Leonard Fournette has rushed for 864 yards and 11 touchdowns in four games this season and along the way he’s broken his fair share of tackles. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound halfback broke six tackles against Eastern Michigan in No. 7 LSU’s 44-22 win Saturday and according to The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger, Fournette has broken a heck of a lot more than that over the last three games.
Dellenger writes that the New Orléans native has broken an impressive 27 tackles over the last three games, on his way to 216 yards rushing per game, the best mark in the nation.
Fournette is on pace to destroy LSU’s single-season rushing record held by former Tiger and College Football Hall of Famer Charles Alexander, who rushed for 1,686 yards in 1977. If the true sophomore keeps up a similar pace, he will eclipse the 2,000-yard mark.
The Heisman hopeful will need to break a lot more than 27 tackles the rest of the way but he’s off to a great start.