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Football Announces Format For 90th Annual Blue-Gold Game

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame football team has released the format for Saturday’s 90th Annual Blue-Gold Game. Gates will open at 11:30 a.m. ET.


  • The first half will have two 15-minute quarters with normal clock stoppages
  • Depending on the length of the first half, the second half will feature two 15-minute quarters with a running clock
  • Second half clock stoppages will occur only due to injuries or timeouts
  • Normal play clock


  • Each team will be allowed three timeouts per half


  • Halftime will last 15 minutes


  • The game can end in a tie
  • There will be no overtime


  • Quarterbacks in red jerseys will not be live
  • Each possession will begin on the 25-yard line
  • Offense can place the ball on either hash or the middle of the field
  • There will not be any kickoffs
  • All punts will be fair caught
  • No rush permitted on punts, PATs and field goals
  • No fakes on punts, PATs and field goals

Touchdown: 6 points
Extra Point: 1 point
2-point Conversion: 2 points
Field Goal: 3 points

Touchdown: 6 points
Turnover Forced: 3 points
Three-and-out: 3 points
Stop: 2 points
Sack/Tackle for loss: 1 point

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