I'm looking for the availability of current and ongoing data for US college football games, specifically play by play data. Something with the type of play called (run/pass), number of yards needed, outcome of the play (success and # yards gained, or failure), etc. I would like to do a hobbyist analysis of play calling success, and came across a site that had a "top plays" chart for a recent game along with details of each play. I'm reaching out to them for details on where they got that info, but I wondered if there was a known source out there with that sort of data? Or does everyone screen scrape their own sources?
Open Data SE actually has this data for you from 2005-2013 on datahub.io. They're actually scraped from cbfstats.com: