Leonard Fournette is expected to be back for LSU on Saturday against Ole Miss. The Tigers haven’t been missing the junior running back all that much.
Sophomore Derrius Guice has filled in nicely for LSU, rushing for 163 and 162 yards respectively in the last two games. He’s ran for more than 100 yards in all three games in which he’s received more than five carries.
But that’s nothing.
Guice is leading the FBS in yards per attempt, averaging 9.1 yards a carry. That’s well in front of Texas A&M’s Trayveon Williams, who is second at 8.59.
In last Saturday’s win over Southern Miss, Guice also set a career milestone by reaching 1,000 yards on the ground. He did that pretty quickly, right? Well, it’s actually a program record:
Derrius Guice is the fastest RB in #LSU history to reach 1,000 career yards. Did it in just 113 carries.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) October 17, 2016
It will be interesting to see how many carries Guice receives when Fournette rejoins him in the backfield, which may be Saturday when the Tigers host the Rebels.