BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Cloudy skies over Tiger Stadium didn't keep sophomore receiver Malachi Dupre from shining in Saturday's LSU Spring Game, as the White team dominated the Purple team 45-6.
His two early big-play touchdown grabs set the tone for what would happen the rest of the day in Death Valley in front of about 15,000 fans.
Dupre looked like he's ready to fulfill the promise he showed as a freshman when he produced the first two memorable highlights.
The first happened just two plays into the White team's first possession, when a blown coverage left him wide open and he made a nice adjustment on a 37-yard touchdown toss from White team starting quarterback Anthony Jennings.
Already up 7-0, the White team then subbed in Purple team starter Brandon Harris and he hooked up with Dupre for the play of the day, a beautiful diving catch in the end zone from 35 yards out for a 14-0 lead.
The sophomore from John Curtis was the nation's top-rated recruit at receiver in 2014 when he made 14 catches for 318 yards and five touchdowns. He had four catches for 112 yards Saturday.
Harris and Jennings continue to compete for the starting job and split time with the first-team offense. Harris' second touchdown of the day was a 41-yard toss to Travin Dural on another Purple team blown coverage that made it 21-0. Harris also ran for a 5-yard touchdown, but it was deleted from the script and instead, running back Darell Williams powered his way to pay dirt for a 5-yard score to put the White team up 28-0.
Jennings finished 13-of-20 for 242 yards and two touchdowns. Harris was 11-of-17 for 178 yards and two scores.