LOGAN, Utah -
Utah State football’s annual Blue vs. White Spring Game, presented by Jack’s Tire & Oil, will be held on Saturday, April 8, on Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium. Due to potential lighting and severe weather in Cache Valley on Saturday, the Spring Game will now start at 12:30 p.m.
The day will begin with the seventh-annual HURD Bowl at 9 a.m.
Gates at Maverik Stadium will open at 11:30 a.m., and fans are encouraged to take advantage of free interactive inflatables, face painting and balloon artists prior to the event. Fans should arrive early to collect a limited release football poster for the 2017 season. Concessions will also be available on the south concourse, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The South Ticket Office at Maverik Stadium will open at 11:30 a.m. Ticket office representatives will be available to answer any ticket related questions and assist with football season ticket renewals.
Also during the Spring Game, Utah State will recognize former Aggie football player Brady Holt, who was critically injured in a car accident last spring.
The spring game will pit the offense (White) vs. the defense (Blue). The first half will consist of two 15-minute running time quarters. Following a 10-minute halftime, the second half will consist of two 15-minute running time quarters, except the last two minutes. Both teams will have opportunities to score. During the last two minutes, both the offense and defense will have the opportunity to tie the game with a score or stop if they are trailing by eight or more points. The game will end on a two-point conversion.
During the annual Spring Game, the offense will get six points for a touchdown, three points for a field goal, two points for a rush of 15 or more yards, two points for a pass of 20 or more yards, one point for a first down and one or two points for respective conversions. The defense will earn 12 points for a touchdown, six points for a turnover, three points for a three-and-out, three points for a blocked field goal or missed field goal, two points for a stopped drive, sack or tackle for loss, as well as one or two points for failed respective conversions. There will be no kickoffs and all possessions will start at the 25.
“Performances by individuals in the spring game will go a long way in defining roles as we head into the summer,” said fifth-year head coach Matt Wells. “I want to see good performances in a game-like situation by a lot of individuals and certain groups, along with clean execution.”
Following the scrimmage, all former Aggie lettermen in attendance will be invited onto the field and asked to line up in the north end zone, where they will be recognized as a group. This group will also meet and shake hands with every current USU football players.
For Aggie football ticket information, fans can contact the USU Athletics Ticket Office over the phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or 435-797-0305 during regular hours of operation. Fans can also buy their tickets in person at the USU Ticket Office inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum or online by clicking on the "Buy Tickets" tab at www.UtahStateAggies.com.
Fans can follow the Aggie football program at twitter.com/USUFootball or on Facebook at Utah State Football, as well as on Instagram at instagram.com/USUFootball. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at Utah State University Athletics.
Touchdown = 6 pts.
Conversion = 1 or 2 pts. (ALL LIVE)
Field goal = 3 pts.
Run of 15+ yards = 2 pts.
Pass of 20+ yards = 2 pts.
First Down = 1 pt.
Touchdown = 12 pts.
Safety = 2 pts.
Conversion = 1 or 2 pts. (ALL LIVE)
Turnover = 6 pts.
3-and-out = 3 pts.
Blocked FG/Missed FG = 3 pts.
Stopped drive, Sack, TFL = 2 pts.
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