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LSU RB Leonard Fournette named National, SEC Player of the Week; Vadal Alexander the SEC OL of the Week

Leonard Fournette continues to reel in honors; LSU repeats with an SEC OL of the Week

Leonard Fournette received some serous recognition for his 228-yard, 3-touchdown performance against Auburn.

The LSU running back was named the Walter Camp National Player of the Week and also SEC Co-Offensive Player of the week. He was a repeat winner of that conference honor, also being named SEC Offensive POW following the Mississippi State game.

He took the first play from scrimmage against Auburn 71 yards, setting the tone for what would be one of the best performances ever by an LSU player.

Fournette set a new career-high in rushing by halftime against Auburn over the weekend. He finished with 228 rushing yards, the seventh most ever by an LSU running back and only 23 yards shy of the school record. It was his fourth straight game with at least 100 rushing yards dating back to last season.

He was the first LSU rusher to have three touchdowns in consecutive games since 2001. All that came in about three quarters of work, as Fournette exited the game with about five minutes left in the third and didn't play in the fourth.

He leads the nation with an average of 193.5 rushing yards-per-game and trails only two players with 6 touchdowns.

Fournette is the seventh LSU player to ever be named Walter Camp National Player of the Week, but the first offensive player to receive that honor.

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LSU offensive lineman Vadal Alexander was also named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week on Monday.

Alexander graded out best among LSU offensive linemen at 90 percent against Auburn. He also had 13 knockdowns with no sacks or pressures allowed. He helped pave the way for an LSU run game that amassed 411 total yards, the school's second highest total against an SEC team.

It's the second straight week an LSU lineman got that honor. Ethan Pocic was named OL of the Week after the Mississippi State game.

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