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Clemson's 59-0 win latest example of game being shortened

When the margins get larger in college football, sometimes the games get shorter.

Clemson's 59-0 victory over Football Championship Subdivision program South Carolina State on Saturday marked the latest college football game to be shortened due to a lack of competitiveness.

NCAA rules state that at "any time during the game, the playing time of any remaining period or periods and the intermission between halves may be shortened by mutual agreement of the opposing head coaches and the referee."

The NCAA rules only allow for shortening the length of time in each quarter and don't permit the use of a running clock, though there is evidence of games having...