White drops Purple in LSU Spring Game

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Brandon Harris

BATON ROUGE – The LSU football team put together a balanced offensive attack, and the defense returned two interceptions for touchdowns as the White team garnered a 42-14 victory over the Purple team Saturday in LSU’s National L-Club Spring Game presented by Tony Chachere’s at Tiger Stadium.

In total, LSU racked up 622 yards on offensive which included 399 yards through the air on 49 pass plays, as 18,565 fans gathered for the annual end-of-spring scrimmage. Multiple players saw action for both teams throughout the contest, and the second half featured a running clock.

Freshmen quarterback Brandon Harris was 11-of-28 for 195 yards and tossed three touchdowns during the second quarter. He also led LSU’s rushing attack with 75 yards on six carries and added a rushing score in the second half.

Rising sophomore signal-caller Anthony Jennings completed 9-of-17 passes for 157 yards and a touchdown. Hayden Retting also added a 47-yard pass in the second half.

On the ground, Kenny Hilliard accounted for 16 carries on 59 yards and a touchdown followed by fullback Melvin Jones’ 12 carries for 38 yards.

Wide receiver Travin Dural hauled in five receptions for 130 yards and a pair of touchdown. Tight end DeSean Smith also added three receptions for 45 yards and a score.

On the defensive end, linebackers Deion Jones and Kwon Alexander scored touchdowns on interception returns during the first half. Danielle Hunter recorded a pair of sacks from his defensive end position, while linebacker Ronnie Feist recorded all 14 of his game-leading tackles in the first half.