It will be the offense against the defense in Memorial Stadium on Saturday when the Nebraska football team closes out spring drills with the annual Red-White Game.
“We are going to keep score but we are going to divide the team by offense and defense”, said Husker coach Mike Riley. “I toyed around with a lot of different scenarios and this is probably the simplest way to keep good depth as we substitute in the ballgame.”
Riley has developed a special scoring system to reward the defense and also mentioned that while special teams will be incorporated, they will not play as usual, but instead in scripted scenarios. The game will be played in running time with 20 minute quarters.
More than 62,000 tickets have been sold for the game.
“And it is a great way for guys to learn how to play in a game type situation with a game type crowd. There is a factor in handling that and being able to perform so I think it is awesome we can do this.”