Alabama quarterback Jake Coker loves his running back. As well he should considering Derrick Henry has meant everything to the Bama offense this season. Henry has rushed for 1,044 yards and 14 touchdowns while LSU’s Leonard Fournette has rushed for 1,352 yards, 15 touchdowns. So while Fournette may have better stats, Henry is right there in comparison to the Heisman front runner.
While Tide coach Nick Saban told the media that Fournette may be one of the best running backs he has ever seen, Coker is all in on Henry.
Both Henry and Fournette will get to show what they can do for a national audience Saturday night on one of the biggest stages of the season.