No RB is averaging more yards per carry than LSU’s Derrius Guice

With Leonard Fournette battling an ankle injury for the majority of this season, an opportunity has opened up for sophomore RB Derrius Guice.

The Baton Rouge native stepped up in a big way:

Guice leads the nation with a 9.1 yards-per-carry average. He plays with terrific balance — something aided by his sturdy frame. Possessing quickness and agility, Guice is able to evade defenders with ease as he careens down the field.

Going forward, LSU has a big question to answer: How will the running back rotation shake out? Fournette is a once-in-a-10-year talent. When healthy he’s the best rusher in the country. With that said, an ankle is a tricky injury to come back from — particularly when it comes to the position he plays.

If he’s able to come back within the next two weeks, there’s a good chance Fournette won’t be fully healthy. With this in mind, does Guice step back in a reserve role with only a handful of carries — or will interim head coach Ed Orgeron opt to go for more of a 50-50 look in terms of splitting touches evenly?

It’s certainly something to keep in mind as LSU’s season progresses. Guice is simply playing too well for him to get 3-5 touches per game.

 


Source: Saturday Down South

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