Fournette, Alexander Earn SEC Weekly Honors

by Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
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Fournette, Alexander Earn SEC Weekly Honors

BATON ROUGE – For the second straight week, LSU running back Leonard Fournette has been recognized for his performance on the field as the sophomore was named SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his play in the Tigers’ 45-21 win over Auburn on Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

Fournette shared the offensive player of the week award with Georgia quarterback Greyson Lambert, who completed 24-of-25 passes for 330 yards and three TDs in 52-20 win over South Carolina.

Fournette had arguably the most dominating performance ever for a LSU running back, rushing for a career-best 228 yard and three TDs in the 45-21 victory. Fournette averaged 12.0 yards per carry and scored on runs of 40, 29, and 1 yards.

Fournette opened the contest with a 71-yard run on the first play of the game to set the tone for what would be a 411-yard rushing effort for the Tigers. Fournette’s 228 rushing yards was just 23 shy of breaking the school record of 250 held by Alley Broussard (2004 vs. Ole Miss). It also ranks as the seventh-highest single game total in school history.

With 387 yards in two games, Fournette has rushed more yards during the first two weeks of the season than any player in LSU history.

Senior Vadal Alexander picked up a second straight SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honor for LSU, joining center Ethan Pocic who claimed the award last week. Alexander, an offensive tackle from Buford, Ga., played every snap in the 45-21 win over Auburn, recording 13 knockdown blocks. He didn’t allow a sack or quarterback pressure as LSU averaged 8.6 yards on 48 carries.

LSU’s 411 rushing yards rank as the second-highest total in a SEC game in school history.

2015 LSU Football – Player of the Week Honors

Mississippi State
Leonard Fournette – SEC Offensive Player of the Week
Ethan Pocic – SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week

Auburn
Leonard Fournette – SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Vadal Alexander – SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week