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Live Spring Game Updates
PHILADELPHIA - Saturday will mark the first opportunity for the public to see the two-time defending Ivy League champions in action. The University of of Pennsylvania football team plays its 2011 Spring Game at Franklin Field starting at 6 p.m. Admission is free!
The Red vs. Blue matchup has proven to be a good indicator of things to come recently. Two years ago, at the 2009 Spring Game, the offense only managed a single score - and that came on the final play of the scrimmage. However, that was against a defense that would eventually go on to rank No. 1 in the nation. Last year, the offense saw much more success with a decidedly better day than the defense (which ranked atop the Ivy League last season) en route to finishing the 2010 campaign with the sixth-best rushing attack in the nation.
The annual Red vs. Blue Spring Game is a simulated, situational scrimmage. The offense starts each half at the 30-yard line. If stopped after a few first downs, the offense will then start the next possession deep inside their own territory - just as they would in a real game if the opposition was able to drive and pin Penn inside the 20-yard line. However, if the offense was held or pushed back, the next possession would start around midfield, just as it would if the Penn defense had pinned back an opposing offense. After scores, the ball would go back around the 30-yard line.
For those that cannot attend on Saturday, be sure to check the Penn Athletics and Penn Football twitter pages as they will be sending live updates throughout the contest.