Penn State is prepared to close out its spring season this weekend when it will host its annual Blue-White Game. It’s going to have a slightly different look this year.

Recently, James Franklin eluded to Saturday’s spring game featuring more of an offense vs. defense format than a traditional case. That will, in fact, be the case. Penn State released the information regarding this weekend’s scrimmage on Friday.

Saturday’s game will feature the offense vs. defense and will have a unique scoring system for the defense. Here’s a look at how that unit will be able to put points on the scoreboard:


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  • Defensive touchdown: 7 points
  • Fumble recovery: 3 points
  • Interception: 3 points
  • Safety: 2 points
  • 3-and-out: 2 points
  • Sack: 2 points
  • Forced punt: 1 point

The offense will have a traditional scoring system:

  • Touchdown: 6 points
  • Field goal: 3 points
  • Extra point: 1 point

Saturday’s spring game is scheduled for a 2 p.m. ET start. It will be the final practice for the Nittany Lions this spring, as they begin looking ahead to the 2022 season.

The game is scheduled to air on Big Ten Network.