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Scoring System for Saturday’s Spring Game

As you already know, Nebraska will be going with an offense versus defense approach to Saturday’s spring game rather than the traditional two team format.

Here’s how the game will be scored:


Touchdown, 6 points

Field goal, 3

Extra point, 1

2-point conversion, 2

Play of 20-plus yards, 1

Three consecutive first downs, 1


Interception or fumble recovery, 6

Sack, 2

Three-and-out, 1

Missed extra point, 1

Missed 2-point conversion, 2

Missed field goal, 3

In addition to the new format, the scrimmage will also feature four quarters with a set number of plays (25-30) being run in each quarter. The game will also feature certain practice drills during breaks in the action.

Nebraska’s annual Red-White game kicks off at 2 p.m. CT. Gate will open at Memorial Stadium at 12:30 p.m. The game will also be carried live via the Big Ten Network’s BTN2Go service as well as rebroadcast on BTN at 7:00 p.m. CT.