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Lamar quarterbacks pass for 268 yards, four touchdowns in 2010 Spring Game
BEAUMONT - Three Lamar University quarterbacks combined for 268 passing yards and four touchdowns, and the rushing attack accounted for an additional 137 yards and another TD Saturday afternoon in the Cardinals’ 2010 Spring Game.
A standing-room-only crowd of about 800 at the Lamar Soccer Complex saw quarterbacks Andre Bevil, Harrison Tatum and Kevin Smith complete 23 of 35 passes while throwing only one interception with it being made by linebacker Johnathan Epke on the game’s final play.
Bevil, a junior-to-be from West Orange-Stark by way of Navarro College, completed eight of 17 attempts for 139 yards and threw the interception. He tossed touchdown passes of 29 and 44 yards, both to wide receiver J.J. Hayes, a junior from Diboll and also from Navarro College.
Tatum, a freshman from Port Neches-Groves, completed seven of nine passes for 77 yards and one TD. It went for five yards to sophomore wide receiver Van Lawrence Franks on the final play of the first half.
Smith, a redshirt freshman transfer from West Texas A&M, went eight-for-11 for 52 yards, and he threw a 23-yard touchdown to freshman wide receiver Jordan Edwards of Houston Madison.
Edwards was the leading receiver on the afternoon with seven catches for 107 yards. Franks had four catches for 35 yards, while Hayes had three for 82.
Junior tailback Cornelius Shackelford of Tyler John Tyler broke a 41-yard touchdown run on his first carry of the afternoon, and he finished with a game-high 57 rushing yards on four carries. Junior Marcus Jackson of Tyler Lee added 48 yards on three carries.
In addition to Epke’s interception, which he returned 45 yards, the defense had a fumble recovery by defensive back Randy Musgrove. The defense also recorded four quarterback sacks and had three other plays for negative yards and four for no-gains.
Lamar Media Relations