White rolls Purple, 45-6, in LSU Spring Game

The White team, composed of mostly first-team players, cruised past Purple, 45-6, in LSU's Spring Game on Saturday.

The White team, composed of the projected LSU starters, rolled as expected to a 45-6 victory against Purple in the annual LSU Spring Game at Tiger Stadium.

The Purple defense, featuring reserves and backups, had trouble stopping the White passing attack. Harris and Jennings split time on both teams but had most success while with White. The two quarterbacks combined for 356 passing yards and 4 touchdowns while playing for White.

All focus fell on those quarterbacks, as this was really the only time this spring media got to see them throw. There was a stark difference in the numbers when those QBs were facing the starting defense and when they met the backups.

All touchdown passes came against that Purple defense. Harris connected on touchdown throws of 35 and 41 yards in the first half. Jennings had one for 37.

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Malachi Dupre caught two first-half scores, one each from the quarterbacks. Travin Dural was on the end of Harris’ other first-half touchdown. D.J. Chark also reeled in a 45-yarder from Harris.

Against Purple, the two quarterbacks combined for only 59 yards on eight completions, getting “sacked” four times. Both QBs were in green jerseys Saturday.

Each quarterback did also play in the second half. Harris played two with Purple while Jennings came on once with White.

Harris got intercepted by Kevin Toliver on his first series. The second ended in a touchdown run by David Ducre, the only Purple score in the game. Harris completed one pass for 5 yards on the drive.

Jennings played with the entire first-team offense on White for his second-half series. He went 3-for-4 on the drive for 65 yards. Dupre had two catches for 50 yards and Dural reeled in an 8-yard score.

The QBs did spread the love around to their wide receivers, particularly on the White team. Dural led them 127 receiving yards on 4 catches and 2 touchdowns. Dupre finished with 4 catches for 112 yards and a pair of scores. Chark had 53 receiving yards, and Colin Jeter had 2 catches for 38 yards.

Desean Smith reeled in a 50-yard touchdown pass from Justin McMillan on the first drive of the second half.

John Diarse had 4 catches for 27 yards while with Purple.

On the ground, Darrel Williams had 10 carries for 40 yards and a touchdown, while playing for both teams. Leonard Fournette carried it 8 times for 42 yards.


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