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The LSU Tigers college football team competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, representing the Louisiana State University in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). LSU plays their home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[1]

The LSU Tigers claim three national championships, of which all were awarded by the AP or Coaches' wire-service polls. LSU has won 14 conference championships with 11 being Southeastern Conference championships. LSU has 787 official wins ranking it twelfth all-time for Division I FBS teams.[2] The LSU Tigers first fielded a football team in 1893.[3][4][5]

SeasonsEdit

National champions dagger Conference champions * Division champions double-dagger Bowl game/playoff appearance ^ Undefeated season #

List of seasons showing head coach, conference, conference finish, division finish, wins, losses, ties, winning percentage, bowl games and final polls

Season Head coach Conference Conference finish Division finish Season record Bowl/playoff result AP Poll Coaches' Poll
Win Loss Tie Pct.
1893 Charles E. Coates Independent[6] N/A N/A 0 1 0 .000 N/A N/A
1894 Albert Simmons Independent[6] N/A N/A 2 1 0 .667 N/A N/A
1895 Independent[6] N/A N/A 3 0 # 0 1.000 N/A N/A
1896* Allen Jeardeau SIAA T–1st * N/A 6 0 # 0 1.000 N/A N/A
1897 SIAA No conf games N/A 1 1 0 .500 N/A N/A
1898 Edmond Chavanne SIAA 2nd N/A 1 0 # 0 1.000 N/A N/A
1899 John P. Gregg SIAA 12th N/A 1 4 0 .200 N/A N/A
1900 Edmond Chavanne SIAA T–12th N/A 2 2 0 .500 N/A N/A
1901 W. S. Boreland SIAA T–4th N/A 5 1 0 .833 N/A N/A
1902* SIAA T–1st * N/A 6 1 0 .857 N/A N/A
1903 SIAA 18th N/A 4 5 0 .444 N/A N/A
1904 Dan Killian SIAA 11th N/A 3 4 0 .429 N/A N/A
1905 SIAA 3rd N/A 3 0 # 0 1.000 N/A N/A
1906 SIAA 12th N/A 2 2 0 .500 N/A N/A
1907 Edgar Wingard SIAA 7th N/A 7 3 0 .700 Won 1907 Bacardi Bowl, Havana University, 56–0 (Exhibition) ^ N/A N/A
1908* SIAA T–1st * N/A 10 0 # 0 1.000 N/A N/A
1909 Joe Pritchard/John W. Mayhew SIAA T–2nd N/A 6 2 0 .750 N/A N/A
1910 John W. Mayhew SIAA 10th N/A 1 5 0 .167 N/A N/A
1911 James "Pat" Dwyer SIAA 5th N/A 6 3 0 .667 N/A N/A
1912 SIAA 13th N/A 4 3 0 .571 N/A N/A
1913 SIAA 8th N/A 6 1 2 .778 N/A N/A
1914 E. T. MacDonnell SIAA 11th N/A 4 4 1 .500 N/A N/A
1915 SIAA 3rd N/A 6 2 0 .750 N/A N/A
1916 E. T. MacDonnell/Irving Pray/Dana X. Bible SIAA 7th N/A 7 1 2 .800 N/A N/A
1917 Wayne Sutton SIAA 9th N/A 3 5 0 .375 N/A N/A
1918 No Team (World War I) SIAA N/A N/A 0 0 0 .000 N/A N/A
1919 Irving Pray SIAA T–12th N/A 6 2 0 .750 N/A N/A
1920 Branch Bocock SIAA T–15th N/A 5 3 1 .611 N/A N/A
1921 SIAA 9th N/A 6 1 1 .813 N/A N/A
1922 Irving Pray SoCon T–11th N/A 3 7 0 .300 N/A N/A
1923 Mike Donahue SoCon 18th N/A 3 5 1 .389 N/A N/A
1924 SoCon T–19th N/A 5 4 0 .556 N/A N/A
1925 SoCon 18th N/A 5 3 1 .611 N/A N/A
1926 SoCon T–10th N/A 6 3 0 .667 N/A N/A
1927 SoCon 11th N/A 4 4 1 .500 N/A N/A
1928 Russ Cohen SoCon 6th N/A 6 2 1 .722 N/A N/A
1929 SoCon 10th N/A 6 3 0 .667 N/A N/A
1930 SoCon 16th N/A 6 4 0 .600 N/A N/A
