The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have sent out a press release detailing the rules and format for the annual Blue-Gold Spring Game.

Notre Dame releases rules, format for Spring Game

The 86th annual Blue-Gold game for Notre Dame is coming up and the university wants everyone to know how the rules and teams will work, along with the format for the Spring Game.

Thanks to an announcement from the university, we now know exactly how everything will go down when Notre Dame steps out onto the field.

The complete list of rules and the game’s format can be read below, via NBC Sports:

GAME FORMAT

* First half will be two 12-minute quarters with normal clock stoppages.
* Second half will have two 15-minute quarters with running time.
* No play clock.
* Clock stoppages for injuries and timeouts. (Each team will get three time outs.)

Kelly estimated that last year the Irish ran roughly 30-plus plays while the second half averaged 19 plays per quarter. So look for something similar on Saturday.

TEAMS

The offensive players will wear blue while defense will wear white. That includes quarterbacks Everett Golson and Malik Zaire, who last year wore red with the rest of the quarterback depth chart.

RULES

* Each possession begins on the 35-yard line.
* No kickoffs.
* All punts will be fair caught. (There’s a John Goodman joke here somewhere.)
* No overtime.

POINT SYSTEM

OFFENSE

Touchdown: 6 points
Extra Point: 1 point
2-point Conversion: 2 points
Field Goal: 3 points
Big Chunk Pass (25+ yards): 2 points
Big Chunk Run (20+ yards): 2 points

DEFENSE

Touchdown: 6 points
Turnover Forced Before 50-yard line: 4 points
Turnover Forced After 50-yard line: 2 points
Defensive Stop Before 50-yard line: 2 points
Defensive Stop After 50-yard line: 1 points
Safety: 2 points
Sack: 1 point

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to Notre Dame athletics

  • Josh SanchezCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
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