College football games are running longer, but don't expect ESPN to Ben- Hanan said he'll often speak informally about game length with. If you've watched or attended college football games lately and said to yourself, this game seems too long, you're not alone. The NCAA and. College football games are long () and getting longer – eight minutes longer Then you shouldn't worry about the length of games. into a three-hour window, and wonder why the college game can't be that way, too.