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Tigers Complete First Preseason Game of Camp

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Defense carries the day in LSU’s first scrimmage.

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LSU completed it’s first scrimmage preseason game Saturday morning, with the four participants of the quarterback competition getting what appears to pretty equivalent snaps, per Ed Orgeron in the postgame press conference:

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Per Orgeron, Lowell Narcisse led all passers with 122 yards on 6-of-14 completions, while Joe Burrow completed 7-of-13 for 118 yards, Myles Brennan 5/10 for 94 yards and Justin McMillan 8/13 for 83 yards. Orgeron didn’t mention touchdowns, but did note that the offense didn’t turn the ball over.

Overall, Orgeron lauded the defense and complained about mistakes and penalties from the Tiger offensive line:

“On offense we had way too many mistakes,” Orgeron said at his post-scrimmage press conference. “We had way too many penalties. Way too many offsides. We had a couple series where we had two-or-three penalties back to back. Sometimes, when we executed, we made some good plays, but we shot ourselves in the foot with too many penalties.”

He singled out a couple players on defense, notably K’Lavon Chaisson, who had seven tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack. Devin White also finished with six tackles and a sack.

Among other things noted by Orgeron:

  • Freshman receiver Ja’Marr Chase worked on the first-team offense with Jonathan Giles and Justin Jefferson. He caught three passes for 52 yards.
  • Freshman Chris Curry finished with 16 carries for 43 yards.
  • Garrett Brumfield will work at center some as the backup to Lloyd Cushenberry — sounds like Cole Smith is headed to a redshirt (no big surprise).
  • Also mentioned working receiver Stephen Sullivan at tight end in some alignments. At 6-6, 240 that seems like a natural fit, and potentially a weapon.
  • Cole Tracy was 3/3 on field goals, with one each inside of 30 yards, 45 yards and beyond.

Keep in mind that scrimmages are generally situational (third-and-long, short-yardage, etc...) so raw stats without context are generally useless.