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LSU wide receiver Kayshon Boutte (7) reaches for the ball while running out of bounds as Mississippi State cornerback Emmanuel Forbes (13) defends in the second half of the Tigers' 31-16 win over the Bulldogs, Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.

Wide receiver Kayshon Boutte will not play against New Mexico on Saturday, LSU coach Brian Kelly said Thursday.

Kelly excused Boutte from the game to spend time with his girlfriend, who is expecting their first child. 

Update: Kayson Boutte's son, Kylan, was born Thursday night. Check back for more details.

"He is with her and we expect some great news here in a few hours," Kelly said. "We wish him and the new mom all the best."

In Boutte's absence, Kelly said to expect to see Jack Bech and Malik Nabers in the slot receiver position; Kyren Lacy playing boundary receiver with Brian Thomas rotating in; and Chris Hilton Jr. in the "X" receiver position, which is the farthest from the center.

"We think we've got a nice rotation that will keep us in a really good situation," Kelly said. 

Boutte, a junior preseason All-SEC selection, has caught 10 passes for 93 yards without a touchdown in the first three games this season.

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