BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Sophomore running back Chris Curry scored two touchdowns, as the Purple team held on to beat the White team in the 2019 National L Club Spring Game.
Curry finished with 72 yards on 15 carries and the two TDs. Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for 77 yards on 12 carries and one touchdown for the White squad. He averaged 6.4 yards per carry.
Quarterback Joe Burrow was 15-for-25 for 159 yards and one touchdown. He also threw an interception on a great defense play by freshman cornerback Derek Stingley Jr.
Purple had 270 yards of total offense to White’s 246. The White team did most of its damage through the air with 203 passing yards, while the Purple team finished with 102 yards on the ground.
There were three fumbles and 10 sacks in the game.
Curry’s first touchdown was on a 3-yard run in the first quarter to put Purple up 7-0. White responded with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Burrow to wide receiver Justin Jefferson to tie it 7-7. Then, just as before the end of the first quarter, Curry plunged into the end zone from 1-yard out for the 14-7 lead.
In the third quarter, Connor Culp nailed a 42-yard field goal to extend Purple’s lead to 17-7.
In the fourth quarter, Edwards-Helaire scored on a 14-yard run.
After the game, head coach Ed Orgeron said the offense is “night and day” better than last spring.