LSU vs Arkansas: Wide Receiver Tale of the Tape

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LSU is preparing for the sixth-consecutive game against a ranked opponent now that the Arkansas Razorbacks are No. 25 in the College Football Playoff rankings. The Tigers need another solid defensive effort to slow down the trio of KJ Jefferson, Trelon Smith, and Treylon Burks. LSU counters with Max Johnson/Garrett Nussmeier, Ty Davis-Price, and Jack Bech.

With the focus on the offensive side of the ball, we have previewed both the quarterbacks and running backs in this matchup. Eyes turn to the pass catchers, do the Tigers have a player who can compete with Burks?

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Treylon Burks vs Jack Bech

(Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

How the two receivers compare

Burks

vs

Bech

6-3

Ht

6-2

225

Wt

207

Junior

Class

Freshman

9

Games

9

65

Targets

53

48

Rec

33

73.8

Catch %

62.3

799

Yards

366

16.6

YPR

11.1

8

TDs

2

Edge: Treylon Burks

The clear edge in this matchup goes to Burks, who has shown of the past two seasons to be one of the most consistent pass-catchers in the SEC. The real question in this matchup is can the Tigers’ secondary slow down the big play ability of Burks.

With no Sage Ryan, Eli Ricks, and Derek Stingley Jr, the task is tall. Cordale Flott is trying to get back from injury. Dwight McGlothern will likely be tasked with trying to limit his impact. Against Alabama on Saturday, the secondary gave up 233 yards and two touchdowns to Jameson Williams and John Metchie. Burks will likely look to take advantage in the same regard. It will be up to the pass rush to disrupt Jefferson in the pocket.

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