White defeats Purple 45-6 in Annual Spring Game
BATON ROUGE - Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris combined to rack up 420 passing yards and threw for four touchdowns as the White team secured a 45-6 victory over the Purple team Saturday during LSU's National L-Club Spring Game presented by Tony Chachere's at Tiger Stadium.
Both signal callers were effective and efficient as LSU registered nine passing plays of 15-plus yards highlighted by a quartet of touchdowns. Each quarterback found wide receivers Malachi Dupre and Travin Dural on scoring plays.
Jennings was 13-for-20 for 242 yards and two touchdowns, while Harris posted an 11-of-17 effort en route to 178 yards and two scores. The Tigers also received a 3-for-3 performance for 55 yards and a touchdown from true freshman quarterback Justin McMillan.
Dural recorded four catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns. He hauled in the game's longest play on a 70-yard pass late in the second quarter.
Dupre added four catches for 112 yards and two scores. He scored the game's first two touchdowns from 37 yards and 35 yards out, respectively. The 35-yard catch was a diving, fully extended grab.
Tight end DeSean Smith opened the second half and scored a 50-yard touchdown pass from McMillan on a 3rd-and-10 play.
LSU's rushing attack was led by Leonard Fournette's eight carries for 42 yards. Darell Williams grinded out 40 yards on 10 carries and tacked on a touchdown, while freshman back David Ducre plunged in from 2-yards out on the game's final play for Purple's line score.
Defensively, linebackers Ronnie Feast and Deion Jones collected seven tackles apiece. Linebackers Kendell Beckwith and Lamar Louis picked up four stops each in the opening half. Defensive end Maquedius Bain came away with three of the game's five sacks whereas freshman cornerback Kevin Toliver II notched the game's lone interception.
LSU begins the 2015 season when the Tigers take on McNeese State at Tiger Stadium on Sept. 5. Below is the list of the 2015 spring season award recipients which were handed out on the field after today's game.
2015 LSU Football - Spring Awards
Alvin Roy Fourth Quarter Award
(Outstanding performance in LSU Off-Season Program)
Lewis Neal, Christian LaCouture, Ethan Pocic, K.J. Malone, Josh Boutte, Jordan Harper, Tommy LeBeau, Lamar Louis, Tre'Davious White, Jamal Adams, Reid Ferguson, Colin Jeter, John Diarse, Dwayne Thomas, John David Moore, Jake Clise, Andy Dodd, Kevin Toliver II, Jevonte Domond, Brad Kragthorpe
Eric Andolsek Leadership Award
(Outstanding Leadership in Spring Drills- Offense)
Ethan Pocic, Leonard Fournette, John David Moore
Mike Miley Leadership Award
(Outstanding Leadership in Spring Drills- Defense)
Kendell Beckwith, Tre'Davious White, Christian LaCouture, Jalen Mills
Toby Caston Performance Award
(Outstanding Performance in Spring Drills- Defense)
Davon Godchaux, Deion Jones, Jamal Adams
Ralph Norwood Performance Award
(Outstanding Performance in Spring Drills Offense)
Jerald Hawkins, John Diarse, Dillon Gordon
Most Improved Award
(Players who have made the most improvement during Spring Drills)
Darrel Williams, Rickey Jefferson, Colin Jeter, Andy Dodd, Lamar Louis, Sione Teuhema, Jevonte Domond
Jimmy Taylor Award
(The comprehensive Spring Award for Outstanding Leadership, Effort and Performance)
Ethan Pocic, Leonard Fournette, Jamal Adams, Davon Godchaux
Jerry Stovall Special Teams Award
Reid Ferguson, Colby Delahoussaye, Trent Domingue
William Clapp, D.J. Chark, Kevin Toliver II, Lewis Neal
Overcoming Adversity Award
Tashawn Bower, Dwayne Thomas
Vadal Alexander, Duke Riley, Brad Kragthorpe, Lewis Neal