Shaun Dion Hamilton Talks Challenge of Facing Leonard Fournette
Alabama will take the nation's top rushing defense to Baton Rouge for its biggest test of the season. LSU running back Leonard Fournette has battled injuries this season, but when healthy he's still as good as anyone in the country.
He showed that again in the Tigers' last game out against Ole Miss. The junior ran for 284 yards on just 16 carries in the win, which bolstered his season average of 167.5 yards per game.
The LSU offense will rely heavily on Fournette once again Saturday night, and Alabama linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton said it will take the entire team to slow him down.
"It's going to take all 11 guys doing their job every single play," Saban said. "They have two great running backs, a quarterback who's taken some major strides since he's took over as the starting quarterback. For us to come out and win, all 11 guys are going to have to do their job."
And they've done exactly that each of the past two meetings. Fournette has totaled 110 yards on 40 carries in his two career games against the Crimson Tide defense.
That won't change the gameplan today. Both team will be looking to establish the running game early.
"Both of us have kinda like the same mindset. We want to run the ball. That's kind of what both programs are built on, being more physical than their opponent. Saturday night, you can expect an extremely physical game."
Saturday's game will kickoff at 7PM on CBS.