Ty Davis-Price breaks records held by Herschel Walker, Leonard Fournette

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To say that Ty Davis-Price had the performance of a lifetime would be an understatement. He was instrumental in the Tigers’ victory over Florida with his 287 yards rushing in the game.

It was a legendary performance for the junior running back from Baton Rouge. Not only did he set a new single-game rushing record in LSU history. He did something against the Florida Gators that hasn’t been done since 1980.

Davis-Price carried the ball 36 times in the game at a blistering eight yards per attempt in this game. He found the endzone on three separate occasions, with his longest run of 40 yards.

Give TDP and the offensive line plenty of credit for this performance, but maybe there is also an unsung hero? How about LSU director or performance innovation Jack Marucci.

Heading into this game, Davis-Price had just 288 yards on the season but now doubles that number essentially with 287 on Saturday. The team found the running game just in the nick of time. If they could have found a way to run the ball earlier in the season they wouldn’t be 4-3 (2-2) at this point.

The loss of Kayshon Boutte desperately hurt the offense but if the re-emergence of Ty Davis-Price could help right the ship for the LSU Tigers with Ole Miss, Alabama, Arkansas coming up in the next three games.

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