BATON ROUGE, La. — Derrius Guice returned and two of LSU’s more athletic receivers shined as the LSU football team finished its third spring scrimmage Saturday afternoon.
LSU football coach Ed Orgeron announced some of his team’s offensive stats from Saturday’s scrimmage, including a full list of passing performances from all four quarterbacks contending for LSU’s starting job. Below is a collection of some of LSU’s more notable stats, complete with some analysis and quotes as well.
- Danny Etling: 5-for-13, 97 yards
- Justin McMillan: 5-for-7, 62 yards
- Lindsey Scott: 3-for-7, 40 yards
- Lowell Narcisse: 1-for-2, 5 yards
Orgeron said that no one has “taken the bull by the horns” to seize the starting job away from anyone else. Etling is still the starter and gets the largest share of first-team reps, but this is the second straight week that McMillan was the more accurate passer in the scrimmage.
The coach said that he anticipates this competition continuing into fall camp and is waiting for someone to distance himself from the pack.
- Stephen Sullivan: 3 catches, 75 yards
- Drake Davis: 2 catches, 62 yards
Sullivan and Davis shined in LSU’s situational drills, catching long passes on plays that simulated difficult offensive situations. At 6-foot-6 and 6-foot-3, respectively, Sullivan and Davis are two of LSU’s longer receivers and more potent deep threats.
Senior wideout D.J Chark did not participate in Saturday’s scrimmage. He was questionable with an ankle injury and the LSU football team thought it was best to hold him out.
- Derrius Guice: 9 carries, 72 yards
- Lanard Fournette: 8 carries, 25 yards
- Darrel Williams: 7 carries, 24 yards
Guice missed last week’s scrimmage with a sore ankle, but returned to practice in full force on Thursday, leading LSU’s rushing game. His 8 yards per carry nearly doubled LSU’s best output from last week.
Speaking of which, Williams took a massive step back after leading LSU with 20 carries last Saturday. A decreased workload was to be expected with Guice returning, but going for less than 3.5 yards per carry is a bit of a letdown after what he achieved last week (93 yards).
Overall LSU football stats:
- 204 passing yards
- 249 rushing yards
Orgeron described Saturday’s scrimmage as even from both sides, though he did concede the defense probably had a slight advantage this week. LSU’s yardage numbers were cut in half from where they were last week. Part of this has to do with the emphasis on red-zone and third-down situations, but the other was from an improved defensive performance, especially from the outside linebackers.