The Leonard Fournette show marches on.
Fournette, LSU’s sophomore running back, became the first player in SEC history to rush for 200 yards in three consecutive games in the ninth-ranked Tigers 44-22 home win over Eastern Michigan.
This time out, Fournette racked up 235 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries, scoring on runs of three, 75 and 11 yards.
This game was supposed to be an easy one for the Tigers, but Eastern Michigan hung around. In fact, LSU’s lead was just eight, 30-22, to begin the fourth quarter. But thanks to Fournette, any uneasiness the Tigers felt with their narrow lead did not last long. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound sophomore’s third score of the game came early in the fourth quarter, pretty much sealing the win for the Tigers.
Fournette’s 235 yards were part of a huge LSU rushing attack that totaled 399 total yards.
Another huge performance keeps Fournette atop the early Heisman Trophy leaderboard. Through four games, he has 866 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Fournette’s next victim? South Carolina.
Good luck, Gamecocks.
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