1931 SoCon 7th N/A 5 4 0 .556 N/A N/A
1932* Biff Jones SoCon T–1st * N/A 6 3 1 .650 N/A N/A
1933 SEC 2nd N/A 7 0 3 .850 N/A N/A
1934 SEC 4th N/A 7 2 2 .727 N/A N/A
1935* Bernie Moore SEC 1st * N/A 9 2 0 .818 Lost 1936 Sugar Bowl, TCU Horned Frogs, 2–3 ^ N/A N/A
1936* SEC 1st * N/A 9 1 1 .864 Lost 1937 Sugar Bowl, Santa Clara Broncos, 14–21 ^ 2 N/A
1937 SEC 2nd N/A 9 2 0 .818 Lost 1938 Sugar Bowl, Santa Clara Broncos, 0–6 ^ 8 N/A
1938 SEC 10 N/A 6 4 0 .600 N/A
1939 SEC 10th N/A 4 5 0 .444 N/A
1940 SEC 6th N/A 6 4 0 .600 N/A
1941 SEC 7th N/A 4 4 2 .500 N/A
1942 SEC 6th N/A 7 3 0 .700 N/A
1943 SEC 2nd N/A 6 3 0 .667 Won 1944 Orange Bowl, Texas A&M Aggies, 19–14 ^ N/A
1944 SEC 6th N/A 2 5 1 .313 N/A
1945 SEC 3rd N/A 7 2 0 .778 15 N/A
1946 SEC 3rd N/A 9 1 1 .864 Tie 1947 Cotton Bowl, Arkansas Razorbacks, 0–0 ^ 8 N/A
1947 SEC 8th N/A 5 3 1 .611 N/A
1948 Gaynell Tinsley SEC T–10th N/A 3 7 0 .300 N/A
1949 SEC 5th N/A 8 3 0 .727 Lost 1950 Sugar Bowl, Oklahoma Sooners, 0–35 ^ 9 N/A
1950 SEC 9th N/A 4 5 2 .455
1951 SEC T–3rd N/A 7 3 1 .682
1952 SEC 10th N/A 3 7 0 .300
1953 SEC 8th N/A 5 3 3 .591
1954 SEC 9th N/A 5 6 0 .455
1955 Paul Dietzel SEC 9th N/A 3 5 2 .400
1956 SEC 11th N/A 3 7 0 .300
1957 SEC 7th N/A 5 5 0 .500
1958dagger* SEC 1st * N/A 11 0 # 0 1.000 Won 1959 Sugar Bowl, Clemson Tigers, 7–0 ^ 1 1
1959 SEC T–2nd N/A 9 2 0 .818 Lost 1960 Sugar Bowl, Ole Miss Rebels, 0–21 ^ 3 3
1960 SEC 8th N/A 5 4 1 .550
1961* SEC T–1st * N/A 10 1 0 .909 Won 1962 Orange Bowl, Colorado Buffaloes, 25–7 ^ 4 3
1962 Charles McClendon SEC 3rd N/A 9 1 1 .909 Won 1963 Cotton Bowl, Texas Longhorns, 13–0 ^ 7 8
1963 SEC 5th N/A 7 4 0 .909 Lost 1963 Bluebonnet Bowl, Baylor Bears, 7–14 ^
1964 SEC 5th N/A 8 2 1 .773 Won 1965 Sugar Bowl, Syracuse Orangemen, 13–10 ^ 7 7
1965 SEC 6th N/A 8 3 0 .727 Won 1966 Cotton Bowl, Arkansas Razorbacks, 14–7 ^ 8 14
1966 SEC 6th N/A 5 4 1 .550
1967 SEC 6th N/A 7 3 1 .682 Won 1968 Sugar Bowl, Wyoming Cowboys, 20–13 ^
1968 SEC T–3rd N/A 8 3 0 .727 Won 1968 Peach Bowl, Florida State Seminoles, 31–27 ^ 19
1969 SEC 2nd N/A 9 1 0 .900 10 7
1970* SEC 1st * N/A 9 3 0 .750 Lost 1971 Orange Bowl, Nebraska Cornhuskers, 12–17 ^ 7 6
1971 SEC 6th N/A 9 3 0 .750 Won 1971 Sun Bowl, Iowa State Cyclones, 35–15 ^ 11 10
1972 SEC 3rd N/A 9 2 1 .792 Lost 1972 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl, Tennessee Volunteers, 17–24 ^ 11 10
1973 SEC 2nd N/A 9 3 0 .750 Lost 1974 Orange Bowl, Penn State Nittany Lions, 9–16 ^ 13 14
1974 SEC 9th N/A 5 5 1 .500
1975 SEC T–6th N/A 5 6 0 .455
1976 SEC 7th N/A 7 3 1 .682
1977 SEC T–3rd N/A 8 4 0 .667 Lost 1977 Sun Bowl, Stanford Cardinals, 14–24 ^
1978 SEC T–4th N/A 8 4 0 .667 Lost 1978 Liberty Bowl, Missouri Tigers, 15–20 ^
1979 SEC T–3rd N/A 7 5 0 .667 Won 1979 Tangerine Bowl, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 34–10 ^
1980 Jerry Stovall SEC T–4th N/A 7 4 0 .636
1981 SEC T–8th N/A 3 7 1 .318
1982 SEC 2nd N/A 8 3 1 .708 Lost 1983 Orange Bowl, Nebraska Cornhuskers, 20–21 ^ 11 11
1983 SEC 9th N/A 4 7 0 .364
