Football Term Paper

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College Football VS. Pro Football
With a growing number of people becoming interested in professional football along with
college football, I thought I would explain some of the contrasts and comparisons' between
the two divisions.

The first big contrast is the number of teams and number of games they play in a season.
College football has 117 teams in the division 1-A, which is the top division. There are
over a thousand teams in the 5 lower divisions. College teams play any where from 11
regular season games to 13. Some conferences have conference championship games which is
another game and then the bowl games (Which is the college footballs postseason, which
we'll talk about later) if you make one. So basically college teams can play any where
from 11 to 15 total games in a year. All 32 pro football teams play 16 games in a regular
season. If you make the playoffs you can play up to 4 more games if you keep winning games
in the playoffs. Also pro football teams play a preseason which college doesn't. The
preseason can consist of four to five more games. Pro football teams can play a minimum of
16 games and a maximum of 20 games. The 2 common parts of the season for the pros and
college teams is that don't play everyone in one season and they get a bye week during the

College and pro teams use a basic set of the same plays and formations but they differ in
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