Two years ago, Heisman award winner Derrick Henry battled another talented runner for carries. That runner, Altee Tenpenny, like Henry, is also a native of Arkansas.
Tenpenny gave up his scholarship in 2014 for a variety of reasons, resulting in Henry’s lead role as the Tides dominant runner. In October, Tenpenny tragically died in a car accident.
To honor his life, Henry is dedicating his performance and the game to his late teammate.
Kickoff for the game is set for 8:30 p.m. ET at University of Phoenix Stadium.
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