Fournette Breaks Single-Game Rushing Record As LSU Beats Ole Miss
Leonard Fournette rushed for a school-record 284 yards and three touchdowns as the LSU Tigers won their third straight as they defeated Ole Miss 38-21.
How it happened: LSU fell behind 10-0, but the defense tightened up and Leonard Fournette went off. Fournette rushed 16 times for 284 yards and three touchdowns. Fournette had touchdown runs of 59, 76 and 78 yards.
LSU's defense: Ole Miss came into Baton Rouge with the top passing offense in the SEC, but the Tigers defense held Rebels quarterback Chad Kelly to 209 yards and he was intercepted twice. Ole Miss did not score any points in the 2nd half. Coach Ed Orgeron credited defensive coordinator Dave Aranda for making some good adjustments.
Danny continues to do good things: LSU Quarterback Danny Etling continues to be a steady hand for the LSU Tigers. He threw for 204 yards and tossed a 40-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Chark. Etling was intercepted once and also lost a fumble, but continues to present a passing threat for LSU.
What it means: The Tigers are 3-0 under interim head coach Ed Orgeron. LSU is now 5-2 and the two losses don't look bad as Auburn and Wisconsin have looked very good this year. CBS' college football analyst Gary Daniels said LSU is still in the hunt to play in the college football playoffs and that will certainly be the case if they can beat Alabama.
Up next: LSU is off this Saturday as they have two weeks to get ready for Alabama. The top ranked Crimson Tide rolled in the 2nd half and beat Texas A&M 33-14.