College football's rule change to add overtime in lieu of ties is relatively recent. If a game is tied after four quarters, the teams will play extra periods until the conversion rule tends to keep games from going on too long. NCAA Team Records for Points Scored. College Football at Sports-Reference. com Logo & Link to home page. MENU. Players · Schools · Years · Leaders. College football games are lasting longer, which is not affecting ratings As recently as , no teams had an average game length that long.