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Lightning forces LSU Spring Game indoors, as White claims 26-7 win over Purple

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron (Source: WAFB) LSU head coach Ed Orgeron (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Lightning and the threat of severe weather forced the LSU Spring Game from Tiger Stadium to the practice facility, with White claiming a 26-7 victory over Purple.

With four minutes left in the first half, the spring game was moved indoors due to lightning near Tiger Stadium with the Purple leading White, 7-3.

Prior to the lightning, placekicker Connor Culp made a 21-yard field goal to cap a 7-minute, 17-second opening drive for the White team. The 14-play drive spanned 66 yards, including a 35-yard pass from quarterback Danny Etling to wide receiver D.J. Chark.

While still in Tiger Stadium, Etling was 4-of-11 for 53 yards and an interception. Kevin Toliver II picked off a pass intended for Chark.

After that interception, Purple used a face-mask penalty and 36 rushing yards by Lanard Fournette to score early in the second quarter. Fournette's 1-yard plunge and Cameron Gamble's PAT gave Purple a 7-3 lead with 10:40 remaining in the second quarter.

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Once the game moved to the indoor facility, the White team dominated and didn't give up another point. Head coach Ed Orgeron was pleased with the play of the defense and the running backs, but was disappointed in the quarterback play.

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