- Gary Laney, Reporter, GeauxTigerNation
At LSU's Spring Game, all the talk was on the play of Zach Mettenberger and LSU's improved passing games. Here are some other notable performances from Saturday:
IN A RUSH: What, just because LSU threw the ball more you thought the rushing game was going to disappear? It was as solid as ever with the two teams combining for 268 yards on 50 carries. Particularly strong was Alfred Blue, who led the game with 73 yards on nine carries, including some physical runs late in the game.
FRESH, BUT READY?: A couple of freshmen linebackers had productive days for the Purple team with Ronnie Feist recording seven tackles, one for loss, and Lamar Louis getting five tackles and returning an intercepted pass 74 yards for a touchdown. With LSU looking for new blood at linebacker, the two Class of 2012 recruits who graduated early and enrolled for the spring semester showed flashes of brilliance.
FAB-EST OF THE FIVE: Odell Beckham Jr. caught the long bombs. Russell Shepard caught the touchdowns. But the go-to receiver for Mettenberger Saturday was Jarvis Landry, who caught six passes for 120 yards. His 54-yard reception was the longest of the day for White team.
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