LSU vs South Carolina: Five players to watch

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Oct 3, 2015; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers running back Leonard Fournette (7) is tackled by Eastern Michigan Eagles defensive back Juan Giraldo (32) during the second quarter of a game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Leonard Fournette

Every week, Leonard Fournette is going to be an impact player for the LSU Tigers.

The sophomore running back has been the most dominant player in college football this season, rushing for 864 yards and 11 touchdowns, both of which lead the nation. He has also recording three consecutive 200-yard rushing performances, becoming the first player in SEC history to accomplish such a feat.

Fournette’s Heisman Trophy campaign is in full force, something that will only pick up steam this Saturday against South Carolina.

The Gamecocks rank 75th in the nation in run defense, allowing 170 rushing yards per game. When they faced Georgia earlier this season, the Bulldogs’ rushing attack led by fellow Heisman contender Nick Chubb compiled 246 yards and four touchdowns on the afternoon, a positive sign for Fournette and the LSU offense.

Against a porous South Carolina run defense, the Tigers’ star running back will have a perfect opportunity to extend is streak of 200-yard rushing performances to four games. At the very least, he can be expected to deliver a handful of memorable highlights and impressive statistics to add to his Heisman Trophy resume.

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