Tigers Go Through First Fall Scrimmage

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Tigers Go Through First Fall Scrimmage

BATON ROUGE — The LSU football held its first scrimmage of the preseason on Wednesday evening in Tiger Stadium.

“I thought that offensively we were sharp early,” said LSU coach Nick Saban. “We ran the ball effectively and we did a good job of dishing the ball around. Defensively, we had a few guys who couldn’t scrimmage and we were a little thin. I think as it went on the defense played better.”

The scrimmage, which lasted for slightly over two hours, was the second workout of the day for the Tigers as LSU held a practice in the morning. LSU used a majority of the scrimmage to work on different situations, including the two-minute drill.

“We do the situations to try to get our players to play smart as football players,” Saban said. “That is why we do the different situations in a scrimmage. Hopefully we will learn from some of the things that happened out there tonight.”

Individually, Rohan Davey and Josh Booty each finished 9-for-21 passing.

Davey had scoring strikes of 46 yards to Josh Reed and 34 yards to Robert Royal. Booty found Reggie Robinson for a 10 yard touchdown pass in the opening drive of the scrimmage.

Quarterback Craig Nall did not play due to a pulled hamstring in the morning practice.

Saban noted that Reggie Robinson, who hauled in six passes for 53 yards and one touchdown, and LaBrandon Toefield, who led all rushers with 40 yards on 11 carries, each played well.

The Tigers resume practice with one workout on Thursday followed by two sessions on Friday. LSU opens its season on Sept. 2 when the Tigers host Western Carolina at 7 p.m. in Tiger Stadium.