Arkansas hopes to mimic Alabama's success in stopping LSU RB Leonard Fournette
LSU RB Leonard Fournette struggled against No. 1 Alabama last weekend, picking up only 35 yards on 17 carries.
This weekend, Arkansas will face the unenviable task of trying to slow down the talented LSU back, but, according to WholeHogSports.com, the Razorbacks are confident they can continue having success against the LSU rushing attack:
“We have played them physical and established the line of scrimmage,” Arkansas defensive lineman Taiwan Johnson said. “We’ve stopped Fournette from getting to his points and stopped him from getting downhill fast. I think if we can do that again, we’ll have success again.”
Last year, Arkansas held Fournette to 91 yards on 19 carries in a big 31-14 win. Johnson said the key is keeping Fournette from running downhill:
“I think when you can get running backs going side-to-side, it slows down what the offense is trying to do,” Johnson said. “It can really frustrate them and can get in the running back’s head.
Saturday’s game in Fayetteville is scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. Central time and can be seen on ESPN.