Maryland Red/White Spring Game Set For Saturday Afternoon

April 20, 2012 | WNST Staff

Red-White Spring Game Set for Saturday

Annual contest will kick off at 1 p.m. from Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium; Admission is free

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland will hold its annual Red-White spring football game on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

The game will complete the six-week spring practice period which includes 15 practices and got under way on March 10.

Admission to the game is free. Gates will open at 11 a.m.

Spring Game Information:

Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium Access: Gate F (West side) and Gate I (South side) will be open at 11 a.m. Concession stands will be open on the South side of the stadium (Tyser Tower side of Byrd).

Selection Saturday: From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. fans will have an opportunity to select seats in our premium Mezzanine section or general public seating areas of the stadium for the 2012 season which features six home games. Members of the Terrapin Club and the Maryland Ticket Office will be stationed at Gate F (west side). Available seats to purchase as season tickets will be marked throughout the stadium.

Pregame: Inflatable games will be set up in the West end zone concourse (closed end of the stadium) for young Terp fans.

Parking: Parking will be available in Lot 1. Guests with disabilities who have a displayed placard may park in Union Lane Garage (ULG) free of charge. For the campus parking map, go to http://www.transportation.umd.edu/maps.html.

Game Format: The roster will be divided, with the Red team (defense) facing the White squad (offense) in a scrimmage-type setting. Each team will be able to score in a variety of ways:

Offense

  • Touchdown – 6 points
  • Conversion – 1 or 2 points
  • Field Goal – 3 points
  • First Down – 1 point
  • Run of 15 or more yards – 2 points
  • Pass of 20 or more yards – 2 points

Defense

  • Touchdown – 6 points
  • Conversion – 1 or 2 points
  • Turnover – 5 points
  • Stop a Drive – 2 points
  • Three-and-Out – 3 points
  • Sack or a Tackle for Loss – 2 points
  • Blocked Field Goal – 3 points

Coverage: The game will be streamed live over the internet onwww.umterps.com through Terps TV. Radio and streaming coverage begins at noon. Gary Stein (play-by-play), Jonathan Claiborne (color) and Tim Strachan (color) will call the action.

Autograph Session: A select group of players will be made available immediately following the game for an autograph session. The players will be available at the rails on the home sideline (Tyser Tower side). The entire team will hold an autograph session from 11 a.m. to noon on Maryland Day (Saturday, April 28) on the concourse of Byrd. Gates will open at 10:30 a.m. for that event.

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