Saturday’s LSUMississippi State Tigers’ early season SEC West game was expected.

It turned out to be a one-sided affair as LSU dismantled Mississippi State, 41–14, while also giving college football fans a glimpse of Tigers freshman running back Kaleb Jackson, who registered a play that resembled LSU running backs from the past. 

Jackson took the second down on second and 11 with 1 minute 53 seconds left in the third period. He bounced out to the sideline to the left, delivered an aggressive stiff arm to the Bulldogs’ Isaac Smith, then bulldozed through him to gain the firstdown.

It’s hard to watch this play without thinking about former LSU standout Leonard Fournette, who delivered similar punishment to defenders in his three-year tenure in a purple and gold uniform for the Tigers from 2014 to ’16.

In watching the play, Fournette couldn’t contain himself from commenting on Jackson’s strong run.

“That man has a family in the stands 😭,” Fournette posted.

LSU controlled Mississippi State from both sides for the duration of the game. Jackson’s five carries totaling 19 yards is the start of his college career. It will not be the last occasion fans see him perform punishing runs.

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