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Buffs Set for Saturday Spring Finale

Apr 18, 2003

BOULDER - The University of Colorado football team concluded spring drills Friday, as the Buffs practiced lightly in shorts during the afternoon in preparation for the annual spring game to be held Saturday (Folsom Field, 1 p.m.).

Having completed 14 of the 15 sessions allowed by the NCAA over the past month and a half, the Buffs will cap off the spring with their Black and Gold Scrimmage in a finale that is open to both the media and public.

During the game, CU's No. 1 offense will match up against the No. 1 defense, as will the second and third string units. The scoring format for the scrimmage is as follows:

The offense scores points as it would during a normal game; the defense scores points in the following manner: 1 point for stopping a drive on the short side of the 50; 3 points for stopping the offense on "three downs and out" on an initial possession; 4 points for forcing a field goal after a sudden change inside the 40-yard line; 5 points for a turnover (unless naturally returned for a touchdown, then it's 6 points plus the PAT); 6 points for stopping the offense after a sudden change inside the 40-yard line.

Saturday's game will be the third major scrimmage the Buffs have held this spring, as head coach Gary Barnett has also put his players through several situational scrums over the past few weeks.

Before the contest, former CU players will participate in an alumni flag football game that is scheduled to start at 11 a.m., weather permitting. Fans will also be able to participate in the Colorado Fan Experience, which will showcase several kick, punt and pass drills on the field. Gates open at 10 a.m., with the day's events ending with an autograph session for fans on the field.