Coach Pleased With Offense In LSU Scrimmage

The LSU offense accounted for over 600 total yards, including 391 on the ground, as head coach Ed Orgeron put the Tigers through their second scrimmage of the season indoors at the Charles McClendon Practice Facility.

The Tigers had planned to scrimmage in Tiger Stadium, however thunderstorms in the Baton Rouge area, which included driving rain, heavy winds and hail, forced LSU indoors. The scrimmage concluded the second full week of spring practice as the Tigers are now seven practices into spring drills.

“We had an excellent day today,” Orgeron said. “We challenged our guys on mindset, physical toughness and energy. If you want to put it all together, we wanted to have a game-type atmosphere out there and we did it. I’m very proud of our football team and our coaching staff. We were very well-prepared and there was a lot of energy and great execution.”

Offensively, senior Danny Etling completed 4-of-10 for 133 yards and a touchdown to D.J. Chark, while rising sophomore Justin McMillan connected on 5-of-6 passes for 79 yards and a TD. Redshirt freshman Lindsey Scott rounded out the quarterback play for the Tigers, completing 2-of-3 passes for 29 yards. Overall, LSU quarterbacks completed 11-of-19 passes for 237 yards a pair of touchdowns.

On the ground, senior Darrell Williams led all rushers with 93 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries. Nick Brossette followed with 72 yards on 14 carries.

“I thought our offense had a tremendous day,” Orgeron said. “It was an outstanding job. I thought Darrel Williams had a tremendous day and offensive line blocked well. Matt Canada and the offensive staff is doing a tremendous job. This the second scrimmage in a row that they have won.”

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