What Kind of Game Football Does the NCAA Use?

Different Footballs for Different Colleges

    Each school may bring their own game balls to each game, home and away. NCAA rules state that game balls need to be in new condition, made of granular leather, display two white stripes, be a natural tan color, contain no advertisements beside the NCAA and football manufacturer logos, weigh 14 to 15 ounces and be inflated between 12.5 to 13.5 psi. The ball each team uses can even vary in size by a half-inch. Either team can also switch out different balls during the game depending on factors like the preference of the quarterback or kicker, or weather conditions.

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