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
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