LSU tailback Leonard Fournette is having quite a week.
He’s coming off of a 228-yard, three-touchdown performance against Auburn that has made him the front-runner in the Heisman Trophy race. Fournette received 23 out of 26 possible votes in USA Today’s first Heisman poll of the season, according to Glenn Guilbeau.
The USA Today voters are not the only people who have Fournette as the top candidate for the award. The Gambling website Bovada.com listed the running back as the favorite to win the award as well.
The accolades keep coming for the sophomore running back. Fournette was named SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week, his second straight SEC weekly honor, and was also named National Offensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Foundation.
Billy Cannon, who is the only Tiger to win the Heisman in 1959, gave Fournette a ringing endorsement in a piece by Gannett’s Glenn Guilbeau.
"If Leonard Fournette doesn't get the Heisman, they ought to quit giving it." … LSU Heisman winner Billy Cannon. http://t.co/qugOYxHHIm
— Glenn Guilbeau (@LSUBeatTweet) September 22, 2015
Fournette will look to stay on the Heisman track against Syracuse this weekend.
Leonard Fournette has received 23 of possible 26 votes in first USA Today Heisman Trophy survey. Gannett properties' Heisman voters voting.
— Glenn Guilbeau (@LSUBeatTweet) September 21, 2015