Zach Mettenberger threw for 328 yards against Furman, but the LSU quarterback rarely looked away from his top two wide receivers. Jarvis Landry had a quality game, nothing too special, but he had a few long receptions. Odell Beckham Jr. shook off a first half punt return fumble and put on a truly sensational showing.
Landry had five receptions for 87 yards, 17.4 yards a catch. It was a rather average game for the star wide receiver. 87 receiving yards being considered a slight down performance shows how special Landry has been for the Tigers.
Landry’s touchdown production may be area of concern for LSU. Through the first five games of the season, he had seven touchdown receptions and at least one in every game. Since then, he has only one touchdown catch in four games. His ankle has been bothering him a little but the Tigers will need Landry to be a major touchdown threat in the final games of the season.
Odell Beckham Jr. had six catches against Furman, a pretty average reception total. What he did with his receptions was nothing short of spectacular. Beckham averaged a whopping 34 yards a catch, for 204 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Beckham’s lone mistake came on a punt return late in the first half. With LSU clinging to a seven point lead, the punt bounced off his chest giving the ball to the Paladins deep in LSU territory, with a chance to tie the game before the half.
Even with the fumble it was still an incredible night for Beckham. He went above defenders to make a couple impressive catches. Beckham ran extremely well after his receptions showing off his athleticism while picking up extra yardage.
Beckham was impressive and Landry played pretty well, but no other receiver had more than 22 yards receiving. New receivers will need to step as better defenses will try to slow down the receiving tandem.
LSU Wide Receivers Grade: B+