South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore vs. Furman linebacker Kadarron Anderson
What more can be said? Plenty, probably before the season is over about the Gamecocks new star tailback. Lattimore is fourth in the SEC and 19th in the country in rushing with 118 yards per game.
How He’ll win
Lattimore clearly has more physical talent. If he maintains his mental focus and keeps his technique sharp, he will be able to plow through the Paladins.
14: It has been 14 years since a USC back averaged 100 yards rushing per game in a season (Duce Staley, 1996)
Anderson, a junior, was named first-team All-Southern Conference in the preseason and a preseason All-American in FCS by several publications. He is the cousin of former Gamecock Jonathan Joseph.
How He’ll Win
Anderson is a big hitter, and he may be the first defender this season to truly take on Lattimore head-to-head. If he does, he may have more success tackling Lattimore than Georgia defenders did.
18: Anderson’s career-high in tackles, which he notched last year against Samford.