STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton football game action returns to Memorial Stadium this Saturday for the Texans’ 2022 spring game.
It will be “Purple vs White” with Tarleton’s spring football slate, with a scheduled kickoff at 6:00 p.m. CT. The game is free for all students and fans. Tarleton treats Saturday as a traditional game day, with Texan Alley opening at 9 a.m. CT and Pointe-du-Hoc rally at 2:55 p.m. CT at Rudder Way Statue.
For the first time in Memorial Stadium’s history, beer and wine will be available for sale to the general public. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission issued a one-day permit. This will serve as a trial to improve the experience for Texas fans.
“The spring game is going to be a lot of fun,” said the head coach Todd Whiteten mentioned. “Our guys have been working really hard, and we’re all hoping as a program for a good turnout, and I think we’ll have that.”
As for the game itself, the format will be slightly different from a normal game, matching the standards and practices commonly used at the FBS level.
It will be “Attack against Defense” on Saturday for four quarters of 15 minutes timed. The scoring system will be different from what is usual in a normal game, although it is common for NCAA Division I programs during spring football.
“Just like probably half of all college football, we have injuries on our offensive and defensive lines, so we don’t have enough guys to have a conventional game of football, but we’ll always keep score,” said Whitten. . “It’s the same method that’s used by about 50 percent of Division I college programs, so it’ll be a lot of fun.”
The offense scores a point by making a first down, crossing the 50-yard line, producing a 15-yard run, completing a 25-yard pass, and making extra point attempts after touchdowns. The other traditional scores are still the same, with six points for a touchdown, three points for a field goal, two points for a two-point conversion.
There are 10 ways for the defense to score. A forced punt, a tackle for loss and a pass breakup are each worth one point. A three-out forced punt, missed field goal, fourth save, sack, and two-point conversion save are worth two points each. Interception or fumble recovery takeaways and blocked kicks are worth four points each.
The spring game culminates Tarleton’s spring football stretch. The next time the Texans visit Memorial Stadium in a game setting will be September 1 for the 2022 season opener.