I know they have been trying to shorten the length of college games but unless they change the rules for when the clock stops, not much will change. The pro game is controlled much better and almost always ends at about 3 hours with each team having about 60-65 plays from scrimmage. The college game almost always in the 3:10 - 3:30 with teams having about 10 more plays from scrimmage. An extreme college example occurred last night with Duke and Pitt (won by Pitt 33-30 n regulation). The game started at 8:05 and ended at midnight ! Pitt had 83 plays and Duke had 89 (that's not including punts, kickoffs and extra points) - I call that crazy !
It's getting as bad as baseball. Lot of it has to do with the style of offenses in the college game. Maybe start clock on incompletions after ball is set. But I agree it's getting really bad. Go watch a good D2 or D3 game. They are done in 2:30 to 2:45. No reason why D1 can't be done in 3:00 like the NFL.
Both pro and college football are becoming increasingly unwatchable imo....the NFL is littered with flags and/or challenges and reviews--and reviews of challenges/pass interference! It's killing the pace/flow of the game.
The 1st H of the Pats-Skins yday was tortuous in that regard. I also thought the 2nd H of the Packahs-Boys was nevah going to end.