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Fournette sets LSU school record

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The LSU Tigers are on a three-game win streak under interim head coach Ed Orgeron. However, for the past few weeks, Leonard Fournette has been hurt.

He returned on Saturday night with a massive game against the Ole Miss Rebels. He had 16 carries for 284 yards and three touchdowns.

“That means my o-line was blocking,” Fournette said on SportsCenter after the game.

Leonard Fournette (Getty Images)

Leonard Fournette (Getty Images)

The 284 yards are the most ever in a game by a player in school history.

Fournette — who has been hampered with an ankle injury — was playing in his first game since Sept. 24 when he injured his ankle. He averaged 17.8 yards per carry.

Alley Broussard previously had the LSU record for 250 yards. He needed 26 carries to set the mark in 2004 against Ole Miss.

“This has been one of the hardest seasons for me,” Fournette said. “Especially dealing with this injury. I’m still dealing with it. Everybody thinks I’m healthy, but I’m out of shape, too.”

Fournette had 249 yards on his first seven carries, including a 78-yard touchdown rush. With his performance, Fournette is likely back into the Heisman Trophy picture.

He’s going to have to continue to put up these big numbers to potentially out do Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson, who is considered the favorite.

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