LSU's Fall Seriously Damages Leonard Fournette's Heisman Chances

By Trevor Lowry
LSU Football
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Not too long ago (like two weeks ago, to be exact), the LSU Tigers were undefeated and everything was in play. You know, like an SEC championship, a national championship and even running back Leonard Fournette winning the Heisman.

Now, only one of those things might be in play, and that is of course Fournette winning a Heisman.

Unfortunately for Fournette and his Heisman hopes, he has now had back-to-back games where he did not reach the 100-yard mark in the rushing department.

Losing two games in a row could be the more devastating dagger, though.

With just two games left in the 2015 college football regular season, Fournette has to play like … well, the best player in the sport. That might not be the easiest accomplishment considering the Tigers will close out the season against the Ole Miss Rebels and Texas A&M Aggies. Both teams are capable of knocking off LSU, and the battle against the Rebels will be played on the road.

If the Tigers can rebound and win their last two contests, and if Fournette can get back to his monster ways out on the football field, he could still win the ultimate individual award. After all, he has been the best player in the sport for most of the season … but that tends to be forgotten in a hurry when a team starts dropping games left and right.

Needless to say, the Heisman race is about to get really interesting.

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