WATCH: Fournette breaks 1,000-yard mark for season on 87-yard TD
The scintillating sophomore scored on an 87-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to put the Tigers up 24-10 over South Carolina. The defenders chasing him didn’t have a chance.
But the real story? Fournette has now eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the season. In four-and-a-half games, no less:
Leonard @_fournette is the fastest Tiger to 1,000 yards rushing in a season in school history. Took 4 games, 1 half and 59 seconds.
— LSU Football (@LSUfball) October 10, 2015
For the game, his line: 20 carries, 159 yards and that impressive TD. Yeah, he’s pretty good.
"It doesn’t really excite me. I’m just doing my job," Fournette said of his latest milestone. "You expect so much out of yourself, just to make plays for the team. It’s never about me. As you’ve seen with that (touchdown) run, they block for me. My job is to make one or two guys miss and get up the field."
In addition to the LSU record, Fournette tied an FBS mark by reaching 1,000 yards in the season’s first five games, according to ESPN.
LSU beat South Carolina 45-24.
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