Seeing this for the first time yesterday. . this rule can be problematic. Both Shaw's band and NCCU's band played very well; but both shows seemed rushed. NCCU left the field with 2+ minutes left and without performing a 'breakdown' segment.
I truly wonder if HBCUs had any representation on the rules committee to argue on our behalf? Like KHawk said, I think this was about the big boys on TV; so why impose this rule on the lower divisions?
Also, would visiting bands purposely try to lengthen their shows to help out their football team?