LSU tailback Leonard Fournette realizes the Tigers haven’t won a national championship recently. As a matter of fact, you could even call it a drought.
Fournette talked about the importance of winning a title for himself and the entire state.
“It’s not just for me,” Fournette said according to The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger. “It’s for Louisiana period. LSU hasn’t seen a championship in a minute.”
It was 2007, to be exact.
LSU hasn’t won a national championship in seven seasons, or 3,819,200 minutes and counting. Fournette and his 7-0 Tigers have an opportunity to reset the championship stopwatch.
The Tigers have climbed their way up to fourth in the latest Associated Press poll and have started to receive recognition from national pundits. A couple of bowl prognosticators projected LSU in the College Football Playoff.
LSU won’t have an easy path to the final four, though. The Tigers’ schedule concludes with Alabama, Arkansas, Ole Miss and Texas A&M. Those four teams have posted a combined record of 21-9, with the Razorbacks accounting for four of those losses.
Even if the Tigers take down the Crimson Tide on the road, they will likely need to defeat Ole Miss to earn a spot in the SEC Championship game. The conference title game could feature a rematch with the Florida Gators, who took the Tigers down to the wire a couple of weeks ago in Death Valley.
The Tigers are in the national championship picture for the first time since they lost in the 2011 BCS Championship game to Alabama. Now, the Crimson Tide and the brunt of the SEC West schedule stand before LSU on its quest to bring home another national championship.