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Leonard Fournette Looks Like The Viral Rugby Kid Running Through Mississippi State's Defense

Leonard Fournette running through a Mississippi State player.

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Leonard Fournette is just unfair.

Last year, the LSU running back jumped out to a huge perceived lead in the Heisman race from his amazing early season runs. Eventually, he fell back to the pack and Alabama's Derrick Henry took home the award, but few running backs exude raw power in their highlights like Fournette. He's back at it today against Mississippi State.

You have to feel a bit bad for cornerback Brandon Bryant, who gets planted into the ground with a violent stiff arm, on this one.

The Fournette run reminds me of someone else who dominated the sports highlight world earlier this week.

Fournette already has 11 carries for 77 yards and two scores against the overmatched Bulldogs. LSU leads 20-0 midway through the second quarter. LSU's offense has struggled early on this season, especially during the Week 1 loss to Wisconsin, but if Fournette can get things going, the Tigers are still extremely formidable.

Fournette enters the game with 138 rushing yards, and 38 yards through the air, all from the loss to Wisconsin in Week 2. He sat out LSU's win against Jacksonville State, but he's back with a vengeance in LSU's SEC opener.