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1971 LSU Tigers football
Sun Bowl, W 33–15 vs. Iowa State
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 11
1971 record9–3 (3–2 SEC)
Head coachCharles McClendon (10th season)
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
(capacity: 67,500)
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4/2 Alabama 7 0 0     11 1 0
#7/8 Georgia 5 1 0     11 1 0
#12/5 Auburn 5 1 0     9 2 0
#15/20 Ole Miss 4 2 0     10 2 0
Tennessee 4 2 0     10 2 0
LSU 3 2 0     9 3 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 6 1
Florida 1 6 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 1 6 0     3 8 0
Mississippi State 1 7 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1971 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University during the 1971 NCAA University Division football season.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 11Colorado*No. 9L 21–31
September 18Texas A&M*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 37–0
September 25at Wisconsin*No. 18W 38–28
October 2Rice*No. 16
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 38–3
October 9FloridaNo. 16
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 48–7
October 16at KentuckyNo. 12W 17–13
October 30at Ole MissNo. 11L 22–24
November 6at No. 4 AlabamaNo. 18
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
L 7–14
November 13at Mississippi StateNo. 20
  • Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • Jackson, MS (rivalry)
W 28–3
November 20No. 7 Notre Dame*No. 14
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 28–8
November 27Tulane*No. 10
W 36–7
December 18vs. Iowa State*No. 11W 33–15
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • Source: LSUSports.net: 1971 LSU football schedule[1]

RosterEdit

1971 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
HB 24 Cantrelle, ArtArt Cantrelle Sr
SB 3 Coffee, AlAl Coffee Jr
WR 80 Hamilton, AndyAndy Hamilton Sr
QB 7 Jones, BertBert Jones Jr
WR 1 LeDoux, JimmyJimmy LeDoux Jr
TE/K 81 Michaelson, JayJay Michaelson Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 55 Capone, WarrenWarren Capone So
CB 37 Casanova, TommyTommy Casanova Sr
DT 78 Estay, RonRon Estay Sr
DT 64 Lafauci, TylerTyler Lafauci So
S 17 Racine, FrankFrank Racine So
S 11 Staggs, JohnJohn Staggs So
DE 79 Wood, JohnJohn Wood Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL team
Tommy CasanovaDefensive back2 29 Cincinnati Bengals
Andy Hamilton Wide receiver497 Kansas City Chiefs
Ronnie EstayDefensive tackle8 186 Denver Broncos
Ken Kavanaugh Jr.Tight end15367New York Giants

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ReferencesEdit


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