CORVALLIS, Ore. – The construction phase for the 2016 football season takes another step Saturday as the Oregon State Beavers host the annual Spring Game at Reser Stadium.
While the Oregon State football staff continues its efforts to “Build the Dam” and the football squad pursues a quality finish to spring practice, at literally the same time, the Hunt-Fortis construction crew will work in close proximity, as they raise the Valley Football Center.
The annual Spring Game kicks off at 1 p.m. for OSU's final open practice of the spring practice period with the offense taking its shots at the defense in live action that is free to the public. The game will be televised live on Pac-12 Networks.
The day's festivities begin when Fan Fair opens on Parker Plaza at 11 a.m. with inflatables and facepainting. The spring autograph poster card will also be available on the plaza. While the fun concludes with a 45-minute autograph session on the east side concourse following the game at approximately 3 p.m. (limit, two items per fan).
In Year Two of the Gary Andersen era, the Beavers are set to return 13 starters and 48 total returning lettermen. In addition, 35 other players that were on the 2015 squad return seeking their first action in the Orange and Black and an additional eight new freshmen and transfers have joined the fray since January seeking immediate playing time.
Seating for the scrimmage will be on the east side of Reser Stadium only with all premium areas open to current premium seat ticketholders. The Spring Game is a fantastic opportunity to lock in your season tickets for the upcoming seven-game schedule. Pac-12 Sales representatives will be on site to assist fans in purchasing tickets for the 2016 football season. To secure season tickets now or for information about the Terrace, go to beavertickets.com or contact the OSU Ticket Office at 800-GO-BEAVS during weekday business hours.
Fans unable to attend the game can follow the action on the Beaver Sports Network with Jon Warren calling the action and Jim Wilson and Steve Preece providing analysis. The Pac-12 Networks' live coverage begins at 1 p.m. with Rich Burk, Nigel Burton and JT Rogan on the call.
Here is a schedule of events for the Spring Game:
11 a.m. – Fan Fair opens
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Spring Game at Reser Stadium
Postgame – Autograph session (45 minutes) in the concourse of the east side of the stadium
The game's format will feature the offense (white jerseys) taking on the defense (black jerseys). The game will be full contact with the exception of the punting game where the ball will be dead upon the catch and kickoffs where the drive will start at the 30-yardline.
The scoring format will be:
- Touchdown = 6 pts
- Field Goal = 3
- Conversions = 1-2 pts
- 20+ yard play = 3 pts
- Drive w/ three 1st downs = 1 pt
- Takeaway = 6 pts
- Missed Field Goal = 3 pts
- Conversions = 1-2 pts
- Three & Out = 3 pts
- Sack = 2 pts
- Defensive Touchdown = 12 pts
Oregon State opens the seven-game home schedule for the upcoming season in the new-look Reser Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 17 against the Idaho State Bengals, followed by Boise State and Pac-12 Conference games vs. California, Utah, Washington State, Arizona and Oregon.
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