The 1910 NCAA football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Harvard and Pittsburgh as having been selected national champions. Only Harvard claims a national championship for the 1910 season.
Rule changes were made prior to the 1910 season to permit more use of the forward pass, with complicated limitations:
The only eligible receivers were the two ends, who could catch a pass no more than 20 yards beyond the line of scrimmage, and could not be interfered with until the ball was caught.
A legal pass could not be thrown unless the quarterback was at least 5 yards behind the line of scrimmage and the rest of the players, except the two ends, were at least 1 yard behind the scrimmage line.
On kickoffs and punts, the kicking team's players could not be touched until they had advanced 20 yards
Flying tackles were outlawed, and "the man making a tackle must have at least one foot on the ground".
The ballcarrier could no longer be aided in any way by his teammates.
Other rules in 1910 were:
Field 110 yards in length
Kickoff made from midfield
Three downs to gain ten yards
Touchdown worth 5 points
Field goal worth 3 points
Game time based on agreement of the teams, not to exceed two 45 minute halves.