Leonard Fournette runs wild in LSU’s 34-24 win over Syracuse

Each snagged a 40+ yard completion and it only a matter of time before comparisons to Odell Beckham Jr. and Reuben Randle start getting bandied about. After Fournette rushed for 228 yards and three touchdowns on just 19 touches, Miles said he was awarded the team’s MVP after the game. The Orange will be looking to pull off what would be a major upset win today. For the first time this season, SU will play a nationally-ranked foe when it hosts LSU. After benefiting from some quality field position, the Orange drive 33 yards and kicked a field goal.


EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Gerald Holmes ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns, and Michigan State overcame a sluggish performance to beat Central Michigan.

LSU’s Fournette ran 62 yards for a TD.

SEC teams don’t often venture North for non-conference games, but in one of the stranger non-conference games this season, LSU will make the trip to Syracuse.

The LSU Tigers will look to extend their record to 3-0 this Saturday when they travel to the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York to take on the Orange for the first time since 1989.

This week’s game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs (2-1) and the Auburn Tigers (2-1) has the makings of a pivotal SEC game.

“He’s way, way ahead”, Miles said of Mills on his radio show Wednesday night. Syracuse is allowing just 1.7 yards rushing per carry, but they have yet to face Leonard Fournette. He has thrown for just 473 yards through three games along with six interceptions to go with five touchdowns.

Fournette helped the Tigers recover from a forgettable – early – first half. On the Tigers’ next series, Fournette had an 87-yard touchdown run called back because of an illegal procedure penalty.

The Tigers finished with 14 penalties for 120 yards. To simulate LSU’s I formation packages, walk-on offensive lineman Keaton Darney has been used as a traditional fullback on the scout team. Urban Meyer gave the redshirt junior a vote of confidence earlier week by solidifying his status as the starter, and Saturday the Ohio native returned the favor. While I am certain that he will again surpass the century mark on the ground, don’t expect Chubb to play much, if at all, in the second half of the Dawgs’ home game against the FCS’ Southern Jaguars. Under pressure, Harris flipped to Fournette as he fell to the turf. “They are all great running backs”. He (Fournette) didn’t take a snap in the fourth quarter last week.

The Tigers got a 69-yard punt return touchdown from White for a 17-3 lead. He then connected with Malachi Dupre for an 11-yard touchdown on the next play.

Fournette than had his 62-yard scoring rumble – a burst right up the middle.

This one was far from over, though.

Nearly every turnover Syracuse has made this year has come because of quick penetration behind the line of scrimmage leading to a sack-fumble or inaccurate passes that have been picked off. This trend needs to continue against LSU if they want any shot at an upset.


Syracuse quarterback Zack Mahoney threw to Brisly Estime for 40-yard TD.

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