5 LSU players Auburn fans need to know
The No. 5 Auburn Tigers play host in a monumental SEC West showdown to No. 15 LSU on Saturday night at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Here are five LSU players Auburn fans need to know:
1. Travin Dural, WR: Dural is LSU’s leading receiver and an absolute athletic freak on the outside for the Bayou Bengals. His 21 receptions and 534 yards are among the best in the SEC and his average of 25.4 yards per catch should scare the Auburn secondary. Dural can fly and will likely provide plenty of headaches for Auburn fans on Saturday night.
2. Brandon Harris, QB: Harris is getting the nod for head coach Les Miles, and LSU officials are high on this kid after Gus Malzahn heavily recruited him and dubbed him a “Mini-Cam.” Harris can spin it and also possesses the ability to get outside of the pocket and use his legs. In the time he’s seen the field in garbage time against Mississippi State and taking over for Anthony Jennings against New Mexico State, Harris has provided a much-needed lift to Cam Cameron’s offense.
3. Kwon Alexander, LB: Alexander is the team’s leading tackler with 30 total tackles on the year. He’s also registered two tackles for loss. The Alabama native is returning to his home state and has the speed to make plays both north and south and east and west on the field. Alexander is expected to come down field and meet Cameron Artis-Payne head on.
4. Leonard Fournette, RB: Fournette was highly-touted as a freshman coming into Baton Rouge and has been solid, yet inconsistent at times for LSU. Fournette is averaging nearly six yards per carry and has four touchdowns on the season, but hasn’t had that breakout moment yet. Could this be the week?
5. Kendell Beckwith, LB: Beckwith is an emerging star on a young LSU team, but has played well beyond his years at linebacker. He’s registered 2o total tackles, two tackles for loss and two sacks, along with an interception. Beckwith’s speed and quickness in the middle of John Chavis’ defense and his ability to both rush the passer and drop into coverage will be crucial in Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall’s ability to read the defense.