Leonard Fournette has breakout game for LSU

Leonard Fournette emerged Saturday as the elite running back everyone expected him to be. He ran for a career-high 140 yards in a 30-27 victory against Florida.

Leonard Fournette introduced himself to the Southeastern Conference on Saturday against Florida.

The freshman ran for a career-high 140 yards against the Gators, with a pair of touchdowns, including what was at the time a go-ahead score in the third quarter. Fournette was part of a deliberate ground attack that totaled 195 yards against a Florida team that entered the game fourth in the conference in rushing defense.

Fournette certainly emerged as the Tigers' feature back. He carried the ball 27 of the Tigers' 39 total attempts by running backs.

He scored LSU's first touchdown of the game on a drive that started at the Florida 28-yard line following a fumble. Fournette needed only two carries to reach the end zone, laying out Florida defensive back Marcus Maye at the goal line.

Fournette was also an integral part of the Tigers' second touchdown drive, even though he wasn't the one to reach the end zone. He picked up 41 of the 75 yards on the series, including six straight carries to set Kenny Hilliard up for the two-yard score.

Fournette did return to the end zone on LSU's second offensive possession of the second half. He had a 20-yard run on the first play of that drive, then capped off with a two-yard score that saw him soar over the pile and land safely in pay dirt.

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