April 18, 2012
– 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.
– Each team will be allowed three timeouts per half.
– Halftime will last 15 minutes.
– 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.
– 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.
OFFENSE (traditional scoring)
3 points – Field Goal
6 points – Touchdown
1 point – Extra Point
2 points – 2-point Conversion
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)