LSU coach Les Miles: Leonard Fournette is ‘fine,’ shouldn’t miss a beat
Well, it looks like when Wisconsin runs out onto Lambeau Field on Saturday night, the Badgers will have to try to stop perhaps the nation’s best running back and leading Heisman contender at full strength.
LSU coach Les Miles said RB Leonard Fournette is fine and that he expects the star “to not miss a beat.”
— Randy Rosetta (@RandyRosetta) August 29, 2016
Fournette rushed for 1,953 yards and 22 TDs in 2015, averaging 6.5 yards per carry even though LSU passed for only 2,165 yards the entire season.
The news isn’t really surprising, as Miles said last week Fournette was running and was no longer wearing a protective boot due to a sprained ankle. But going by Miles’ quote, Fournette must be at or near 100 percent. Fournette is also listed as the team’s starting running back for the game.
Miles also said he expects both Wisconsin quarterbacks to see the field against the Tigers. Wisconsin announced senior Bart Houston would start this past Thursday, beating redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook.
This Saturday also presents a rare visit to Big Ten country from an SEC power. Miles thinks LSU fans will flock to Green Bay, thinking there will be 30,000 at Lambeau.
Les on Lambeau: I expect 30,000 #LSU fans to be there. We sold 22,000, I'd expect 8,000 to find tickets another way.
— Scott Rabalais (@RabalaisAdv) August 29, 2016