LSU Tigers Football

LSU Tigers Football

2023-24 REGULAR SEASON
334.3 PYPG
213.5 RYPG
46.4 PPG
547.8 TotY/G

Team Information

Ground Tiger Stadium
City Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Conference Southeastern,
Nickname Tigers

2023 Regular Season Leaders

All Statistics
Rushing Yards
Receiving Yards
Malik Nabers
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LSU Tigers Football News

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LSU Tigers Football Bio

The LSU Tigers football program, known as the Fighting Tigers, represents Louisiana State University in college football. The team competing in the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision and the SEC's Western Division, they have a rich history on the football field. LSU Tigers have claimed four national championships and 16 conference titles and also produced 39 consensus All-Americans. LSU Tigers football has notable Heisman Trophy winners, including Billy Cannon, Joe Burrow, and Jayden Daniels. LSU Tigers’ home games are held at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where all the games are witnessed by the cheer leaders. Currently, under the guidance of head coach Brian Kelly, the Tigers continue to their game of excellence on the grass field .


Name of TeamLSU Tigers football
First season1893 (131 years ago)
Athletic directorScott Woodward
Head coachBrian Kelly
StadiumTiger Stadium
LocationBaton Rouge, Louisiana
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Field surfaceGrass
Conference titles16 (12 SEC, 3 SIAA, 1 SoCon)
Division titles10 (1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2019, 2022)
Fight songFight for LSU
MascotMike the Tiger
RivalsAlabama (rivalry) Arkansas (rivalry) Auburn (rivalry) Florida (rivalry) Mississippi State (rivalry) Ole Miss (rivalry) Texas A&M (rivalry) Tulane (rivalry)
Consensus All-Americans39


LSU Tigers Football Introduction

The LSU Tigers football team, established in 1893, is a prominent force in collegiate football, representing Louisiana State University. They call Baton Rouge, Louisiana, home, playing their home games at the iconic Tiger Stadium. Under the leadership of head coach Brian Kelly, the Tigers continue to uphold a tradition of excellence.


Competing in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), LSU has clinched an impressive 16 conference titles, including 12 within the SEC. They've also secured 10 division titles, showcasing their dominance in the college football landscape. Their mascot, Mike the Tiger, symbolizes the team, embodying strength and ferocity on the field. Their fight song, "Fight for LSU," reverberates throughout Tiger Stadium, rallying fans and players alike in their pursuit of victory.


Renowned for their fierce rivalries, the Tigers engage in heated matchups against opponents like Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, and Tulane. These rivalries add intensity and excitement to each game, further fueling the passion of LSU football. With 39 consensus All-Americans highlighting their rich history, the LSU Tigers continue to stand as a powerhouse in college football, captivating fans with their thrilling performances on the gridiron.


LSU Tigers Football History

Since its inception in 1893, the LSU Tigers football program has been a powerhouse in college football. Competing in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) since 1933, the Tigers have a rich history marked by remarkable achievements and intense rivalries.


With 32 head coaches leading the team, LSU has amassed an impressive all-time record of 806 wins, 434 losses, and 47 ties. The Tigers have played 1,221 games in their 123 seasons of play. LSU boasts four claimed national titles, clinching championships in 1958, 2003, 2007, and 2019, along with four unclaimed titles. The program has also appeared in four national championship games.


In addition to national success, LSU has secured 16 conference titles, including 12 in the SEC, three in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA), and one in the Southern Conference (SoCon). The Tigers have earned 10 division titles, demonstrating their dominance within the SEC. Notable rivalries include matchups against teams like Alabama, Auburn, Florida, and Texas A&M, igniting passion and competition on the gridiron.


LSU Tigers Football Coach

The LSU Tigers football program boasts a storied legacy, marked by 32 head coaches since its inception in 1893. Notable figures include Bernie Moore, Gus Tinsley, and Paul Dietzel, who guided the Tigers to postseason bowl games. Under the leadership of coaches like Charlie McClendon, Nick Saban, and Les Miles, LSU secured conference championships and national prominence. McClendon, with 137 victories over 18 seasons, holds the record for most wins. While Allen Jeardeau boasts the highest winning percentage. Tragically, Bo Rein never coached a game at LSU, as he passed away in a plane crash before assuming his role.


Head Coach: Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly, appointed in 2022, now leads the LSU football program. With a distinguished coaching career spanning Grand Valley State, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, and Notre Dame, Kelly brings a wealth of experience and success to Baton Rouge. His accolades include NCAA Division II championships at Grand Valley State and notable achievements at Notre Dame, including a national championship game appearance—Kelly's tenure at LSU ushers in a new era of Tigers football.


