– Leonard Fournette set a school record with 284 rushing yards, as 25th-ranked LSU pitched a second-half shutout of No. 23 Ole Miss, 38-21, on a late Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.
LSU (5-2, 3-1 SEC), which was tied 21-21 at the half, dominated the final 30 minutes of play, allowing only 54 yards of total offense in the second half until the game’s final drive. With the game decided, Ole Miss (3-4, 1-3 SEC) added 50 more as fans poured to the parking lots during the game’s final drive.
Fournette needed only 16 carries to break Alley Broussard’s 2004 record of 250 yards, which was also set against Ole Miss. He scored on runs of 59, 76 and 78 yards, averaging a school-record 17.8 yards per carry (minimum 15 carries).