Oct 19, 2013; Oxford, MS, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.(3) advances the ball and stiff arms Mississippi Rebels linebacker Keith Lewis (24) during the game at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry vs. Arkansas’ Wide Receivers


LSU wide receivers, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry have both had sensational seasons. On the other hand, Arkansas has struggled to move the ball through the air all year. Combined, Beckham and Landry have 556 more receiving yards than the entire Arkansas team.

The Arkansas wide receivers are not entirely to blame for their lack of production. It is hard to put up quality statistics without a decent quarterback to get you the ball. Sophomore quarterback Brandon Allen has struggled in his first year as a starter, throwing only six touchdown passes and 8 interceptions in conference play.

Javontee Herndon is the Razorbacks top receiver. He leads the team in receptions, with 29, receiving yards, with 420, and touchdown catches with four. However, the majority of his production came against Arkansas’ weak non conference competition. The most receiving yards he has in a conference game is 47 and he has yet to catch a touchdown pass in SEC play.

Hunter Henry has been a pleasant surprise for Arkansas this season. The tight end is second on the team in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdown receptions. He had an incredible game against Texas A&M, racking up 109 receiving yards, including a 52 yard reception. Henry is just a freshman and has a bright future ahead of him.

Beckham is one of the most explosive players in the nation. He is not overly consistent, but there are nights where he completely terrorizes opposing defenses. Against Texas A&M, Beckham broke the LSU all-purpose yards record of 2,120 in the win over the Aggies and ranks 16th in the country with 1106 receiving yards.

Landry has spent most of the season in Beckham’s shadows. However, as a receiver Landry has had just as good if not a better season statistically. Landry has only 42 fewer receiving yards than Beckham, 11 more receptions, and two more touchdown grabs. Landry is constantly making incredible catches, and has been extremely consistent for the Tigers.

Arkansas primarily focuses on the running game, while LSU has more of a complete offense. There is not much of a contest when comparing the wide receivers from these two teams. This is primarily due to the dominance of Beckham and Landry. They were the first duo in LSU history to each have over 1000 yards receiving in a single season.

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