Since the apparently already NFL-ready Fournette can not enter the NFL Draft until after his junior season, many in the national media have been saying he should either challenge that NFL rule or sit out next year and get ready for the 2017 draft.
The Tigers quickly took a 27-14 lead on their first play of the third quarter when Fournette scored on a 75-yard run.
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com lit up the Tiger Nation when he speculated that the best thing for LSU rusher Leonard Fournette to do next season would be to NOT play in Baton Rouge.
“Certainly we were not ideal”, LSU coach Les Miles said.
The march was sparked by a 23-yard run from Fournette and a third-down, 28-yard pass from Harris to tight end Colin Jeter.
Fournette has all the physical traits desired in a top flight running back. So he remained in the game in the fourth quarter, a scenario few expected as this game was billed as a glorified scrimmage.
In doing so, he becomes the first running back in LSU history to rush for 200 yards in consecutive games.
“To me, there’s a lot of people out there stirring the pot”, Miles said Wednesday night.
He had a career-high 14 tackles in the win over Vanderbilt, one week after he finished with 10 and a half-sack against Alabama.
Fournette also took to his Twitter account recently and stated he “will never jump ship”, apparently referring to the notion of preserving his health by sitting out a full season.
Already, it’s clear that the folks at LSU have placed the college football kevorka on Fournette. LSU averaged just 155.6 yards per game passing in 2010 and 152.5 yards per game passing in 2011. Chubb has played well through his first four games of the season but the real test will come this week as Georgia will host the Alabama Crimson Tide. We’ll see just how good LSU is once they have to start throwing the ball more often. Guys miss low all the time, but the defender had him by the shoulders, and Fournette shakes him off like it’s nothing. That enabled Eastern Michigan, which trailed 17-0 at one point, to pull within 17-14 late in the first half. In receiving, Eddie Dougherty had 109 yards in five receptions while Dustin Creel added 45 yards in six catches. He was slinging it all over the joint, but particularly to Josh Doctson, who snagged eighteen passes and three of Boykin’s four touchdowns.
Leonard Fournette, the Heisman Trophy front-runner who set an SEC record with his third straight 200-yard rushing game Saturday, was far from satisfied with LSU’s effort in a 44-22 win over Eastern Michigan. “They are going to come in here and play hard”.
Domingue made it 17-0 midway through the second quarter on a 26-yard field goal. With LSU leading just 20-14 at the half, the Tigers put the game on Fournette’s shoulders. But before LSU could get the ball back on offense, linebacker Deion Jones returned an interception 26 yards for a score. Tailback Shaq Vann climaxed an eight-play, 59-yard drive with a 6-yard sweep around right end to make it 17-7.