2024 Blue-Gold Game Notes
BLUE-GOLD GAME HISTORY

Saturday will mark the 93rd edition of the Blue Gold Game presented by Meijer and the third spring game of the Marcus Freeman era. The team conducted a draft on Thursday, April 18 to select the rosters for both squads during the scrimmage. This is the third year that the team has conducted a draft to select the Blue-Gold Game roster.
This game marks the ‘rubber match’ between acting head coaches Al Washington (Blue) and Deland McCullough (Gold). Washington’s Gold Team won in 2023 after McCullough’s Gold earned a last-second victory in 2022.

BLUE-GOLD GAME FORMAT

The game will be played with traditional scoring, there is no offense vs. defense scoring system that has been used for some previous editions of the spring game.
There will be four 15-minute quarters with normal timing in the first half. The second half will feature a running clock and there is head coach discretion to return to normal clock rules if the game score is close at the end.
There will be one live kickoff to start the game. All other change of possessions after a score will be ball placement.
The teams were drafted by members of the program on Thursday, April 20. There will be some selected players who will wear green jerseys and can compete for both teams.
There will be no punts in the game. If a team decides to punt, the ball will be moved 40 yards down field and possession of the ball will change.
Field goals and PATs will be live.

PERSONNEL NOTES

Injured players unable to compete on Saturday afternoon – TE Kevin Bauman, CB Charles Du, TE Mitchell Evans, DL Aiden Gobaira, WR Jayden Harrison, QB Riley Leonard, CB Benjamin Morrison, DL Armel Mukam, OL Style Prescod, RB Jadarian Price, WR Leo Scheidler, WR Jayden Thomas, DL Loghan Thomas, WR Cam Williams and RB Kedren Young.
There will be players in green uniforms that can compete for both teams. Freshman QB CJ Carr will play quarterback for both teams.
Quarterback Steve Angeli will be in a red jersey and cannot be tackled. Quarterbacks Kenny Minchey and CJ Carr will be live and can be tackled.
Wide receiver Jordan Faison has been designated a member of the Blue Team, but will be competing as a member of the top-ranked Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team against North Carolina at Arlotta Stadium at 11:30 a.m. ET on Saturday.

BLUE GOLD GAME HISTORY (since 1997)

Year

Blue

Gold

Attendance

Offensive MVP

Defensive MVP

1997 – 1

6

10

8,240*

1997 – 2

24

14

n/a*

Clement Stokes

Joe Thomas

1998

38

7

21,051

Kory Minor

1999

49

10

21,512

Jarious Jackson

Anthony Denman

2000

31 (off)

39 (def)

n/a

2001

40 (off)

74 (def)

20,694

David Givens

Shane Walton

2002

0

3

17,025

Ryan Grant

Gerome Sapp

2003

17

14

20,346

Chris Olsen

Justin Tuck

2004

35

17

18,469

Brady Quinn

Tom Zbikowski

2005

28

6

23,324

Brady Quinn

Trevor Laws

2006

10

7

41,279

Travis Thomas

Trevor Laws

2007

6

10

51,852

Junior Jabbie

2008

47 (off)

46 (def)

30,286

Robert Hughes

Harrison Smith

2009

68 (off)

33 (def)

n/a

Armando Allen

Robert Blanton

2010

19

27

27,241

2011

14

17

n/a

2012

42 (off)

32 (def)

n/a

2013

2

17

31,652

2014

63 (off)

58 (def)

27,986

2015

34

37

n/a

2016

17

7

28,061

2017

14

27

20,147

2018

47 (off)

44 (def)

31,729

2019

45 (off)

48 (def)

30,074

2020

no game

2021

17

3

6,195

2022

10

13

33,754

2023

0

24

32,942