Leonard Fournette gets most of the attention in the LSU backfield, but it’s Derrius Guice that made history against Arkansas on Saturday.
Already up three touchdowns late in the fourth quarter, Guice lined up on second down from his own 4-yard line. Guice ran left off tackle, hit an easy hole, and hit the sideline for a 96-yard touchdown, the longest touchdown run in LSU history.
Derrius Guice. 96 Yards. Touchdown LSU!
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 13, 2016
That run was just the icing on the cake for Guice, who ran for 252 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries against the Razorbacks. Guice’s yardage had him fall just 32 yards short of Fournette’s LSU record of 284 set on Oct. 22 against Ole Miss.
Guice also postmarked his career night with a devastating truck that broke the facemask of Arkansas defensive back De’Andre Coley.
Guice wasn’t the only back with success against Arkansas, either. The LSU backfield tallied 390 yards on 51 carries, including Fournette’s 17 for 98 yards, continuing the difficulties the Razorbacks have had stopping the run this season. Arkansas has allowed 2,176 yards through its first 10 games, raising their yards per game allowed to more than 200.