One Auburn player says challenge of stopping LSU RB Leonard Fournette 'shouldn't be difficult' _lowres

LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) listens to the stadium music during warmups of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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Count Auburn safety Rudy Ford as one player who doesn’t think it’ll be too tough in defending LSU RB Leonard Fournette, a Heisman hopeful, reigning SEC player of the week and a guy who rushed for 159 yards and three scores last week. During player interviews at Auburn earlier Tuesday, he said, “It shouldn’t be difficult, that much of a challenge” to defend Fournette.

Auburn lost defensive back Josh Holsey to a torn ACL, coach Gus Malzahn announced Tuesday. Holsey started at nickelback for Auburn in the win over Jacksonville State before the injury against the Gamecocks. Holsey, a senior, started seven games last season.

Auburn DL Carl Lawson is questionable, it seems, for the game at LSU. Rated a freshman All-American by some last season, Lawson injured his hip in the Tigers’ season opener and did not play last week.