LSU football WR Kayshon Boutte will not play vs. New Mexico on Saturday

BATON ROUGE − LSU football wide receiver Kayshon Boutte will not play Saturday against New Mexico, coach Brian Kelly announced Thursday.

Boutte has been excused from the team as his girlfriend is expecting the birth of their first child, a baby boy.

"He is with her, and we expect some great news here hopefully in the next few hours," Kelly said.

In three games this season, Boutte has 10 receptions for 93 yards. He has 14 career touchdowns and was a preseason All-American heading into this season.

LSU faces New Mexico for the first time in Tiger Stadium (6:30 p.m. CT, ESPN+) on Saturday. LSU (2-1, 1-0 SEC) grabbed its first SEC win last weekend, defeating Mississippi State. New Mexico (2-1, 0-1 MWC) beat UTEP 27-10.

Koki Riley covers LSU sports for The Daily Advertiser and the USA TODAY Sports South Region. Email him at and follow him on Twitter at @KokiRiley.

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