ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) LSU has had plenty of talent come through its receiver room in recent years: Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry. Ja'Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson. For most of this season it was Kayshon Boutte.
Malik Nabers made a bid to join those names on Monday, when he threw for a touchdown, caught one and had 163 yards receiving in the No. 16 Tigers' 63-7 rout of Purdue in the Citrus Bowl.
"That's kind of the mantle of LSU wide receivers," Tigers coach Brian Kelly said of Nabers, who was the game's MVP. "It's his opportunity now, and you can see that he wanted to make sure that he made a statement out there today."