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March 28, 2013

Scrimmage recap

Zach Mettenberger and Jermauria Rasco were the top performers in LSU's second spring scrimmage Thursday afternoon in Tiger Stadium.

Mettenberger completed 21-of-35 passes for 247 yards and a touchdown - a 7-yarder to Jarvis Landry. Rasco made a scrimmage-best five tackles, including three sacks. Two of Rasco's sacks came against the No. 1 offense in a two-minute drill. His third sack came on a fourth-and-long play.

The scrimmage involved numerous third-down situations and two-minute drill work. All phases of the kicking game were worked on during the scrimmage. The offense scored four touchdowns - two against the No. 1 defense.


Zach Mettenberger - 35 attempts, 21 completions, 247 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception
Stephen Rivers - 9 attempts, 3 completions, 30 yards
Anthony Jennings - 9 attempts, 4 completions, 18 yards

Jarvis Landry - 7 catches, 77 yards, 1 touchdown
Avery Peterson - 4 catches, 60 yards
Dillon Gordon - 4 catches, 40 yards
Odell Beckham - 2 catches, 30 yards

Running backs
Kenny Hilliard - 20 carries, 90 yards
Terrence Magee - 7 carries, 76 yards, 1 touchdown
Jeremy Hill - 13 carries, 60 yards

Defensive players
Jermauria Rasco - 5 tackles, 3 sacks
Craig Loston - 4 tackles, 1 tackle-for-loss
Lamin Barrow - 4 tackles, 1 fumble recovery
Christian LaCouture - 4 tackles
D.J. Welter - 3 tackles


"Our team is making improvement. We were sloppy at times on the offensive side of the ball. The offense is really much improved. It's just that they are shooting themselves in the foot. They have to understand that we are not going to play football that way. We have talented players who can make big plays. The quarterback is throwing the ball better, but we have to improve on the little things (penalties, center-quarterback exchange and protecting the football).

"Rasco had a nice day. He continues to improve with every practice. It looked like Loston had a nice day as well. He made some big plays for the defense. We improved defensively. The defense lined up and did the right things."


LSU will be off until Tuesday, April 9 due to the school's spring break. The Tigers have six more practices, including the spring game on Saturday, April 20.



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