PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

The 2012 Blue-White Game: Not Your Grandfather’s Scoring System

Add another intriguing storyline to Saturday’s game. Earlier today, in our Frequently Asked Questions about Blue-White Weekend, we briefly touched on what the format had been in the past, saying we would provide an update when one was released. One is now available. Additional information can be found on gopsusports, but the main details are listed below:

  • The offense will wear white except for quarterbacks who will sport red practice jerseys. Points can be scored for the offense in the following ways:

Touchdown = 6 pts
Field Goal = 3 pts
Big play (15+ yard play) = 2 pts
Two Consecutive First Downs = 2 pts
PAT = 1 pt

  • The defense will be wearing blue and and has a scoring system of its own:

Touchdown = 7pts
Turnover (Unless TD) = 6pts
Sack = 4pts
Three-and-Out = 1 pt
Tackle for loss = 2 pts

This is certainly different than the traditional scoring system of the past, but while the concept may be foreign to Penn State, it has been used elsewhere in spring games, and I really need to pass full judgment on it until the game plays out. In many ways, I think this will make the game easier to follow, but scoreboard operators will also have to be on their toes more than usual after each play.

The score on Saturday does not so much matter as much as how players and units look under Bill O’Brien, but it is different and will be worth keeping an eye on.

Let us know what you think in the comments. At first sight, do you like the change or do you prefer the traditional system? Also make sure to check out the rest of our Blue-White coverage leading up to and through Saturday. 

About the Author

Drew Balis

Drew is a senior marketing major. This fall, he will be covering Penn State Football for Onward State. He is a huge Philadelphia sports fan and loves THON and Domonic Brown.

Comments

More by Drew

McGloin Named NFL Rookie of the Week

The former Penn State record setting quarterback took home Pepsi Rookie of the Week honors following his impressive first NFL start that resulted in a 28-23 win for the Oakland Raiders on the road against the Houston Texans.

Will Adrian Amos Play Some Snaps at Linebacker?

Willis and Carson Talk Differences Between Butler and Roof

Athletics

Shea Moyer Lifts Penn State Women’s Soccer Past West Virginia 1-0

Sophomore midfielder Shea Moyer scored the game-winning goal in the 80th minute of a rainy season opener at Jeffrey Field.

Penn State Women’s Soccer Poised For Strong 2018 Season

Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Student Life

Student Body President Cody Heaton Welcomes Class of 2022 At Convocation

UPUA President Cody Heaton welcomed the incoming Class of 2022 Saturday evening with an inspiring speech.

Start The Semester Off Right With These Welcome Week Activities

Nike Releases New Penn State Sneakers

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

Penn State Officially Welcomes Class Of 2022 At Convocation

The Class of 2022 joined the Penn State family Saturday evening at Convocation.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Assessing Penn State’s Front Seven Following Tuesday’s Medical Retirements

Penn State’s defensive line rotation will be shaken up following Ryan Buchholz’s medical retirement from football, while the coaching staff is letting the linebackers duel it out during camp.

Send this to a friend