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March 23, 2013

Scrimmage recap

Zach Mettenberger completed 20 of 30 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns in LSU's first spring scrimmage Saturday afternoon in Tiger Stadium.

Mettenberger completed 6-of-8 passes during a two-minute drill which included a 35-yard touchdown pass to Jarvis Landry.

There were nearly 100 plays in the scrimmage in which the offense worked mostly on first-and-ten situations. A special teams period also took place.

STATISTICS

Quarterbacks
Zach Mettenberger - 30 attempts, 20 completions, 200 yards, 2 touchdowns
Anthony Jennings - 11 attempts, 5 completions, 54 yards; 25 rushing yards
Hayden Rettig - 6 attempts, 4 completions, 61 yards, 2 touchdowns
Stephen Rivers - 11 attempts, 4 completions, 48 yards

Receivers
Jarvis Landry - 10 catches, 141 yards, 2 touchdowns
Odell Beckham - 6 catches, 75 yards
Travin Dural - 4 catches, 72 yards
John Diarse - 1 touchdown catch

Running backs
Jeremy Hill - 60 rushing yards, 1 touchdown
Terrence Magee - 60 rushing yards; 1 touchdown catch
Kenny Hilliard - 37 rushing yards

Defensive players
Lamin Barrow - 7 tackles
Jermauria Rasco - 4 tackles, 1 tackle-for-loss
Ego Ferguson - 2 sacks

WHAT LES MILES HAD TO SAY

"It was a productive outing. We got a lot of quality film to judge our team by and see improvement. I really challenged this team to make improvement in every practice.

"We played well on both sides of the ball. We tackled well and we had only one turnover on an interception (Micah Eugene) that should have been caught. I saw only one missed tackle all day. We were certainly not perfect. Something we need to improve in is pre-snap penalties.

"Mettenberger made a couple of intuitive throws. He saw things very quickly and got the ball out of his hand. Guys anticipated the catch and down the field it went. He looked good and 20-of-30 to start is really nice. Two series were against the second team, but the rest of the day was against the first-team defense."

WHAT'S UP NEXT
LSU will practice Monday and Tuesday with the second spring scrimmage set for Thursday. Following Thursday's practice, the team will be off until April 9 for spring break.


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