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Joe Burrow back on the field for LSU's 2nd scrimmage

Amos Morale III
August 17, 2019 - 4:55 pm
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LSU was on the Tiger Stadium in the field Saturday morning for its second preseason scrimmage.

Quarterback Joe Burrow was on the field for today after missing the prior exhibition.

“A lot of great things went on,” LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said. “We had great preparation all week and having Joe (Burrow) back, the offense looked really good. The offense came out and moved the ball pretty well and the defense responded and did a good job of stopping the offense during the second half (of the scrimmage.)”

Burrow completed 13-of-24 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns and Myles Brennan was 13-of-25 for 260 yards and a TD. 

“Joe showed leadership and the ability to move the ball and to throw the ball to the right receiver,” Orgeron said. “He showed his ability to escape pressure in the pocket. I thought Myles (Brennan) had a tremendous day. He moved around in the pocket and made some big throws.”

Receiver Racey McMath led all pass catchers with six grabs for 58 yards, while Jaray Jenkins caught four passes for 73 yards and sophomore Ja’Marr Chase had five catches for 45 yards.

The Tigers freshmen running backs also impressed. Former Destrehan standout John Emery led all ball carriers with 68 yards on 11 carries and Tyrion Price-Davis rushed for 20 yards on 13 attempts.

“I thought both of those guys looked outstanding,” Orgeron said. “We wanted to play our young running backs today so they handled most of the carries. We wanted to give them the ball and see what they had. I thought they did a good job.”

LSU’s defense was without pass rusher K’Lavon Chaisson and defensive backs Grant Delpit and Kristian Fulton.

LSU opens the 2019 season Aug. 31 against Georgia Southern in Tiger Stadium. 

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