BATON ROUGE, La. — Racey McMath is not going to be ignored in LSU’s jumble of talent at wide receiver.
McMath, who played sparingly as a freshman, was the man of the hour during the Tigers’ second spring scrimmage on Thursday evening. According to LSU’s official stats compiled during the closed scrimmage at Tiger Stadium, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound sophomore had six receptions for 169 yards and a touchdown.
“Before today, he was on second team,” Orgeron said. “But today he proved he can play. I talked to Jerry [Sullivan] afterwards and Jerry was very pleased with him. Racey has always been a hard worker. Always been a big athlete. But now he’s learning his routes and catching the ball better.”
Overall, the offense performed far better than in LSU’s initial scrimmage on March 17. Stats were not released for that scrimmage, and probably for good reason — the offense was held out of the end zone.
On Thursday, Myles Brennan and Justin McMillan showed why they seem to be asserting themselves as the top two options in LSU’s three-way quarterback competition. Brennan threw for 224 yards and 2 touchdowns, and McMillan threw for 169 yards and a touchdown while scrambling for 48 yards on 4 carries.
“Myles had his best day today. Justin had his best day last Saturday,” Orgeron said. “We will probably go through all of [August] camp and announce a starter at the end of camp unless one separates.
“We don’t have our total offense in. One good scrimmage doesn’t mean you’re a starter at LSU.”
Defensively, sophomore end Neil Farrell served notice. Filling in for starter Breiden Fehoko, who was out with what Orgeron termed a minor injury, Farrell had 10 tackles, including 2 for loss.
LSU’s second scrimmage marked the Tigers’ final practice before adjourning for spring break. Practice will resume on April 3.
LSU spring scrimmage stats: March 22, 2018
Myles Brennan: 12-16, 224 yards, 2 TD
Justin McMillan: 7-15, 169 yards, 1 TD
Lowell Narcisee: 6-14, 38 yards
Nick Brossette: 23 carries, 58 yards, 5 TD (primarily goal-line situations)
Clyde Edwards-Helaire: 16-86, 1 TD
Tae Provens: 7-29
Justin McMillan: 4-48
Lowell Narcisse: 2-17
Myles Brennan: 1-2
Racey McMath: 6 receptions, 169 yards, 1 TD
Drake Davis: 4-102
Justin Jefferson: 4-54
Stephen Sullivan: 2-51
David Ducre: 2-2
One reception: Foster Moreau, Derrick Dillon, Dee Anderson, Terrace Marshall, Nick Brossette, Trey Gallman, Jacory Washington
Neil Farrell: 10 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack
John Battle: 7 tackles
K’Lavon Chaisson: 6 tackles, 1 sack
Jacob Phillips: 5 tackles
Eric Monroe: 5 tackles
Rashard Lawrence: 5 tackles
Tyler Taylor: 4 tackles