Lightning Forces Football Spring Game to Move Indoors

April 22, 2017

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Todd Politz (@tpolitz)

Todd Politz (@tpolitz)
Director of Digital Media

BATON ROUGE — With four minutes left in the first half, the 2017 National L Club Spring Game was moved indoors due to lightning near in 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.

Following an interception by Kevin Toliver II, 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.

Just after 8 p.m. CT, lightning was detected within eight miles of Tiger Stadium, and the duration of game was moved to the LSU Football Indoor Practice Facility. 

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