Penn State Football Spring Game Preview: Bill O'Brien Changes Scoring System In Blue-White Game

STATE COLLEGE PA - NOVEMBER 27: Quarterback Matt McGloin #11 of the Penn State Nittany Lions throws a pass during a game against the Michigan State Spartans on November 27 2010 at Beaver Stadium in State College Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

The Penn State Nittany Lions' first spring game since Joe Paterno's departure kicks off Saturday at 2 p.m. Bill O'Brien has changed the scoring system from traditional football scoring.

New Penn State football coach Bill O'Brien has wasted little time changing tradition in the Nittany Lions program, changing how score will be kept in Saturday's Blue-White Game.

The intrasquad exhibition has used traditional scoring in the past under Joe Paterno, but O'Brien instituted his own scoring system. It rewards the offense for accomplishments such as two consecutive first downs, and the defense for sacking the quarterback or forcing turnovers.

[RELATED: A FULL RUNDOWN OF THE NEW SCORING SYSTEM]

One position battle to watch during the game will be in the defensive secondary. The Nittany Lions lost all four starters off last year's team and have hosted auditions all spring. The No. 1 quarterback spot is also up for grabs, with senior Matt McGloin, junior Rob Bolden and sophomore Paul Jones expected to be the candidates.

Game Time: 2 p.m. ET, Saturday, April 21

Location: Beaver Stadium

Ticket Information: Admission free, Gates A & B open at 11:30 a.m.

TV Information: Live on Penn State Sports Network and www.GoPSUSports.com. Tape delayed on BTN at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday

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