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On Wednesday, LSU running backs Josh Williams and Noah Cain were named to the Doak Walker Award preseason watch list.

The Doak Walker Award honors the Top Running Back in College Football. Per LSU:

BATON ROUGE – LSU senior running backs Noah Cain and Josh Williams have been listed as preseason candidates for the Doak Walker Award, the SMU Athletic Forum announced on Wednesday.

The Doak Walker Award is presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate running back.

Williams, who is also a candidate for the Wuerffel Trophy, led all LSU running backs in rushing yards a year ago with 532 yards and six touchdowns on 97 carries. He had 100-yard rushing games in wins over Florida and Arkansas.

Cain, a transfer from Penn State, rushed for 409 yards and 10 TDs last year in what was his first season with the Tigers. Cain scored three TDs in the win over UAB and capped his first season at LSU with a pair of touchdowns in the Citrus Bowl win over Purdue.

Cain and Williams are both playing their senior seasons as college graduates. Cain graduated from Penn State with a degree in communications, while Williams earned his LSU degree in marketing.

(Release via LSU Athletics)

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RightWingTiger10 months
Love Cains tough running on the goal line but I really hope Cain doesn’t “Lead” LSU in any rushing stat that’ll mean NONE of the better backs (Emery, Diggs, Goodwin & K Jackson) were either injured or just didn't/couldn’t step it up.
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alumni9510 months
Pretty bad take
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ezride2510 months
I always thought he’d eventually be the best of the bunch. Still waiting.
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cajunmud10 months
Now...that's gotta light a fire under Emery's arse.
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