Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-USA TODAY Sports
ESPN Staff Writer Jesse Temple recently caught up with a few Wisconsin defensive players who will have to face dominant LSU running back Leonard Fournette in the season opener.

One of those players was senior linebacker Vince Biegel who says the Badgers have a gameplan to stop Fournette.
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"If we come out technically sound, do our gap responsibilities and everybody executes at a high level, we're hoping to put ourselves in not a highlight film position," Wisconsin linebacker Vince Biegel said. "We're not going to be on his highlight. We're going to go out there and play good, Wisconsin-style defense. He's a great runner, but are we scared of him? Absolutely not."

"He's come a long ways, and we're expecting good things from him," Biegel said. "But we've got a nice, little game plan to stop him."
The Wisconsin defense knows they will have their work cut out trying to limit Fournette who rushed for 1953 yards and 22 touchdowns last season.

Junior linebacker Jack Cichy says he even added more weight in the offseason to prepare to match Fournette.
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"He has a great center of gravity, and he's obviously a very powerful runner," Wisconsin linebacker Jack Cichy said. "That was part of the reason I wanted to put on more weight this offseason was just to be able to match him and give as many blows as I take."
LSU and Wisconsin will meet in the season opener on Sept 3 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI.
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The bear just got poked
Reply56 months
Okay
Reply56 months
Bert sent them a tape of the LSU/Arkansas game.
Reply56 months
No doubt their plan is many stunts and twists on the line and run blitzes by LB's and Safeties. Bama disguised their run blitzes very well. I am sure the Wisconsin DC and everyone else has paid attention to those films. I do not think they can stop us for 60 minutes. If Harris and receivers play well it will be a rout.
Reply56 months
They are going to build a wall and make LSU pay for it.
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I think initially they will limit Fournette as best they can and make LSU Pass the ball to beat them. Why not that's been the formula to beat the Tigers. Not worried about Fournette getting his yards, worried about Harris having the ability to move the chains on the 3rd and 7's. That is the key. If Fournette runs wild the pressure is off Harris.
Reply56 months
Straight up, they look too big and slow to catch Leonard or Derrius. I like that the one guy thought bulking was the answer.
Reply56 months
Its gonna be really bad for them
Reply56 months
Well the "plan" better be have a bunch of guys doin' the tackling. Personally I don't think they're up to it.
Reply56 months
Hahaha..better get a big game plan & it still won't stop him.. Grown Man Football coming your way...lol
Reply56 months
To quote Russell Zizke: Custer had a plan...
Reply56 months
Fournette's gonna knock that kids teeth down his throat. LSU's team is by far superior.
Reply56 months
That smug little fricker in the middle is gonna end up on his back guaranteed
Reply56 months
No. I think the LSU O-line will eventually have them tired by mid-third qtr. They don't have the depth or talent to keep up. They're not stopping 2 rbs. I think you'll see more of Guice in this game.
Reply56 months
It's not like it's a big secret. Your defensive line stacks up our offensive line and allow no holes up the middle. When he runs outside you have to tackle him with more than one player. It is the execution that is hard, not the planning.
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LF1.7 with another 200+
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Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face. Mike Tyson
Reply56 months
Just watch last years BAMA and Ole Miss games.
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Bama I get, but nobody comes close to what they had to stop us. Ole Miss did not stop Fournette. He had 108 rushing, 72 receiving, and a 59 yard run called back. The only thing that stopped him from scoring was a QB/RB exchange error. Also if you watch the Bama game late, it seemed like LSU was close to breaking that defense. Had we stopped them instead of letting Henry drag the last 9 minutes of game out, I believe Fournette would have had a run like Nick Chubb did in their game.
56 months
"But we've got a nice, little game plan to stop him." I don't know about all that. I hope Les Miles allows Cameron to open up the offense and Aranda to open up the defense. Send a message to the college world.
Reply56 months
Wait, you mean Wisconsin hasn't raised the white flag? What's he suppose to say?
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