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Scoring System Set for Annual Spring Football Game

April 11, 2014
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Liberty will host its annual Spring Football Game on Saturday at Williams Stadium. Gates for the intra-squad scrimmage will open at 1 p.m. with the event starting at 2 p.m. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

The Flames will use a unique scoring system during the scrimmage portion of Saturday's spring practice, one that charts the success of both the offense and defense. The complete scoring system is listed below.

For the second year in a row, Liberty Athletics will hold an Athletics Yard Sale prior to the start of the annual Spring Football Game. Following a highly successful event last year, the yard sale returns and will once again allow fans opportunity to purchase authentic Liberty team apparel, including game day jerseys, Nike team polo shirts, sweatshirts, hats, travel suits and more. For more information about the yard sale, including a pricing structure, please click here.

Additionally, the Flames Club will hold a Spring Football Game tailgating event in the Club Pavilion of the Williams Stadium Tower (third floor). The tailgate-style meal is for all Flames Club members and those interested in joining the booster club. The event will begin at 1 p.m. and run until 2:30 p.m.

During "halftime" of Saturday's Spring Football Game, the Liberty Football team will honor its 2013 seniors, plus name its Luke 2:52 award winner (Whole Person Development) and Samkon Gado award winners (most improved offensive and defensive players of the spring).

Following the Spring Football Game, fans will be allowed on the field, where Liberty's football coaches and players will be available to sign autographs. 2014 football schedule posters will be available during the autograph session.

2014 Spring Football Game Scoring System

Offense
Run or pass of more than five (5) yards – 1 point
Run or pass of more than 10 yards – 2 points
Touchdown (run or pass) – 6 points
Explosive run (10 yards or more) – 4 points
Explosive pass (15 yards or more) – 4 points
No turnovers (entire practice) – 5 points
Five completed passes in a row – 5 points
Dropped pass - -1 point
False Start - -1 point
3rd Down Conversion (1-2 yards) – 1 point
3rd Down Conversion (3-8 yards) – 2 points
3rd Down Conversion (9-11 yards) – 3 points
3rd Down Conversion (12 yards or more) – 4 points
Overtime or Red Zone sack, penalty or turnover - -3 points
4th Down Conversion – 4 points

Defense
Run of less than three (3) yards – 1 point
Pass of less than five (5) yards – 1 point
Pass deflected or blocked – 2 points
Five (5) incomplete passes forced in a row – 5 points
Touchdown on interception or fumble return – 6 points
Turnover forced with no touchdown – 3 points
Tackle for a loss – 2 points
Quarterback pressure – 2 points
Encroachment penalty – -1 point
Dropped interception - -2 points
Allow no explosive plays (entire practice) – 10 points
Allow one (1) explosive play (entire practice) – 6 points
Allow two (2) explosive plays (entire practice) – 3 points
Allow three (3) or more explosive plays (entire practice) - -10 points
3rd Down Conversion stop – 1 point
Overtime or red zone with no touchdowns allowed – 6 points
4th Down stop – 4 points
Quarterback sack – 3 points
Forced three-and-out series – 3 points