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Penn State Announces New Blue-White Scoring System

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YAY, SOMETHING! (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
YAY, SOMETHING! (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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That headline sounds like the start to a decent April Fools post, but it's very real. Fresh off the electronic presses from Jeff Nelson:

Blue-White Game to Pit Offense vs. Defense and Feature Scoring System

Penn State Spring Game Kicks Saturday at 2:00 p.m.; No Admission or Parking Fee

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., April 19, 2012 – The Blue-White Game presented by AAA will pit the Penn State offense vs. the defense and feature a new scoring system under head coach Bill O’Brien.

The Nittany Lion defense will be wearing blue jerseys and the offense will wear white, with the quarterbacks sporting red jerseys as in previous years.

The Blue White game will kick Saturday at 2 p.m. in Beaver Stadium. Admission and parking are free, with parking lots opening at 8 a.m. and stadium Gates A & B opening at 11:30 a.m. The game will air live on the Penn State Sports Network and with Steve Jones and Jack Ham calling the action. BTN will air the game at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Blue-White Game scoring for the Penn State offense will be determined as follows:

Touchdown = 6 pts
Field Goal = 3 pts
Big play (15+ yard play) = 2 pts
Two Consecutive First Downs = 2 pts
PAT = 1 pt

The Nittany Lion defense will record points using this system:

Touchdown = 7pts
Turnover (Unless TD) = 6pts
Sack = 4pts
Three-and-Out = 1 pt
Tackle for loss = 2 pts