April 16, 2011

Spring Game Report

On a cold, windy Friday evening at H.A. Chapman Stadium, the University of Tulsa football team completed spring drills with its Annual Spring Game -- the first under new head coach Bill Blankenship. An unconventional scoring system was used with the offense coming out on top, 52-40, in the 88-play scrimmage.

The No. 1 offensive unit battled the No. 2 defense, and the second offensive unit went up against the first-team defense.

The offense received the traditional six points for touchdowns, three for field goals and one or two for PATs. But they also received two points for a fourth-down conversion, one point for each first down and two points for either a run of 15+ yards or a pass completion of 20+ yards.

The defense earned five points for a take-away and an extra five if they took it for a touchdown. They also received three points for forcing a three-and-out, two points for a QB sack or a safety, and one point for either forcing a punt or causing a turnover on downs.

Despite sitting out three returning starters on offensive line (Brian DeShane, Tyler Holmes and Stetson Burnett), Blankenship felt the TU offense performed well.

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