Kentucky will kick off its Blue-White spring game Friday night at Kroger Field in what will be the first public look at the Wildcats’ quarterback competition heading into the fall.
Sophomores Terry Wilson and Gunnar Hoak have been splitting first-team reps this spring, and expect more of the same Friday night. While Kentucky isn’t likely to declare a starting quarterback until after fall camp starts, Hoak and Wilson could begin their campaigns with solid spring games.
Kentucky offensive coordinator Eddie Gran was asked earlier this week how much he weighs quarterback performance in spring games.
“0.000 percent,” Gran said.
But then he gave in.
“We want to be successful. I want them to compete and go 17 for 17. That would be great. You want to see when the lights are on, too. You wanna see how they’re gonna react. Last year, Gunnar came out and had a great spring game. Let’s do it again.”
Kentucky Blue-White game time, details
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Location: Kroger Field, Lexington, Ky.
Which TV channel is Kentucky Blue-White game on?
SEC Network will have the broadcast.
How can I watch Kentucky Blue-White game online?
Fans can watch the Kentucky Blue-White game online via WatchESPN or on the WatchESPN app.
Kentucky Blue-White game format
There will be four 12-minute quarters with the following scoring format, per UK’s news release:
- Normal scoring rules: 6 points for a touchdown, 3 points for a field goal, 1 point for an extra point.
- If the offense earns consecutive first downs to start a drive, it will be awarded 2 points and 1 additional point for each first down earned after. However, if the offense finishes the drive with a touchdown or a made field goal, those points override any points earned from first downs. For example, if the offense starts a drive with three consecutive first downs, then punts, it will be awarded 3 points. However, if that same drive ends with a touchdown instead of a punt, the offense will receive only the points earned from the touchdown/extra point.
- Normal scoring rules for a defensive touchdown or safety.
- Force a turnover: 4 points
- Fourth-down stop: 2 points
- Force offense to go three-and-out: 2 points
- Sack: 1 point
- Tackle for loss: 1 point