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LSU RB Leonard Fournette gets third straight SEC Offensive Player of the Week honor

Three consecutive SEC Player of the Week honors for Leonard Fournette.

LSU running back Leonard Fournette maintained his stranglehold on the SEC Offensive Player of the Week award.

Fournette picked up that honor for the third consecutive week, as announced by the conference Monday. Fournette racked up another career-high in rushing yardage with 244 against Syracuse in a 34-24 victory for the Tigers.

Fournette averaged 9.4 yards-per-carry in what was the third-best rushing performance in LSU history. Fournette also tacked on two more touchdowns, giving him eight total and multiple scores in all three of LSU's games this season. He would've had three if not for an 87-yard touchdown that got negated by an illegal formation penalty.

Fournette fell seven yards shy of breaking LSU's single-game rushing record of 250 yards set by Alley Broussard in 2004.

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He became the first LSU player in history to have back-to-back 200 yard rushing games, and he's the fastest to 600 yards in school history. He now has five straight 100-yard rushing games dating back to last season, four shy of the school record.

His 631 yards through three games is the most by any player in FBS the last 15 years.

Fournette leads the nation in per-game average with 210.3 yards. That's more than 92 FBS teams. His 631 total yards are the third most in the country, and he's done it in one fewer game.

Fournette will face an Eastern Michigan defense this weekend that ranks dead last in FBS in run defense.


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