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Blue-Gold Game 2012 scoring and format


Game Format And Scoring Adjusted For 2012 Blue-Gold Game

83rd annual spring game will feature the offense against the defense




  • 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)

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


Defensive Stop Before 50-yard line                           4 points        
Defensive Stop After 50-yard line                             2 points
Turnover Forced Before 50-yard line                         7 points
Turnover Forced After 50-yard line                           3 points
Forces a Field Goal (Make or Miss)                            1 point

Release from Notre Dame Director of Football Media Relations

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