Virginia Tech will split up into starters (the orange team) and non-starters (the white team) in Saturday’s spring game, spotting the white team 13 points to start the day in hopes of making it a competitive game.
The Hokies released the rules for the spring game on Friday afternoon.
They’ll play 10-minute quarters, with a 14-minute halftime, two-minute quarter breaks and even one-minute TV timeouts after each punt. There’s a 40-second play clock, just like a game, and punts, kickoffs and field goals will all be live.
It’s not entirely game-like, however. Quarterbacks Logan Thomas and Mark Leal will be in yellow jerseys, making them off limits for contact.
It will also be pretty vanilla in terms of plays, with no trick plays allowed on offense and only base defenses permitted. That changes in short-yardage (3 yards or less) and inside the 8-yard line, when all defenses are allowed.
The following players are not expected to participate for various injury reasons: OG Nick Acree (knees), FB Riley Beiro (shoulder), CB Antone Exum (knee), RB Tony Gregory (ribs), ROV Greg Jones (shoulder), QB Brenden Motley (knee), LB Chase Williams (unspecified), WR Scott Rolin (knee), OG David Wang (leg), DE Tyrel Wilson (foot), and P Hunter Windmuller (leg).
Running back J.C. Coleman, whose status was in doubt earlier this week, will be a participant. You can get to the full rosters here.
The game, which starts at 3 p.m. in Lane Stadium, will be broadcast online on ESPN3.com.