This year’s Cream and Crimson spring football game is going to have two separate teams, but it won’t be like some years when the best offensive and best defensive players are divided among the two teams.
The game will have the first-team offense and second-team defense on one team; and the first-team defense and second-team offense on the other team.
The good points of this format, I think, are that what we’ll see should look something like a real game, not a scrimmage, because there are two separate teams (which hasn’t always been the case in recent years) and we’ll see the first-team offense matched up against the first-team defense.
If there’s a bad side, it’s that you’ll see a lot of the second-team offense playing against the second-team defense, which may not be what fans are looking for, and which could be what decides who wins the scrimmage.
The 3 p.m. game Saturday at Memorial Stadium will have four 12-minute quarters and a 10-minute half. There will be no kickoffs. After a score, the ball will be placed at the 30.