Through the first eight games of the college football season, there wasn't a more dominant player than LSU running back Leonard Fournette.
In fact, many had assumed the Heisman Trophy was all but engraved his with name on it. Fast-forward one month, and Fournette wasn't even mentioned in the conversation.
😒— 7⃣ (@_fournette) December 7, 2015
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Fournette's dip from a statistical standpoint coincided with the Tigers' three-game losing streak. Not only did Alabama rusher Derrick Henry assume the mantle as the top back in the conference, but Fournette was not chosen as one of the three finalists for the prestigious award.
Suffice it to say, Fournette wasn't too happy.
"Everybody was angry and upset about the situation. Like I told my coaches and my parents and the players on my team, everything happens for a reason. It is what it is, man," said Fournette.
Feeling is mutual Leonard 😒. Still extremely proud to be your coach. LM— Les Miles (@LSUCoachMiles) December 7, 2015
Fournette averaged a respectable 76.6 yards per game on the ground during the losing streak. The rest of the season, the talented rusher accrued an average of 188.9 yards a contest.
Fortunately for Fournette, he'll return next year as a junior. He'll look to improve upon a year in which he broke the LSU all-time record for most rushing yards in a single season.