LSU Sports - Whitney Williston

For Immediate Release - August 17, 2019


BATON ROUGE – Joe Burrow threw for 160 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead LSU as the Tigers held their second preseason game of training camp here Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

Saturday’s scrimmage was treated as “game like” as possible with the exception of no live punting and kickoffs. The final portion of the scrimmage focused on the two-minute drill and overtime.

“A lot of great things went on,” LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said. “We had great preparation all week and having Joe (Burrow) back, the offense looked really good. The offense came out and moved the ball pretty well and the defense responded and did a good job of stopping the offense during the second half (of the scrimmage.)”

Burrow completed 13-of-24 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns, while Myles Brennan was 13-of-25 for 260 yards and a TD. Burrow led the Tiger offense to a touchdown during the two-minute drill. LSU kicked field goals to end both overtime opportunities.

“Joe showed leadership and the ability to move the ball and to throw the ball to the right receiver,” Orgeron said. “He showed his ability to escape pressure in the pocket. I thought Myles (Brennan) had a tremendous day. He moved around in the pocket and made some big throws.”

John Emery led all running backs with 68 yards on 11 carries, while Tyrion Price-Davis rushed for 20 yards on 13 attempts.

“I thought both of those guys looked outstanding,” Orgeron said. “We wanted to play our young running backs today so they handled most of the carries. We wanted to give them the ball and see what they had. I thought they did a good job.”

Orgeron said running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and wide receiver Justin Jefferson were both given the day off.

In the passing game, Racey McMath led all receivers with six catches for 58 yards, while Jaray Jenkins caught four passes for 73 yards. Ja’Marr Chase had five catches for 45 yards.

Defensively, the Tigers had six sacks during the workout.

In special teams, freshman Cade York connected on 7-of-8 field goals, including a 51-yarder. York also kicked a 51-yard field goal in last Saturday’s preseason game.

“We had a lot of special teams and did a lot of substitutions,” Orgeron said. “It was outstanding today on the sideline. Coach Mac (Greg McMahon) did a great job of making it game-like. I thought those guys came out to play.”

The Tiger defense played without three key starters in K’Lavon Chaisson, Grant Delpit and Kristian Fulton.

“They’re very close and I think if we had to play a game today, we could have pushed it and all three of those guys could’ve played, but we didn’t want to do that,” Orgeron said. “We’ll be going into ‘game mode’ next week. They’ll be taking all the first team reps. They should be healthy enough to do team, pass rush, and go over the things we need to do.”

The Tigers have one final preseason game remaining, which takes place next Saturday in Tiger Stadium. Orgeron said next week’s preseason game will be helmets only and the team will simulate a game-type scrimmage.

“The next time we go live is going to be on game day,” Orgeron said.

The Tigers will take Sunday off from football-related activities and then return to practice on Monday afternoon.

LSU opens the 2019 season on Saturday, Aug. 31 against Georgia Southern in Tiger Stadium. Tickets for the Georgia Southern game as well as season ticket packages for the entire 2019 home slate and multi-game packages along with parking passes are still available and can be purchased online at

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Great passing yardage but not too fond of that accuracy though.
Reply13 months
May I remind you that he's throwing against one of the best defenses in the country. Accuracy will suffer against top tiered defenses.
13 months
Quote: “Tickets for the Georgia Southern game as well as season ticket packages for the entire 2019 home slate and multi-game packages along with parking passes are still available and can be purchased online at“ this is the direct results of Alleva’s greed and trying to pinch every penny out of the season ticket holders. Most of the season ticket holders I know (myself included) have given up on season tickets. It is more cost effective to pay the secondary market for the games you really want to attend.
Reply13 months
Also a result of increasing seating, yet DECREASING parking spaces and charging for more of them. Pure genius Alleva.
13 months
Did I even mention attempting to ruin the tailgate experience?
13 months
Emery is looking like the real deal. He’ll be starting by October.
Reply13 months
We need Emery to start before that. In fact, we need him to start against Texas. In the Texas game, our game needs to be clicking. Hence, we need to start the best running backs we have.
13 months
Sure looks like he's trying to emerge....Good to see.
13 months
Lol how can the offense look really good when you throw for 160 yards wow
Reply13 months
Add in Brennan’s 260 and that’s 420. Not bad.
13 months
You must be hitting the 420
13 months
Seems like brennan had the bigger day to me..100 more yds..joe had 1 more td though..
Reply13 months
Im sure Brennan got most of his reps with the 2nd team.
13 months
Yes, he did, but not against the first-team defense.
13 months
If you combine them then you could say the offense had a big day threw the air, most definitely.
Reply13 months
Or through
13 months
The two qbs threw for some 400 yds and three tds
Reply13 months
I mean I dont want to be that guy, but I wouldnt really call those numbers a "big day." It is understandable that the defense should be ahead of the offense at this point though.
Reply13 months
If they did that each week it would be 4800 passing yards. I think we had 2890 last year and the LSU record is 3400. You are not good at math
13 months
You really just can’t take anything from these scrimmages. There is a lot of situations that they put on both sides of the ball. They May run the same play 5 times against 5 different looks and see how that play works. Some of his incompletions may not even be in the playbook next week. Week 0 next week. Maybe we can just enjoy a game and not harp on another scrimmage
13 months
It wasnt a jab at burrow. It was a jab at td staff reporter's clickbait claiming a big day. And you're not good at reading comprehension. If we're combining our 2 QBs stats then sure it was a good day but the title only mentions burrow
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