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LSU RB Leonard Fournette, C Ethan Pocic named SEC Players of the Week

Leonard Fournette named SEC Offensive player of the Week, Ethan Pocic the Offensive Lineman of the Week.

A pair from LSU were named SEC Players of the Week, the conference announced Monday.

Running back Leonard Fournette was the SEC Offensive Player of the Week and center Ethan Pocic the Offensive Lineman of the Week. LSU beat Mississippi State, 21-19, in the Tigers' season opener on Saturday.

Fournette had a career-high 159 rushing yards and three touchdowns against the Bulldogs. His 28 carries were the most by an LSU running back in a season opener 1985. He averaged 5.7 yards-per-attempt and 99 of his rushing yards came in the second half. 

Fournette accounted for all of LSU's points Saturday with touchdown runs of 1, 26 and 18 yards. It was his sixth career 100-yard rushing performance and the third straight dating back to last season. The Tigers are 5-1 when Fournette surpasses the 100-yard mark.

Fournette was a three-time SEC Freshman of the Week in 2014.

Pocic played all but one of LSU's offensive snaps against Mississippi State. He had the best grade of LSU linemen at 92 percent, according to the SEC release. He had 16 knockdowns and didn't allow a sack or pressure. 

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