It’s not uncommon for Texas Tech’s often explosive offense to boast at least one exceptional playmaker at wide receiver.
That’s proving to be the case once again this season, as Red Raiders junior Keke Coutee currently leads the entire nation in receiving yards per game at 142.5.
Your FBS leader in receiving yards per game? Keke Coutee with 142.5. #WreckEm pic.twitter.com/DDMyDlx5X7
— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) September 17, 2017
Such a feat through two games comes in large part due to Coutee’s remarkable effort in Texas Tech’s 52-45 win over Arizona State on Saturday, in which he hauled in 12 receptions for 186 yards, along with 1 touchdown.
With the Red Raiders bye week having come at a considerably early portion of the season during Week 2, though, Coutee’s 285 total receiving yards is good for just 25th in the nation. Coutee has already hauled in receptions of 68 yards and 47 yards against Eastern Washington and Arizona State, respectively.
If he’s able to keep his current pace of 142.5 yards per game, Coutee will finish the 2017 season with 1,710 receiving yards, which would likely place him firmly in the mix for the Biletnikoff Award.
Coutee finished with 890 yards in 2016.