FOOTBALL CLOSES SPRING PRACTICE WITH GREEN-GOLD GAME ON SATURDAY
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State football team will conclude its spring drills with the annual Green-Gold game on Saturday, May 5, at 9 a.m.. The game will have a unique scoring system which will let the offense and defense compete against each other.
The offense can score six points with a touchdown, four for a 15-yard pass, four for a 10-yard run, three on a field goal, two on a two-point conversion, and one on a first down or extra point. The defense will accumulate four points with an interception or a fumble, three points for a tackle-for-loss (including a sack), three for a blocked or missed field goal, two for a stop on 4th-and-2 or less, two for a stop on a two-point conversion, and one each for a missed PAT, forcing a punt and for making the offense attempt a field goal when it begins inside the red zone.
Like the two previous scrimmages this spring, the offense will begin drives from predetermined points on the field. The team will start from midway in its own territory, backed up against its own goal line, and in the opponents red zone.
Quarterbacks Tim Bessolo, Crosby Wehr, Jason Smith and KC Patterson are all likely to see time under center during the game as they continue to battle for the starting job.
The game will serve as the final team practice until the squad returns for training camp in the first week of August. Sacramento State’s first game will come on Sept. 1 when it travels to Fresno State to take on the Bulldogs at 7 p.m.