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Heisman Trophy

Leonard Fournette carries No. 9 LSU past E. Michigan, 44-22

LSU's Leonard Fournette sounded more inclined to criticize his own leadership skills than take credit for a feat unmatched by any of the great Southeastern Conference running backs who came before him. Fournette highlighted his third straight 200-yard game with a 75-yard touchdown run, and No. 9 LSU overcame a fitful performance to beat Eastern Michigan 44-22 on Saturday night. Fournette finished with 233 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries to remain among the top contenders for the Heisman Trophy. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound sophomore also became the first player in SEC history to rush for 200-plus yards in three straight games. "I really don't care about stuff like...