The smart decision LSU football is planning to make against Central Michigan

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I’ve been skeptical this week of LSU football‘s offensive plan against Central Michigan, but there’s one decision the Tigers are making that I believe is extremely wise.

According to 247Sports’ Shea Dixon, LSU is planning to get sophomore wide receiver Kayshon Boutte involved “early on” against Central Michigan.

Dixon noted that Boutte, who leads the nation in touchdown receptions with five, didn’t see his first target against McNeese State until the Tigers had run 14 or 15 plays.

There’s no reason it should’ve taken that long to try to get the ball to Boutte.

Kayshon Boutte needs to catch the ball as often as possible for LSU Football

Boutte already looks like one of the top five wide receivers in the country. Good things happen when he touches the ball.

His five touchdowns in two games are quite impressive. Boutte is on pace for 32.5 touchdowns in a 13 game season. To put that in perspective, Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson combined for 38 touchdowns in 15 games in 2019.

It’s obviously unlikely that Boutte keeps up that pace, but it still shows that he’s off to an incredible start in 2021.

And getting Boutte the ball more should only make his numbers look even more impressive.

I really don’t understand why this even has to be a thing. Getting Boutte the ball as often as possible should’ve been a priority the moment the season started. Why is it just now becoming a focus for the offense?

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It certainly feels like LSU’s game-planning has left a lot to be desired so far this season. Hopefully, it improves this weekend because things won’t be getting any easier once the SEC schedule gets underway.