1984 Bill Arnsparger SEC 2nd N/A 8 3 1 .708 Lost 1985 Sugar Bowl , Nebraska Cornhuskers, 10–28 ^ 15 16
1985 SEC T–3rd N/A 9 2 1 .792 Lost 1985 Liberty Bowl, Baylor Bears, 7–21 ^ 20 20
1986* SEC 1st * N/A 9 3 0 .750 Lost 1987 Sugar Bowl, Nebraska Cornhuskers, 15–30 ^ 10 11
1987 Mike Archer SEC 2nd N/A 10 1 1 .875 Won 1987 Gator Bowl, South Carolina Gamecocks, 30–13 ^ 5 5
1988* SEC T–1st * N/A 8 4 0 .667 Lost 1989 Hall of Fame Bowl, Syracuse Orangemen, 10–23 ^ 19
1989 SEC T–7th N/A 4 7 0 .364
1990 SEC T–7th N/A 5 6 0 .455
1991 Curley Hallman SEC T–6th N/A 5 6 0 .455
1992 SEC 12th 6th 2 9 0 .182
1993 SEC T–7th T–4th 5 6 0 .455
1994 SEC 8th 4th 4 7 0 .364
1995 Gerry DiNardo SEC 6th 4th 7 4 1 .625 Won 1995 Independence Bowl, Michigan State, 45–26 ^ 25
1996 SEC 3rd T–1st double-dagger 10 2
[A 1]
.833 Won 1996 Peach Bowl, Clemson Tigers, 10–7 ^ 12 13
1997 SEC T–2nd T–1st double-dagger 9 3 .750 Won 1997 Independence Bowl, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 27–9 ^ 13 13
1998 SEC 9th 5th 4 7 .364
1999 Gerry DiNardo/Hal Hunter SEC 11th 6th 3 8 .273
2000 Nick Saban SEC T–3rd 2nd 8 4 .667 Won 2000 Peach Bowl, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 28–14 ^ 22
2001* SEC 1st *T–1st double-dagger 10 3 .769 Won 2002 Sugar Bowl, Illinois Fighting Illini, 47–34 ^ 7 8
2002 SEC T–3rd T–2nd 8 5 .615 Lost 2003 Cotton Bowl, Texas Longhorns, 20–35 ^
2003dagger* SEC 1st *T–1st double-dagger 13 1 .929 Won 2004 Sugar Bowl (BCS National Championship Game), Oklahoma Sooners, 21–14 ^ 2 1
2004 SEC T–3rd 2nd 9 3 .750 Lost 2005 Capital One Bowl, Iowa Hawkeyes, 25–30 ^ 16 16
2005 Les Miles SEC 2nd T–1st double-dagger 11 2 .846 Won 2005 Peach Bowl, Miami Hurricanes, 40–3 ^ 6 5
2006 SEC T–3rd T–2nd 11 2 .846 Won 2007 Sugar Bowl, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 41–14 ^ 3 3
2007dagger* SEC 1st *1st double-dagger 12 2 .857 Won 2008 BCS National Championship Game, Ohio State Buckeyes, 38–24 ^ 1 1
2008 SEC T–7th 3rd 8 5 .615 Won 2008 Chick-fil-A Bowl, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 38–3 ^
2009 SEC 3rd 2nd 9 4 .692 Lost 2010 Capital One Bowl, Penn State Nittany Lions, 17–19 ^ 17 17
2010 SEC T–2nd T–2nd 11 2 .846 Won 2011 Cotton Bowl, Texas A&M Aggies, 41–24 ^ 8 8
2011* SEC 1st *1st double-dagger 13 1 .929 Lost 2012 BCS National Championship Game, Alabama Crimson Tide, 0–21 ^ 2 2
2012 SEC T–4th T–2nd 10 3 .769 Lost 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl, Clemson Tigers, 24–25 ^ 14 12
2013 SEC T–5th 3rd 10 3 .769 Won 2014 Outback Bowl, Iowa Hawkeyes, 21–14 ^ 14 14
2014 SEC T–6th T–4th 8 5 .615 Lost 2014 Music City Bowl, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 28–31 ^
2015 SEC T–3rd T–3rd 9 3 .750 Won 2015 Texas Bowl, Texas Tech Red Raiders, 56–27 ^ 16 17
2016 Les Miles/Ed Orgeron SEC T–3rd T–2nd 8 4 .667 Won 2016 Citrus Bowl, Louisville Cardinals, 29–9 ^ 13 14
2017 Ed Orgeron SEC 4th 3rd 9 4 .692 Lost 2018 Citrus Bowl, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 17–21 ^ 18 18
2018 Ed Orgeron SEC T-3rd 3rd 10 3 .769 Won 2019 Fiesta Bowl, UCF Knights, 40-32 ^ 7 6
Totals 797 415 47 .652

