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Fournette leads LSU past Texas Tech in Advocare Texas Bowl

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LSU sophomore running back Leonard Fournette rushed for 212 yards against Texas Tech in the Texas Bowl Tuesday night. (Photo courtesy of LSU Sports)

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HOUSTON -- Leonard Fournette rushed for 212 yards and scored five touchdowns, as the 22nd-rank LSU football team defeated Texas Tech in the 2015 Texas Bowl, 56-27.
Fournette was named the Most Valuable Player after gaining 256 all-purpose yards. His touchdown runs spanned 2, 43, 4 and 2 yards, while also earning his first career touchdown reception from 44 yards.
LSU (9-3), which never trailed, amassed 638 yards of total offense. The Tigers led 21-20 early in the third quarter but responded with three-straight touchdowns including a pair by Fournette and a 26-yard run by Harris to put the game out of reach before the fourth quarter.
Harris was 13-of-22 passing with the touchdown to Fournette and one interception. Malachi Dupre had a team-high 96 receiving yards on four catches, while John Diarse added four catches and 45 yards. Trey Quinn had a 46-yard reception that setup one of Fournette’s scores.
Meanwhile, LSU’s defense kept Texas Texas (7-6) one-dimensional. The Red Raiders managed only 29 net rushing yards on 26 attempts including six sacks of sophomore quarterback Pat Mahomes II.
Mahomes led Texas Tech, completing 28-of-56 passes for 370 yards and four touchdowns with one interception at the LSU goal line. Wide receiver Jakeem Grant caught three of the touchdowns from 46, 3 and 4 yards. He had 10 catches for 125 yards.
Linebackers Deion Jones and Kendell Beckwith each had eight tackles for LSU, while combining for 3.5 sacks and six tackles for loss. Tackle Davon Godchaux added two sacks and a forced fumble, as LSU held the nation’s second-ranked passing offense 224 yards below its season average of 594.5 yards.

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