No real surprise here. Leonard Fournette runs for 284 yards and three touchdowns, and he gets SEC offensive player of the week, while one of his linemen gets offensive lineman of the week — in this case, center Ethan Pocic:
After missing the previous two games, Fournette made his return to the field last Saturday in a big way as the St. Augustine product rushed for 284 yards and three touchdowns on just 16 carries in the 38-21 win over the Rebels in Tiger Stadium, breaking Alley Broussard’s 2004 record of 250 which was also set against Ole Miss.
284 yards. Nuff said. #GeauxTigers pic.twitter.com/btweMDY93w
— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) October 23, 2016
He scored on runs of 59, 76 and 78 yards, averaging a school-record 17.8 yards per carry as the total yardage is now tied for 10th all-time in the SEC, while the yards per carry is second all-time within the conference. He had 171 of those yards in the first half alone as LSU has had a 100-yard rusher in each of the last 10 games.
Fournette took sole place of first all-time at LSU with his fifth 200-yard rushing game of his career on Saturday, passing Kevin Faulk who had a 200-yard game in each of his four seasons at LSU and Fournette having four in 2015 alone. LSU also moved to 15-4 when Fournette reaches the 100-yard mark in a game, and 5-0 when he reaches 200.
Pocic graded out at a career-best 97 percent on the line as the Tigers produced 515 total yards of offense, while along with Fournette the Tiger running backs accounted for 311 yards and four touchdowns.
Fournette also appeared on SEC Network to discuss the honors and look ahead to Alabama: