Paul Finebaum is a voter for the Heisman Trophy so his opinion on the highest award in college football matters.
He believes Leonard Fournette could still win the Heisman and go to New York City. His performance against Ole Miss hasn’t put him in the conversation to win it yet, but a few more similar outings could bring his name back into the fold.
“I think he has a good chance of getting in the race. I think right now it is very much Lamar Jackson’s award to lose but he could still lose it. Lamar Jackson doesn’t have a lot of high profile games remaining. What if Leonard Fournette has a similar game against Alabama and wins the game? I think it could propel him….If Leonard Fournette is still alive and well, I think he has a chance.”
In his first game back in almost a month, Fournette ran all over Ole Miss for 284 yards and three touchdowns and delivered some bone crushing hits in the process. Whether he can burst through a stout Crimson Tide run defense is another conversation.
Alabama stifled his production last season to just 31 yards on 19 attempts. The Crimson Tide will provide another touch test this season, allowing just 70.1 yards per game on the ground, good for first in the country.