Auburn safety provides bulletin board material for Fournette, LSU
BATON ROUGE - Auburn safety Rudy Ford will now have to back up strong words this weekend, as he said on Tuesday that "it shouldn't be difficult," to stop LSU running back Leonard Fournette when the two teams meet on Saturday.
Ford had said previously in the interview that he expected a physical challenge from LSU, and even called Fournette a "great" running back.
Still, it'll be those few words that could provide extra motivation for the reigning SEC offensive player of the week (159 yards, 3 touchdowns vs Miss. State).
After the initial quote was released, Fournette responded on twitter, tweeting "I got a team fulla savages words is just words to me."
That tweet was quickly deleted.
Ford qualified his "shouldn't be difficult" quote by saying he believes in his teammates' ability to tackle and maintain a high-energy level.
"The challenge is to stop number 7, we have to get ready," Ford said.
"It'll be a big physical game and (we need to) get ready for a pounding and that's what we're going to be ready for."
The Tigers and Tigers face off at 2:30 on Saturday in Tiger Stadium.