April 21, 2011

Crimson & Gold Game Wraps Up Spring Drills

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Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football team officially wrapped up spring drills by holding its annual "Crimson & Gold" Spring Game on Thursday (April 21) evening at Top Taggart Field.

The visiting team, which was made up of the number one defense and number two offense, topped the home team consisting of the top offense and second defensive unit by a 10-7 count in the contest.

The first half was played under normal conditions with a timed clock while a special teams scrimmage took part in the third quarter followed by a skeleton scrimmage involving the third and fourth units in the final period.

Players mixed into other units at various times and were also interchanged during special teams situations for the two-hour scrimmage.

The Crimson & Gold Spring Game marked the end to FSU's official spring practice season, which started March 31 and included 15 workouts per NCAA regulations.

Ferris State kicks off its 103rd season of varsity competition this fall by hosting Hillsdale in a non-conference matchup on Friday, Sept. 2, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. (ET) at Top Taggart Field.  FSU and Hillsdale are not scheduled to play each other as part of the GLIAC schedule this season.

The Bulldogs, who will play an 11-game regular-season schedule, open GLIAC action the following week at Saginaw Valley State in their first road contest on Saturday, Sept. 10, at SVSU's Wickes Memorial Stadium.  Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. (ET).

The Bulldogs' 2011 schedule features alternating home and away games throughout the year as FSU will not play consecutive contests either at home or on the road at any point during the campaign.

Ferris State is expected to return nearly 50 letterwinners for the 2011 campaign, including almost 19 full-time starters with nine on the defensive side of the ball and eight coming back offensively along with two kicking specialists.

Below is a scoring summary from the spring game:

SCORING SUMMARY

1st Quarter
Visitors - 3:25 - Austin Kantola 28 FG

2nd Quarter
Visitors - 11:22 - Bryan Kiel 20 pass to Dominic Gordon (Shawn Snoor PAT)
Home - 9:03 - Tom Schneider 31 pass to Damien Miller (Catlin Porter PAT)

Notes:
Home team was made up of #1 offense and #2 defense
Visiting team was made up of #2 offense and #1 defense

The second touchdown of the second quarter came after a clock reset
The kicker listed for each score was the first to attempt the kick

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