LSU star running back Leonard Fournette returned to the field against Ole Miss on Saturday after missing a month because of injury, but he didn't appear to miss a step.
Fournette and the Tigers' offense needed a little time to get back in rhythm, but late in the first quarter, he showed that he's back to full strength with a 59-yard touchdown run, gashing the Rebels defense on the way to the end zone -- just one highlight on the way to a school-record 284 yards in a 38-21 win at Baton Rouge, La.
After showing off the breakaway speed on that first TD, Fournette proved his strength by demolishing a poor Ole Miss defender in the open field on LSU's next drive.
Welcome back, Leonard Fournette.https://t.co/lQ7Wp0pqUI— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 23, 2016
Those two runs were the kinds of plays we came to expect from Fournette during his incredible start to the 2015 season. When healthy, he possesses an extremely rare combination of power and speed.
The star junior back wasn't done, adding two more long touchdown runs of 76 and 78 yards and averaging a tidy 17.8 yards per carry on only 16 attempts in a dominant performance.
After a sluggish start to the season, it would appear that Fournette is back to 100 percent after taking time off. That's a scary proposition for the rest of the SEC.