NotesEdit

  1. Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. LSU's Tiger Stadium (92,542) - LSUsports.net - The Official Web Site of LSU Tigers Athletics. LSUsports.net. Retrieved on September 12, 2015.
  2. "LSU Tigers Index". College Football Data Warehouse. http://cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/l/louisiana_state/index.php. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  3. "LSU Tigers Yearly Totals". College Football Data Warehouse. http://cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/l/louisiana_state/yearly_totals.php. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  4. "LSU Tigers Football Media Guide". lsusports.net. http://www.lsusports.net/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=210187614&DB_OEM_ID=5200&KEY=&DB_OEM_ID=5200&DB_LANG=&IN_SUBSCRIBER_CONTENT=. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  5. Hardesty, Dan. The Louisiana Tigers. Huntsville, Alabama: Strode Publishers. pp. 11, 14. ISBN 0873970640. https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Louisiana_Tigers.html?id=uKifAAAACAAJ. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Bailey, John Wendell (1924). Handbook of Southern Intercollegiate Track and Field Athletics. Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College. p. 14. https://www.worldcat.org/title/handbook-of-southern-intercollegiate-track-and-field-athletics-being-a-brief-history-of-the-siaa-with-the-records-of-the-track-and-field-meets-complete-from-organization-to-date-1894-1924-inclusive-southern-conference-track-and-field-meets-georgia-tech-relays-southern-athletes-in-the-viiith-olympic-games/oclc/18904793. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  7. Whiteside, Kelly (August 25, 2006). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today. https://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/2006-08-24-overtime_x.htm. Retrieved April 11, 2019.

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