Call it a three-peat for LSU running back Leonard Fournette.
The sophomore tailback earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors for the third consecutive week after running for 244 yards and two touchdowns in LSU’s 34-24 win over Syracuse this past weekend.
That makes three games and three Player of the Week awards for Fournette, who has an SEC-best rushing 631 yards.
Fournette has reset his career high in rushing yards each of the past three weeks. He ran for 159 yards and three touchdowns in LSU’s season opener against Mississippi State. He rushed for 228 yards in LSU’s blowout win against Auburn. Fournette should’ve broken the school’s single-game rushing record (250 yards) against Syracuse, but he had an 87-yard touchdown run negated by an illegal formation penalty.
Fournette is averaging an FBS-best 210.3 yards per game and 8.6 yards per carry. He is on pace to run for 2,313 yards, which would be the fifth-best season for a running back in NCAA history. Fournette could also be on pace for a much bigger award in December, the Heisman Trophy.
— SEC Sports (@SEC) September 28, 2015