Leonard Fournette is back; approaching milestones, career stats
milestones, career stats
Leonard Fournette is 100 percent and ready to return when LSU takes on Ole Miss Saturday in Tiger Stadium. It's just in time for an LSU stretch run.
Fournette has missed three games but the Tigers have hardly missed him, winning all three and averaging 40.3 points and 488 yards. But he's still a force to be reckoned with, averaging 5.8 yards per carry (67 for 386).
The Heisman Trophy race is a distant memory but there are still some milestones to be reached. He would need some monster games against the toughest remaining schedule in the nation, plus a possible bowl game, but he's got a shot at 4,000 career yards and can move up at least to No. 2 all time at LSU with 678 yards.
Here's a look at what's in front of him. Here are the times of interest:
Fournette's approaching milestones
100 yards: Gives him 19 career 100-yard games, tying him for third all-time with Dalton Hilliard (19), and behind only Charles Alexander (20) and Kevin Faulk (22).
200 yards: Breaks school record for career 200-yard games (4) he shares with Faulk.
245 yards: Beats his career high set vs. Syracuse in 2015.
251 yards: Breaks school record for yards in a game, held by Alley Broussard vs. Ole Miss in 2004.
322 yards: Breaks the SEC record for yards in a game held by Vanderbilt's Frank Mordica and Arkansas's Darren McFadden.
451 yards: Breaks the NCAA record for rushing yards in a game, set by Samje Perine of Oklahoma, Nov. 22, 2014 vs. Kansas.
663 yards: Moves him into third place all-time past Alexander (4,035).
1,568 yards: Breaks his own school season record of 1,953.
33 carries: Would be a career high in a game, set vs. Texas A&M in 2015.
25 carries: Gives him 579 in a career, passing Terry Robiskie for No. 5 all-time.
44 carries: Would be an LSU game record, currently held by Alexander (1977)
245 carries: Breaks the season record held by Alexander (311)
5 TDs: Would be a career high for a game.
6 TDs: Would break school record, held by Faulk.
7 TDs: Moves him into third place all-time past Alexander with 40, behind Hilliard (44) and Faulk (46).
20 TDs: Breaks his own record for TDs in a season (22) set last year.
6 TDs: Would be career high and school record for a game, held by Faulk and WR Carlos Carson.
7 TDs: Moves him to No. 3 all time past Alexander (42).
18 TDs: Breaks the school career record held by Faulk (53).
22 TDs: Breaks his own school season record (23) set last year.
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