Behind four rushing touchdowns from Leonard Fournette and D.J. Chark’s first career touchdown, the LSU Tigers ran wild over the Texas Tech Raiders winning 56-27 in Tuesday night’s Texas AdvoCare Bowl in Houston, Texas. With less than four minutes gone in the game, Fournette put LSU on the board with a two yard run on their first series. The sophomore running back got LSU going with a 35 yard run on the second play from scrimmage. The 6’3” 230 back finished the night with 212 yards on 29 carries. “My job is to run the football,” said Fournette after his MVP performance against Texas Tech. “Each and every play, each and every down, those guys they’re going hard for me to open the holes for me, so my job is to run the ball.” Trailing 7-0, Texas Tech got its vaunted offense moving on its third series of the game as quarterback Patrick Mahomes found Jakeem Grant down the left sideline for a 46 yard touchdown strike. A two point conversion failed and that would be as close at 7-6 as the Red Raiders would get. LSU would answer right back with a play fake to Fournette and a give to sophomore D.J. Chark. Chark’s 79 yard run not only became his first touchdown of the season on his first carry of the season but was the longest in Texas Bowl history. I was just so excited for him. It was a special moment,” continued Fournette talking about his former roommate’s performance. “ I knew his time was coming, and he’s one of the fastest people on the team, him and Donte (Jackson). It was a special moment for me to see him finally get the ball and score.” Fournette continued his record setting bowl performance with a 44 yard screen pass reception putting LSU up 21-6 with 6:41 left in the opening half. It was Texas Bowl MVP’s touchdown tied Brandon Toefield’s single season school record of 19. He woud break Toefield’s record on a 43 yard third quarter touchdown run after a Mahomes to Reginald Davis tD strike had cut the Tigers lead to one at 21-20. Barely four minutes later, Fournette was scoring again this time from four yards out followed by a 26 yard LSU quarterback Brandon Harris to cap a 21 point third quarter and build a 42-20 lead. The 28 combined points set a Texas Bowl record for the most points in a quarter. Mahomes tried to get Tech back in the game finding Jakeem Grant for a third time cutting the deficit to 42-27. It was as close as the Red Raiders would get. The Red Raiders signal caller became the 12th quarterback in NCAA D1 football to surpass 5,000 yards passing in a season. Mahomes completed 28 of 56 for a bowl record 370 yards and four touchdowns. Grant had 10 catches for 125 yards and three touchdowns (bow record). LSU closed out the night with fourth quarter touchdown runs from Fournette and Darrel Williams. Fournette’s night ended not only with LSU’s single season touchdown record but also LSU’s single season rushing record in hand (1,951 yards), tied for the most touchdowns from scrimmage (5), and a bowl record 256 all-purpose yards. LSU put up a school record 56 points in posting their third all-time win against Texas Tech with no defeats. The Tigers other two wins came in 1954 and 1957. The Tigers defense came to play as well recording six sacks, a goal line interception by Ricky Jefferson, the younger brother of former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and held the Red Raiders run game to 29 yards and held the an offense that set a single season season scoring record (592 points) to two of four red zone scores. A record setting crowd of 71,310 witnessed the LSU victory and is expected to be the largest bowl game attendance outside the New Year’s Six Games.