LSU RB Leonard Fournette sets SEC record with third straight 200-yard rushing performance

Leonard Fournette did something no other running back has ever done in the SEC

Herschel Walker didn't do it. Bo Jackson didn't do it. Only Leonard Fournette can claim this.

The LSU running back made SEC history Saturday by rushing for more than 200 yards for the third consecutive game. He finished with 233 yards (18 shy of breaking the school record) and three touchdowns in a 44-24 victory against Eastern Michigan.

Fournette now has three of the Top 10 single-game rushing performances, occupying spots No. 3, No. 6 and No. 9.

He has six consecutive games with at least 100 yards rushing dating back to last season. The school record is nine set by Charles Alexander. 

Fournette has 864 yards rushing through four games this season. That's the most in school history and the most nationally since 2000.

His 11 touchdowns are also the most through four games in LSU history. The previous record was 8.

Fournette got going early with a 3-yard touchdown less than five minutes into the game. His next score came on the first play of the second half, a 75-yarder that marks his longest run of the season. Fournette capped it off with an 11-yard touchdown in the third.

Fournette didn't carry the ball again after that third touchdown.


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