LSU running back Leonard Fournette has been making history all season long. Last week against the Syracuse Orange, he rushed for the most yards in a road game in LSU history with 244, which was six yards short of the single-game record in Tiger history.
On Saturday, Fournette made another bit of history against the Eastern Michigan Eagles. According to a Heisman Trophy update by SI.com, Fournette became the first person to rush for more than 200 yards in three consecutive games in SEC history after he went for 233 yards and two touchdowns.
Fournette hosts the best rushing average in the FBS of 216 yards per game and if he matches that against South Carolina on Saturday, he will have rushed for 1,034 yards, his 2014 total, in just five games.
Barry Sanders’s single-season FBS record of 2,628 yards has stood since 1988. Fournette has a very good shot of breaking that record this season.
It is also worth noting that Sanders only had eleven games during that season since the FBS only increased to twelve-game seasons in 2006. It’s almost impossible to think that Fournette wouldn’t be over 1,000 yards already had the Tigers played their first game against McNeese State.
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