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Football Sets For Saturday’s Spring Game: A New Era

SPRING FOOTBALL CENTRAL  I  SPRING GAME ROSTERS

ALBANY, N.Y. – After beginning the spring season on March 24th, the University at Albany football program is set to display the start of a new era of Great Danes football Saturday with the annual Spring Game. It will mark the first under the direction of Head Coach Greg Gattuso. The game will start at noon at Bob Ford Field. Admission is free.

The contest will consist of UAlbany’s offense facing off against the defense in four 10 minute quarters with a five minute halftime. The offense will be awarded six points for a touchdown, three points for a field goal, one point for a PAT, one point for a first down, one point for a big run (12+ yards), one point for a long pass (20+ yards), and one point if they convert on fourth down.

On the other side of the ball, the defense will gain six points if they force a turnover, three points for a missed field goal, two points for a sack, one point if there is a missed point-after attempt, one point for a three-and-out, and one point for a fourth down stop.

“Spring’s been good,” said Gattuso in the final week of preparation. “I think we’ve made a lot of progress. I think the biggest thing coming out of spring is that the kids understand the system, they understand the philosophy, and I think their work ethic has been exceptional.”

The game will represent the 15th and final active practice of the spring season.


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