first_imgSaturday’s game will pit the defense and offense against each other rather than separating into two full, distinct rosters. That decision was a by-product of the staff being able to maximize the team’s practice time and has proved beneficial in getting as many repetitions as possible. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University football team hosts its annual Blue-White spring game on Saturday, April 21 at Drake Stadium. The contest marks the end of the Bulldogs’ spring practice and is set to begin at 1 p.m. The defense will be awarded two points for a stop on downs, a total of three points for a three-and-out, five points for a turnover and 11 points for a defensive touchdown. The offense can get on the board via a touchdown or a field goal and can earn one point for a first down and a point for a play of 20-plus yards.Each team can earn additional points through special teams competitions that will occur at the end of the first, second and third quarters. The Bulldogs will play four five-minute quarters with a hurry-up situation following the first three quarters. Following Saturday’s Blue-White game, the Bulldogs will resume offseason workouts as they prepare for the upcoming 2018 season. Drake opens the 2018 season on Sept. 1 when it hosts William Jewell for a 6 p.m. kickoff.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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