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Manti Te'o leads the Irish defense against the Notre Dame offense Saturday in the 83rd Blue-Gold Game.
 
Manti Te'o leads the Irish defense against the Notre Dame offense Saturday in the 83rd Blue-Gold Game.

April 18, 2012

GAME FORMAT
GAME CLOCK
- The first half will have two 15-minute quarters with normal clock stoppages.
- The second half will feature two 15-minute quarters with a running clock.
- Clock stoppages will occur only due to injuries or timeouts.

TIMEOUTS
- Each team will be allowed three timeouts per half.

HALFTIME
- Halftime will last 15 minutes.

COIN TOSS
- There will be a ceremonial coin toss at the beginning of the Blue-Gold game featuring former Notre Dame football player and two-time Super Bowl champion Justin Tuck to determine which end zone the defense will defend.

OTHER RULES
- All players - including quarterbacks - are live.
- Each possession will begin on the 35-yard line.
- There will not be any kickoffs.
- All punts will be fair caught.
- The defense may bring pressure on third down and on snaps originating inside the 20-yard line.
- A scoring point system will determine the winner of the game.
- There will not be an overtime period should the score be tied at the end of regulation.

POINT SYSTEM
OFFENSE (traditional scoring)
3 points - Field Goal
6 points - Touchdown
1 point - Extra Point
2 points - 2-point Conversion

DEFENSE
4 points - Defensive Stop Before 50-yard line
2 points - Defensive Stop After 50-yard line
7 points - Turnover Forced Before 50-yard line
3 points - Turnover Forced After 50-yard line
1 point - Forces a Field Goal (Make or Miss)

 

 

Game Format And Scoring Adjusted For 2012 Blue-Gold Game

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