Leonard Fournette breaks LSU’s single-season rushing record

LSU running back Leonard Fournette has certainly had a terrific season for the Tigers. He was leading the Heisman Trophy race for most of the season and he will likely be a finalist for the award in December.

While he probably won’t win the award this year, he certainly has a big string of momentum to build off of next year. In Saturday’s 19-7 win over the Texas A&M Aggies, Fournette went for 159 yards on the ground.

He entered into the game only needing 105 to break Charles Alexander’s single-season record of 1,687 set in 1977. Fournette now holds that record as he sits at 1,745.

.@_fournette sets #Lsu single-season rushing record w 1,745 yards. Can add to it in bowl gm.Previously held by Charles Alexander 1687 in '77

— Lyons Yellin (@LyonsYellin) November 29, 2015

Fournette will now be able to add onto that total in the team’s bowl game, which will be announced next Sunday. The Tigers have a special player and he will undoubtedly be a huge part of this team in 2016.

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