T-Day Spring Game Format Set

Head coach Sonny Dykes
Head coach Sonny Dykes

April 8, 2010

Spring Football Central

RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech head coach Sonny Dykes announced Thursday that the T-Day Spring Game on Saturday will feature a modified scoring set-up with the offense battling the defense. The T-Day Spring Game is scheduled for a noon start at Joe Aillet Stadium Saturday.

The spring game, which is the third scrimmage of the spring season for the Bulldog football team, will be similar to the other two scrimmages with the ones facing the ones and the twos facing the twos. There will be four quarters of 15 minutes each with a stop clock in the first half and a running clock in the second half.

Offensive points will be much like a regular game with a touchdown valued at six points, a field goal worth three points, a PAT worth one point, three consecutive first downs worth one point and an explosive play (meaning a 12-plus yard run or a 16-plus yard pass) worth one point.

Defensively, a touchdown will be worth seven points, a turnover (unless a touchdown is scored) will be worth three points, a three and out is valued at one point, a sack is worth two points and a sudden change (meaning the offense starts a series inside the 35 yard line but does not score a touchdown or if the offense is held to a field goal) is worth four points.

Admission for the T-Day Spring Game is free to the public and families are encouraged to bring their children as LA Tech's Kid Zone will be set up on the hill inside the stadium beyond the south end zone with inflatables, face painting, Rainbow the Clown, and the Bulldog Toss. The Kid Zone will open at 10:30 a.m.

Parking is free and open to everyone coming to the T-Day Spring Game.

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