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Marshall sets format for Green-White spring football game

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Marshall's Green-White Game will adopt an offense-vs.-defense scoring system when the team convenes for its final spring practice Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.First whistle is at 2 p.m. Admission is $10, $5 for youth 17 and under. Parking on the West Lot, the West Lot Annex and the softball field is $20.The offense will wear green and the defense will wear white, with starters vs. starters playing two quarters with regulation game timing. Offensive points will be awarded by first downs, plays over 20 yards and touchdowns; defensive points will be awarded by forced turnovers, forced punts, sacks, tackles for loss and defensive scores.After that half is complete, there will be an untimed series of situational plays. There will be no live special teams.
"We have decided that sticking with the offense vs. defense theme for the spring game gives us the best chance to improve as a team," said Marshall coach Doc Holliday. "There are a lot of guys flying around out here and I like what I have seen thus far. I want to continue that theme and finish the spring strong."The prime parking lots open at 9 a.m., with the Gate A ticket office conducting a Choose-A-Seat ticket promotion at 10. Gates will open for the game at 12:30 p.m., with all seating first-come, first-served on the west side only. (That side of the stadium had been closed for the construction of the new luxury boxes.)Omar Brown and Albert McClellan of the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens are schedule to appear, along with Vinny Curry of the Eagles and Mario Harvey of the Colts.Across the campus, the annual springtime turning-on of the Memorial Fountain takes place at 11 a.m.
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