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Ivy League touts safety impact of experimental kickoff rule

(STATS) - The Ivy League's experimental football kickoff rule has led to a significant drop in injuries and concussions, the league announced Wednesday.

The Ivy League averaged six concussions per season from 2013-15, but there weren't any in the league in 2016, the first year of the experimental rule in league games. Kickoffs were moved up five yards from the 35-yard line to the 40 in an attempt to limit returns, which previously had accounted for 23.4 percent of concussions during games despite representing only 5.8 percent of overall plays.

The league is using the experimental rule again this season, with data to be reviewed after the season.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: J. Smith527
Passing TDs: J. Smith2
Rushing Yards: C. Booker III496
Rushing TDs: C. Booker III5
Receiving Yards: J. Shelton-Mosley191
Receiving TDs: J. Barann1
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/16 at Rhode Island L 10 - 17
9/23 vs. Brown W 45 - 28
9/30 at Georgetown W 41 - 2
10/7 at Cornell L 14 - 17
10/14 vs. Lafayette W 38 - 10
10/20 vs. Princeton 4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET11:30 GMT7:30 北京时间4:30 MST6:30 EST
10/28 vs. Dartmouth 9:00 PT10:00 MT11:00 CT12:00 ET4:00 GMT12:00 北京时间9:00 MST11:00 EST
11/4 at Columbia 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET5:00 GMT1:00 北京时间10:00 MST12:00 EST
11/11 vs. Penn 9:00 PT10:00 MT11:00 CT12:00 ET5:00 GMT1:00 北京时间10:00 MST12:00 EST
11/18 at Yale 9:30 PT10:30 MT11:30 CT12:30 ET5:30 GMT1:30 北京时间10:30 MST12:30 EST
Ivy League
  Conference Overall
Columbia 2-0 5-0
Columbia 2-0 5-0
Dartmouth 2-0 5-0
Dartmouth 2-0 5-0
Princeton 1-1 4-1
Princeton 1-1 4-1
Yale 1-1 4-1
Yale 1-1 4-1
Harvard 1-1 3-2
Harvard 1-1 3-2
Cornell 1-1 1-4
Cornell 1-1 1-4
Pennsylvania 0-2 2-3
Pennsylvania 0-2 2-3
Brown 0-2 2-3
Brown 0-2 2-3
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1883 (96)
Passing Yards: 942 (105)
Rushing Yards: 941 (58)
Points per game: 29.6 (41)
Yards per game: 376.6 (56)
Touchdowns: 14 (91)
Field Goals: 5 (66)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1464 (3)
Passing Yards: 1002 (11)
Rushing Yards: 462 (8)
Points per game: 14.8 (8)
Yards per game: 292.8 (16)
Touchdowns: 9 (6)
Field Goals: 3 (19)
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