'I'll look at the stats later': Terrace Marshall Jr. focused on helping LSU win


LSU's Terrace Marshall Jr. is having a record-breaking start to the 2020 season.

He is on pace to eclipse the SEC record for touchdown receptions in a single season (20), set last season by Ja'Marr Chase. And he's coming off one of the best games he's played, tallying career highs of 11 catches, 235 yards and three touchdowns.

Marshall was off to a similar start last season before an injury sidelined him for four games and said it feels great to be healthy and playing well.

"All glory to God, that I'm able to be healthy and able to just continue to do what I love and I'm just praying that I can continue to do what I'm doing," Marshall said.

While Marshall said he was happy to be posting huge numbers early this season he said that's not his main goal.

"I'm just doing what I can to help contribute to the team," he said. "I'll look at the stats later but I mean, I'm just trying to continue to be a leader in the locker room and just help help make the biggest impact."

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said he's not surprised by Marshall's hot start.

"He's a competitor," Marshall said. "He's a great young man. Always has a smile on his face. I played with his uncle, Joe Delaney. He comes from a great family, and he reminds me a lot of Joe in his demeanor. Everybody loved Joe on the team.

"Everybody loves Terrace on the team. He came off the field, Coach, I'm getting one on one. Give me the ball.

"He's just in that zone. He's worked hard, and just a tremendous young man. He has a great character about himself, great family. I'm glad he's a Tiger."

Despite being in his zone, Marshall said He still thinks he's got room for improvement.

"Nothing's perfect," he said. "There's always area and your game that you can improve. I mean, in our offense, there's more stuff, but we can improve but it's small things that, you know, that's going to turn into big things."