Under the former rule, the point-after-touchdown opportunity ended if the defensive team gained possession of the ball or was entitled to possession after a foul.

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