The game will feature the Southeastern offense and defense facing off in a 60-minute game with a running clock except for the final two minutes. The Lion offense will be decked out in green, while the defense and specialists will wear gold.
Southeastern will continue to employ its unique scoring system for the spring game. The offense will be able to score points in the traditional ways and will also receive points for first downs and big plays (rush of 12 yards or more; pass of 16 yards or more). The defense will be awarded points for touchdowns, turnovers, first downs and three-and-outs.
Southeastern head coach Ron Roberts is looking for his team to finish a productive spring on a high note.
“I want to see our team make improvements from last season,” Roberts said. “We need to focus on execution and we’re expecting to come out with a game day attitude and play at a high level.”
Roberts has liked what he’s seen from his team during the spring session.
“We feel like we’ve made a lot of progress this spring,” Roberts commented. “Our offensive guys have done an excellent job grasping our new system (under new offensive coordinator Matt Barrett). Ball security was a huge issue for us last season and we’ve done an excellent job in that area over the past several weeks.
“I think we’ve been pretty strong fundamentally and physically on both sides of the ball this spring,” Roberts added. “We’ve added some new guys into the mix on defense that have done a nice job grasping our scheme. We’re going to be technically sound on the defensive side of the ball. We’re not all the way where we need to be as a team yet, but we’re excited about the strides we’ve made thus far and where we’re headed.”
After closing spring practice on Saturday, the Lions will open fall practice in early August in preparation for the team’s Sept. 3season opener at Oklahoma State.
Saturday’s Spring Game is one of the highlights of Super Lion Saturday, a celebration of all things Lion Athletics.
Saturday’s events begin with the fourth annual Green & Gold 5K run. Registration forms for the race are available online atwww.LionUp.com, the LAA office in West Stadium and Perfectly Fit Performance Sports at 303 West Minnesota Park, Suite E.
The Southeastern Louisiana track and field teams will host the Southeastern Invitational on Super Lion Saturday. The action opens at 10 a.m. at the Southeastern Track and Field Complex.
The SLU softball team will also be in action. At 12 p.m. at North Oak Park, the Lady Lions will host Southland Conference rival Central Arkansas for a league doubleheader. Saturday will also be Alumni Day at North Oak Park, as all former Lady Lions are invited to attend and be recognized prior to the day’s first game.
Leading up to the Southeastern-UL Lafayette baseball game at 6 p.m. at Alumni Field, Gus O’Krepki will host a baseball tailgate in the area at 3:30 p.m. in the area between the Dugas Center for Athletics and the Alumni Field parking lot. At Saturday’s baseball game, fans will have the opportunity to win cash and prizes by playing Bingo at the Ballpark.