Why he’s good
The statistics say it all for New Mexico State sophomore receiver Teldrick Morgan. In four games, he has 31 receptions for 464 yards and four touchdowns. Morgan has done the most damage in the second quarter, posting 10 receptions for 147 yards. He has thrived on the road, averaging 18.2 yards per catch and scoring three touchdowns in two games.
Standing at only 6-foot and 185 pounds, Morgan won’t be a physically imposing receiver Saturday night in Tiger Stadium. LSU sophomore Tre’Davious White, the shortest of LSU’s starting cornerbacks at 5-11, likely will be the man looking to blanket the Aggies wideout. Considering LSU still has the No. 1 pass defense in the Southeastern Conference, Morgan will have his work cut out for him.
Morgan has been efficient for the Aggies when they’ve looked to keep drives alive: He has 10 receptions for 157 yards and two touchdowns on third down.
Number to know
LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis will have to contain Morgan’s big-play ability. Morgan has 11 receptions for 15 or more yards and nine catches for 25 or more.
“The only thing is, with these Tigers, you’d better stay, because you just never can tell. We’re probably 2 feet from having on the last throw the completion that just erupts the place. Except it’s been a very quiet eruption.”
— LSU coach Les Miles on the sparse crowd in the fourth quarter of the loss to Mississippi State
By the numbers
4 --Losses Les Miles has in 47 night home games since taking over at LSU in 2005.
258 -- Shutouts in LSU history, including eight under Miles.
299 --Rushing yards per game New Mexico State has surrendered through four games, which ranks last in the Sun Belt.