NameTerm
Brian Kelly2022–present
Brad Davis2021
Ed Orgeron2016–2021
Les Miles2005–2016
Nick Saban2000–2004
Hal Hunter1999
Gerry DiNardo1995–1999
Curley Hallman1991–1994
Mike Archer1987–1990
Bill Arnsparger1984–1986
Jerry Stovall1980–1983
Bo Rein1980
Charles McClendon†1962–1979
Paul Dietzel1955–1961
Gaynell Tinsley1948–1954
Bernie Moore†1935–1947
Biff Jones†1932–1934
Russ Cohen1928–1931
Mike Donahue†1923–1927
Branch Bocock1920–1921
Wayne Sutton1917
Dana X. Bible†1916
Irving Pray1916, 1919, 1922
E. T. MacDonnell1914–1916
Pat Dwyer1911–1913
John W. Mayhew1909–1910
Joe Pritchard1909
Edgar Wingard1907–1908
Dan A. Killian1904–1906
W. S. Borland1901–1903
John P. Gregg1899
Edmond Chavanne1898, 1900
Allen Jeardeau1896–1897
Albert Simmonds1894–1895
Charles E. Coates1893


LSU Tigers Football Stadium: Tiger Stadium

Tiger Stadium, the iconic home of the LSU Tigers football team, stands as a colossal structure with a seating capacity of 102,321, making it one of the largest stadiums in the NCAA and the world. Originally inaugurated in 1924 with a modest seating capacity of 12,000, it has since undergone significant expansions, including an $80 million upgrade in 2012 that added luxury suites, club seats, and general public seating, enhancing the game-day experience.


Renowned for its electrifying night games, Tiger Stadium holds a special place in college football history. LSU's tradition of night games began in 1931, and since then, the Tigers have demonstrated a remarkable winning record under the lights. From 1960 to 2022, LSU boasts a remarkable 237–68–4 record in night games at Tiger Stadium, significantly outperforming their daytime performances. The stadium's imposing Paul Manasseh Press Box and 70 "Tiger Den" suites provide top-notch amenities, while the Stadium Club offers a premium seating experience for fans.


LSU Tigers Football Rivals

Alabama–LSU football rivalry

The Alabama–LSU football rivalry is a fiercely contested matchup that has grown in significance over the years. While there isn't a specific trophy associated with this rivalry, the intense competition between the two teams has captivated college football fans nationwide. Dating back to the 1960s, this rivalry has seen both teams vie for dominance on the field. Alabama leads the series 56–27–5, with the next scheduled game set for 2029.


Arkansas–LSU football rivalry - Golden Boot Trophy

The Arkansas–LSU football rivalry, also known as the Battle for the Golden Boot, is a storied matchup between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the LSU Tigers. The winner of this annual clash takes home the Golden Boot Trophy, a symbol of supremacy in this heated rivalry. With a history dating back to 1901, these two teams have competed fiercely on the gridiron. LSU leads the series 42–23–2, with two LSU wins being vacated.


Auburn–LSU football rivalry

The Auburn–LSU football rivalry, although not as prominent as Auburn's matchups with Alabama and Georgia, has seen its fair share of intense battles. The two Tiger teams share a competitive history in the SEC West, with memorable matchups and close contests over the years. While there isn't a designated trophy for this rivalry, the games between Auburn and LSU have often been closely contested. LSU leads the series 30–24–1, with three LSU wins being vacated.


Florida–LSU football rivalry

The Florida–LSU football rivalry is characterized by its competitive nature and historical significance within the SEC. While there isn't a specific trophy associated with this rivalry, the games between these two teams often have conference and national championship implications. LSU has faced Florida annually since 1971, with both teams enjoying periods of dominance over the years. Florida leads the series 33–31–3 with three vacated LSU wins.


LSU–Mississippi State football rivalry

The LSU–Mississippi State football rivalry is an annual clash between the LSU Tigers and the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Despite the absence of a designated trophy, this rivalry holds historical significance for both teams. With 108 meetings, it stands as LSU's longest rivalry. The Tigers lead the series 75–36–3, with two LSU wins being vacated.


Magnolia Bowl - Magnolia Bowl Trophy

The Magnolia Bowl, the rivalry between LSU and Ole Miss, is steeped in tradition and history. The winner of this annual matchup takes home the Magnolia Bowl Trophy, symbolizing their dominance in this longstanding rivalry. LSU leads the series 63–42–4, with two LSU wins being vacated.


LSU–Texas A&M football rivalry

The LSU–Texas A&M football rivalry has evolved over the years, marked by competitive matchups and memorable moments. While there isn't a specific trophy associated with this rivalry, the games between these two teams have often been closely contested. LSU leads the series 32–23–3, with four Tigers wins being vacated.


Battle for the Rag

The Battle for the Rag, LSU's oldest rivalry against Tulane, has a rich history dating back to 1893. Although this rivalry has seen periods of intense competition, it has waned in recent years. LSU leads the series 69–23–7, with no designated trophy currently associated with the matchup.


