Spring game format for 2018

(image courtesy of 247 Sports)

Kentucky’s spring game format has been relatively simple in the past. Normal rules: no tackling the quarterback, no rushing the kicker, etc. This year, however, that is going to change. The format for the spring game has been announced. Get ready, because it is a little confusing.

It will be an offense vs defense scrimmage. The quarters will be 12 minutes long rather than a regulation 15 minute quarters. Here is the scoring format the game will go by:


Touchdown=6 points

Extra point=1 point

Field goal=3 points

*Consecutive first downs=2 points

*Every first down after first two=1 point

*=Only counts if drive does not end in a field goal or touchdown


Forced turnover=4 points

Stop on 4th-down=2 points

Force three and out=2 points

Sack=1 point

Tackle for loss=1 point

You may want keep this list handy, as it will be hard to keep up with this scoring system. I will certainly have it by my side when the Cats take the field tomorrow. The score could be something you rarely see in football, so that will an interesting thing to keep an eye on.

The game will kick off at 6:30 PM ET tomorrow night, inside Kroger Field. If you won’t be able to make it, you can watch the action on the SEC Network. You can also listen on 630 WLAP.

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