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White team wins 42-14 in LSU's Spring football game

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LSU football took to the field today (April 5, 2014) in the annual National L-Club Spring Game with the White team winning 42-14 over the Purple team according to LSU Sports.

The Spring game drew in 18,565 fans which was free for the public to get in to the game and included a block party celebration after the game.

Both teams allowed for multiple players to get in on the action and during the second half of the game used a running clock for the last big scrimmage for spring training.

Standouts for the game include Brandon Harris, freshman quarterback, Anthony Jennings, sophomore quarterback, Kenny Hilliard, a senior running back, and Melvin Jones, fullback.

Harris completed 11 of 28 throws for 195 yards and three touchdowns to his credit during the second half of the game, one that he scored himself. Harris also carried the ball for 75 yards.

Jennings completed 9 of 17 passes for a total of 157 yards. He also scored a touchdown.

Haden Retting, freshman quarterback also saw some action in the second half of the game chalking up a nice 47 yard completed pass.

Kenny Hilliard, senior running back let the Tigers on the ground with 16 carries totaling 59 yards, including a touchdown.

Melvin Jones, sophomore playing fullback today added 38 yards in 12 carries.

Travin Dural, sophomore wide receiver caught five passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns.

DeSean Smith, sophomore tight end made three receptions for 45 yards and a touchdown.

Highlights on the defensive side came from junior's Dion Jones and Kwon Alexander, who both turned an interception into a touchdown during the first half of the game. Danielle Hunter, defensive end, got two sacks and junior Ronnie Feist came up with 14 tackles in the first half.

Veteran quarterback Anthony Jennings had this to say about the competition for the starting quarterback position with Brandon Harris, “The competition brings out the best in everybody. He pushed me to do better, and I pushed him to do better. He did a great job this game. He made a lot of great plays with both his feet and his arm. I commend him for doing those things.”

Following the game today, Spring awards were handed out to the outstanding players during spring training.

LSU will start their 2014 season on August 30, 2014 with a game against Wisconsin in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff to be held in Reliant Stadium, home of the NFL’s Houston Texans.

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