Keep it here for in-game updates from inside Tiger Stadium from Sports Director Brian Holland…
FINAL (White wins 59-31):
Walker Howard gets his first score of the afternoon, finding a streaking, wide open Corren Norman out of the backfield on a wheel route to the end zone. Norman walked in untouched from 55 yards out — an obvious defensive coverage bust.
WR Malik Nabers makes a circus catch in the back of the end zone, as Safety Sage Ryan popped a Myles Brennan pass back into the air, leaving Nabers all alone with (somewhat) easy catch for the touchdown.
Jayden Daniels continues his day with a 20-yard touchdown pass to Jack Bech. White lengthens its lead to 45-28.
Nussmeier leads the first drive out of halftime — a scoring drive of 75 yards that began with a Tre Bradford rush of 37 yards. Nussmeier then completed a 30-yard pass to Malik Nabers. The offense punched it in with an 8-yard touchdown pass to Jack Bech.
Garrett Nussmeier continues a productive day with a 27-yard pass that was a Josh Williams stumble away from a touchdown. Williams would punch it in from that one-yard-out spot just two plays later for the score.
Armoni Goodwin spurs a 75-yard touchdown drive (5 touches, 57 yards) that was capped by a 7-yard touchdown rush by Josh Williams.
Biggest play of the day comes from Jayden Daniels with a 39-yard rainbow pass to Brian Thomas Jr that’s caught and downed at the 1 yard line. Daniels carries it in two plays later for the touchdown.
Next drive — Charles Turner snaps the ball over Brennan’s head & Quency Wiggins recovers the fumble to end the drive.
Second Quarter begins with a sack to end the drive for Myles Brennan.
First Quarter ends with Purple (Defense) leading White (Offense), 19-10.
Garrett Nussmeier converts a 4th & 8 near midfield to Chris Hilton Jr to keep Nuss’ second drive of the game alive. Armoni Goodwin scores the first touchdown of the ballgame on First & Goal from the 10 yard line. The scoring drive spanned 12 plays & 74 yards to pull the White team within six: 16-10.
LSU linebacker Greg Penn III has been flying around on defense. I like what I see from the sophomore!
First offensive points come from a 48-yard field goal via walk-on kicker Ezekeal Mata. Defense (purple team) leads 8-3 after 3 sacks and a 3-and-out in the first two possessions. Scoring drive was led by QB Garrett Nussmeier.
First snap of the Spring Game comes from transfer QB Jayden Daniels — that’s a surprise! Not a surprise…his first pass attempt ends up being a scramble for 8 yards.
Pre Game observations:
Baton Rouge boy & former Madison Prep star Quency Wiggins LOOKS THE PART! Wow, he was impressive prepping in the Capitol City, but standing next to the other college defensive ends, he fits right in & actually stands out!
Someone else who grabbed my attention in warmups was Saivion Jones. He has great size & certainly made an impression on the coaching staff during Spring practices.
Watch for Chris Hilton Jr to get a lot of reps — I think in an in-game situation he’s going to make a case for a starting spot.