LSU running back Leonard Fournette may be the greatest player to wear number 7 in LSU history. He has certainly been electric for the Tigers this season and on Saturday against the Syracuse Orange, he fell just six yards short of tying Alley Broussard for the team’s single-game rushing record.
One number 7 was rather disappointed that he wasn’t able to break the record. According to College Spun, former LSU and current Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu tweeted his disappointment about Fournette not being able to break the record.
The Tigers were driving and inside the Orange 20-yard line with under a minute left before they allowed the clock to run out. Fournette could have easily broken the record, but the Tigers didn’t want to risk him getting injured for a record he will have plenty more chances to break.
Mathieu was still happy with the team going out and getting the big win to move to 3-0 on the season.
Fournette did set one record for the Tigers yesterday. He now holds the record for the most single-game rushing yards in a road game in LSU history.
The Tigers next host the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday, October 3 before they head to Columbia to play the South Carolina Gamecocks.
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