In the first USA TODAY Heisman Trophy survey, Fournette received 23 of a possible 26 first-place votes. Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel also have Fournette atop their respective Heisman Trophy lists.
Through two games, the Tigers’ tailback has rushed for 387 yards and six touchdowns on only 47 carries. This equates to an 8.2 yards-per-carry average. He’s averaging 193.5 yards a game on nearly 24 carries. Not only that, but Fournette racked up these numbers against SEC competition in Mississippi State and Auburn. Had LSU played McNeese State in the scheduled opener, there’s no telling how many yards Fournette would have at this juncture in the season.
Fournette looked like a dad playing against his kids in a tackle football game this past weekend during the 45-21 annihilation of Auburn. At times, it wasn’t even fair.
Health permitting, it will be difficult for another player to replicate the brilliance of Fournette during the early portion of the 2015 season.