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

    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)

     

     

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