Lamar Cards Close Spring with Annual Crawfish Bowl
The Lamar University football team will close out spring camp Saturday with the annual Crawfish Bowl at Provost Umphrey Stadium. The team is scheduled to be on the field at noon for warm ups, with the actual scrimmage slated to get underway at approximately 12:20 p.m.
Prior to the start of the scrimmage LU will recognize its 2015 seniors as well as their 2015 All-Southland Conference and All-America selections.
The scrimmage will be an offense vs. defense format that that will be more of a controlled system for the first 30-35 plays. Following the halftime, the Cardinals will return to the field for the second half of the scrimmage which will be more of an actual game. The format is a switch from the original plan of holding a live draft and having the Red square off against the White team. The late change was made due to injuries at specific positions.
During halftime, there will be a 7-on-7 fraternity flag football game. The 7-on-7 contest will be between the Pikes and Sigma Phi Epsilon.
There is a detailed points system for both the offense and defense. The offense can score points on normal scoring plays, plays of 10 yards or more, drives of three 1st down, while the defense can score from a defensive touchdown, turnover, missed field goal, failed two-point conversion, sack, tackle for loss and a three-and-out. Both teams will lose points for flagrant penalties.
There will be several events surrounding the annual Crawfish Bowl that fans are invited to come enjoy. Admission to the game as well as tailgating will be free. There will be a crawfish cook off beginning at 9 a.m. which will be judged by local celebrities. JAG will be performing live in concert which will also begin at 9 a.m. Fans can also purchase their season tickets for the upcoming 2016 season at the spring game.
There will be entertainment for the kids as well. The youngsters can compete in the kid’s crawfish races and hangout with Big Red and Lu. Fans will receive free T-shirts while supplies last.
LU fans can spend the day on the LU campus rooting on Big Red. The Cardinals baseball team will also be in action taking on rival McNeese State at 2 p.m. from Vincent-Beck Stadium, while the softball team will be hosting Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in a doubleheader at the LU Softball Complex. The softball games are slated to begin at 2 and 4:15 p.m.