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Central Michigan vs. LSU: Predicting the Game Balls

The LSU football team returns to Tiger Stadium on Saturday night for a non-conference matchup with Central Michigan, which will kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT and air on the SEC Network.

The Tigers (1-1) will be without a handful of starters as players recover from injury, though LSU is still favored by 19 points against a Chippewas team that lost to Missouri by 10 points in week one.

Ahead of week three, here’s my picks for which players will take home the game balls after LSU’s game against Central Michigan on Saturday.

Kayshon Boutte – WR – LSU has seven total touchdowns in two games this season, and Boutte has five of them. He’s a no-brainer to make the list given the fast start to his sophomore campaign, and with Orgeron stressing this week that he wanted to get Boutte more involved early in games, there’s little doubt that he’s going to put up some numbers this weekend. Headed into week three, Boutte leads the entire country in receiving touchdowns.

Cade York – K – Boutte is No. 1 on LSU’s scoring list this season, but York isn’t far behind in the No. 2 spot. He hasn’t missed a field goal or extra point across the first two weeks, and York booted a pair of record-setting field goals in Tiger Stadium a week ago. This could turn into a double-digit scoring weekend for York if LSU’s able to get things flowing on offense. His career long is a 57-yarder, and now fans are eager to see if the staff gives him a chance at anything further out.

Tyrion Davis-Price – RB – Max Johnson might be an easy guy to slide onto the list, but he will be happy to hand over the game ball if it means getting the run game going. The offensive line has been circled by Orgeron as a trouble spot this season, and a statement game would be huge for the men in the trenches ahead of the start of SEC play. Davis-Price hasn’t had a breakout game this year, but the Tigers are sure to try to get the run game established this weekend, and Orgeron said the plan remains to ride Davis-Price while sprinkling the freshmen into more action.


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