LSU Tigers Football Record and stats

The LSU Tigers football team boasts a storied history, claiming four of national championships in 1958, 2003, 2007, and 2019, with four additional seasons recognized by NCAA selectors. They've secured 16 conference championships across three different conferences, notably clinching 12 SEC titles since joining in 1933.


Within the SEC West, LSU has dominated, winning or sharing the divisional title 10 times since divisional play commenced in 1992. Impressively, they hold a commendable 5-2 record in the SEC Championship game. Noteworthy moments include finishing the 1958 season as the sole undefeated team and triumphing in postseason bowl national championship games in 2003, 2007, and 2019, solidifying their status as a perennial powerhouse in college football.


Claimed National championships

YearCoachSelectorRecordBowlFinal APFinal Coaches
1958Paul DietzelAP and Coaches [n 2]11–0Won Sugar BowlNo. 1No. 1
2003Nick SabanBowl Championship Series [n 3]13–1Won Sugar Bowl (BCS National Championship Game)No. 2No. 1
2007Les MilesBowl Championship Series [n 4]12–2Won BCS National Championship GameNo. 1No. 1
2019Ed OrgeronCollege Football Playoff [n 5]15–0Won Peach Bowl (College Football Playoff Semifinal)No. 1No. 1


Conference championships

YearConferenceCoachOverall recordConference record
1896†SIAAAllen Jeardeau6–04–0
1902‡-W. S. Borland6–15–1
1908-Edgar R. Wingard10–03–0
1932†SoConBiff Jones6–3–14–0
1935SECBernie Moore9–2–05–0
1936--9–1–16–0
1958-Paul Dietzel11–06–0
1961†--10–16–0
1970-Charles McClendon9–35–0
1986-Bill Arnsparger9–35–1
1988†-Mike Archer8–46–1
2001-Nick Saban10–35–3
2003--13–17–1
2007-Les Miles12–26–2
2011--13–18–0
2019-Ed Orgeron15–08–0


Division championships

YearDivisionOpponentSEC CG Result
1996†SEC WestN/A (lost tiebreaker to Alabama)-
1997†N/A (lost tiebreaker to Auburn)--
2001†TennesseeW 31–20-
2002†N/A (lost tiebreaker to Arkansas)--
2003†GeorgiaW 34–13-
2005†GeorgiaL 14–34-
2007TennesseeW 21–14-
2011GeorgiaW 42–10-
2019GeorgiaW 37–10-
2022GeorgiaL 30–50-


LSU Tigers Football Roster

The LSU Tigers Football roster for the upcoming season showcases talent across all positions.

  • Quarterbacks include R. Collins, J. Daniels, G. Hamsley, G. Nussmeier, and M. O'Dowd. In the backfield, running backs like T. Bradford, N. Cain, and J. Emery Jr. are ready to make an impact.

  • The receiving corps features A. Anderson, J. Brown, and K. Lacy, among others, while the tight end unit includes C. Gilbreath and G. Leonards.

  • On the offensive line, players like T. Adams, B. Bordelon, and G. Dellinger stand out.

  • Defensively, standouts include DEs like L. Blue and O. Oghoufo, along with DTs J. Guillory and J. Jefferson. Linebackers such as C.

  • Brathwaite and O. Speights lead the defense, while CBs Z. Alexander and D. Chestnut anchor the secondary.

  • Special teams include kickers A. Corbello and N. Dibert, punter J. Bramblett, and long snappers J. Davis and S. Roy.

LSU Tigers Football Schedule

The LSU Tigers Football Schedule for the upcoming season promises thrilling matchups.

  • They kick off their campaign against the University of Southern California in the Vegas Kickoff Classic on September 1st at Allegiant Stadium. Following that, they face Nicholls State University at home on September 7th.

  • On September 14th, they hit the road to take on the University of South Carolina at Williams-Brice Stadium. Returning home, they clash with UCLA on September 21st and the University of South Alabama on September 28th.

  • October sees them hosting Ole Miss on October 12th before traveling to face the University of Arkansas on October 19th and Texas A&M University on October 26th.

  • In November, they welcome Alabama on November 9th while hitting the road to face Florida on November 16th.

  • They conclude the regular season with a home game against Vanderbilt on November 23rd and a showdown against the University of Oklahoma on November 30th.

  • If qualified, they'll proceed to the SEC Championship Game on December 7th and potentially the College Football Playoff on December 20-21.

FAQ's On LSU Tigers Football

A. The LSU Tigers play their home games at Tiger Stadium, located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

A. Brian Kelly currently serves as the head coach of the LSU Tigers football team.

A. The LSU Tigers have claimed four national championships in football, with titles secured in 1958, 2003, 2007, and 2019.

A. Notable Heisman Trophy winners from LSU include Billy Cannon, Joe Burrow, and Jayden Daniels.

A. Tiger Stadium has a seating capacity of 102,321, making it one of the largest stadiums in the NCAA and the world.

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