Leonard Fournette may be the Heisman Trophy candidate in the LSU backfield, but freshman tailback Derrius Guice is no slouch either.
Guice ran for 164 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in LSU’s 45-24 victory over South Carolina. Guice actually out-gained Fournette by six yards on Saturday, 164-158. It was the second time in LSU history that two halfbacks ran for more than 150 yards in the same game, according to the SEC Network.
LSU coach Les Miles said there are many ways to define Guice’s running style. Guice, a true freshman, was the No. 5 running back in the Class of 2015.
“I think he’s pretty talented,” Miles said according to The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger. “Angry. Number of ways to describe his running style.”
Fournette broke the game open with an 87-yard run, but Guice stole the show in the second half. He and fellow backup tailback Darrel Williams were so good that Fournette carried the ball only three times after his touchdown run on the second play of the second half.
The guy in charge of coaching Fournette and Guice definitely had a good day:
— Frank Wilson (@LSUCoachWilson) October 11, 2015
Guice may only be a freshman, but he will surely get noticed with more runs like this:
He’s a freshman pic.twitter.com/AIKLkXYd2Q
— Six Second Sports™ (@SixSecSports) October 10, 2015
Miles on Derrius Guice: Wreckless. Angry. There's a number of ways to describe his running style. Efficient.
— Cody Worsham (@CodyWorsham) October 10, 2015
Miles on Guice: "I think he's pretty talented. Angry. Number of ways to describe his running style."
— Ross Dellenger (@DellengerAdv) October 10, 2015
Guice: 155 rush yds Fournette: 158 rush yds The only other #LSU RBs to rush for 150+ in a game: Faulk & Mealy vs Houston (1996).
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) October 10, 2015