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Boston College Spring Game: Greetings From Alumni Stadium

College football is finally back in Chestnut Hill, even if it is in a much smaller capacity. Of course, I'm talking about the 19th annual Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Game for the Boston College football team on Saturday at 1 p.m. EDT.

While the game won't count towards the Eagles' 2011 regular season schedule, considering its between the Eagles' offensive and defensive squads, it will offer Eagles fans a chance to get a sneak peek at this year's team.

Unfamiliar with the layout of the spring game? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here's a rundown of today's game, as well as the scoring system used in it.


There are two 12 minute quarters (regulation time) in the first half and two 10 minute quarters (regulation time) in the second half, with the first drive starting at the 30 yard line to open the game. Each team is granted one timeout per half.

At halftime, the teams will head to the locker room for 10 minutes per usual, and then both will return one minute prior to the start of the second half for the presentation of the Jay McGillis Award and the Iron Man Awards.

Scoring (Offense)

First Down - 1 point.

Extra Point - 1 point.

Explosive Plays + 25 yards - 2 points.

Field Goal - 3 points.

Touchdowns - 6 points.

Scoring (Defense)

Sack - 1 point.

Pass Break Up - 1 point.

Forced Punt - 1 point.

Three & Out - 2 points.

Fourth Down Stop - 2 points.

Stop Two Point Play - 2 points.

Turnover - 3 points.

Defensive Score - 9 points.