STARKVILLE, MISS - On a cool evening in Davis Wade Stadium, both offenses stayed warm as the Maroon team defeated the White team 33-22 in front of a crowd of 22,604.
If the spring game was a glimpse of what the 2012 season will hold, the football will be flying all over the field. Maroon team quarterback Tyler Russell looked sharp in the opening drive, leading his squad into the redzone before LaDarius Perkins scored on an 11- yard run in just under three minutes. The touchdown was the highlight of Perkins' night as the speedster carried the ball seven times for 55 yards, seeing all of his action in the first half.
Jameon Lewis led the receiving corps with 10 catches for 144 yards and a touchdown, while redshirt freshman Joe Morrow also had a great night with six catches for 97 yards and a touchdown. All-America candidate Johnthan Banks also caught one pass for 17 yards.
The White team was bothered early in the contest by a ferocious pass rush from the Maroon team. Led by Corvell Harrison-Gay's three sacks, the Maroon defense allowed its offense to tally four of the game's six scores. Despite constant pressure, redshirt freshman quarterback Dak Prescott hung in and finished the game with 205 yards passing and one touchdown.
Individually, Josh Robinson led the White team with 63 yards on five carries, highlighted by a 55 yard touchdown scamper. Classmate Derek Milton ran eight times for 37 yards for the Maroon team.
Defensively, Ferlando Bohanna had eight total tackles while Quay Evans had six tackles including three sacks for 18 yards.