Purple and White tie in LSU spring game

LSU linebacker Whit Weeks (40)
LSU linebacker Whit Weeks (40)(Josh Auzenne | WAFB)
Published: Apr. 22, 2023 at 10:33 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 24, 2023 at 8:43 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - LSU wrapped up its spring football practices with the annual National L Club Spring Game presented by Tony Chachere’s in Tiger Stadium on Saturday, April 22.

The battle of Purple vs. White ended in a 32-32 tie.

LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels (5)
LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels (5)(Josh Auzenne | WAFB)

Quarterback Jayden Daniels was 10-of-11 for 168 yards and two touchdowns. Garrett Nussmeier was 5-of-8 for 139 yards and he also threw two TDs.

Kyren Lacy led the wide receivers, hauling in four catches for 92 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown. Brian Thomas Jr. had three catches for 66 yards and a touchdown. Malik Nabers caught three passes for 35 yards.

LSU true freshman running back Trey Holly (25) scored a touchdown for White in the spring game.
LSU head coach Brian Kelly talks about the annual spring game and upcoming football season.

The running game wasn’t much of a factor. The Tigers only rushed for 86 yards. Running back John Emery still has to take care of his academics before returning to the team and playing, said head coach Brian Kelly. He added they love Emery, but there are still things he needs to tackle academically.

“He might be the one guy we’re sleeping on a little bit,” said Kelly, referring to running back Noah Cain.

Freshman linebacker Whit Weeks scored a touchdown for the defense on a pick-six.

The game always brings out the stars, like these two national champions.

Joe Burrow and Angel Reese
Joe Burrow and Angel Reese(Josh Auzenne | WAFB)

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