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The Nittany Lions didn’t exactly dazzle in the return games last year, finishing 87th in the Football Bowl Subdivision in kickoff runbacks with a 19.7-yard average and 94th in punt returns at 6.5.
There is already some debate, however, on whether the new rule will tempt teams to kick the ball to, say, the 5-yard line and force a runback, which could actually increase the risk of injury.
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