Leonard Fournette Expected To Play Against Ole Miss

LSU running back Leonard Fournette is expected to return this Saturday and play against Ole Miss after missing the last two games due to an ankle injury.

LSU will seemingly get a major weapon back this week in running back Leonard Fournette. Interim coach Ed Orgeron said on Monday that he expects Fournette to practice all week and be available for the showdown against Ole Miss in Tiger Stadium on Saturday.

One of the preseason Heisman Trophy favorites, Fournette has been hampered with an ankle injury since the preseason and has missed three games this season, including the last two. The junior who will most likely enter the 2017 NFL Draft following this year has rushed for just 386 yards and two touchdowns as the Tigers offense struggled to find its footing early in the season.

Fournette’s backup, Derrius Guice, has been strong for LSU, rushing for six touchdowns and 564 yards while filling in, including back-to-back games with more than 160 yards on the ground.

Fournette will look to feast on an Ole Miss defense that is abysmal against the run. The Rebels, ranked No. 104 nationally in rushing defense, allow 212.83 yards per game on the ground. In Saturday’s loss to Arkansas, Ole Miss allowed 200 yards, 180 of which came from Rawleigh Williams III.

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