The running game has been a tremendous strength for Auburn under coach Gus Malzahn, but through the first two games it has been rather pedestrian.
Peyton Barber has been a workhorse for the Tigers through two games, but he could get some well-needed help against LSU this Saturday.
Malzahn, on his radio show Monday night, said he was “hoping” to get junior college transfer Jovon Robinson back this week in time for Auburn’s crucial game in Death Valley.
Robinson missed Saturday’s near upset to Jacksonville State with an ankle injury after carrying the ball two times in Week 1 for 16 yards.
Barber had 24 carries in the opening win against Louisville and another 23 in the win over Jacksonville State. Barber saved Auburn from a subpar performance, but if he has to keep carrying the ball that many times he could wear down.
Robinson is a stout running back who can spell Barber along with Roc Thomas. The way the Tigers have played thus far, they need all the help they can get.