1994 LSU Tigers football team

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1994 LSU Tigers football
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
1994 record 4–7 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach Curley Hallman
Offensive coordinator Lynn Amedee
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Phil Bennett
Base defense 4-3
Home stadium Tiger Stadium
(Capacity: 79,940)
Seasons
« 1993 1995 »
1994 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern Division
#7 Florida x 7 1 0     10 2 1
#22 Tennessee 5 3 0     8 4 0
South Carolina 4 4 0     7 5 0
Georgia 3 4 1     6 4 1
Vanderbilt 2 6 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 0 8 0     1 10 0
Western Division
#5 Alabama x 8 0 0     12 1 0
#9 Auburn 6 1 1     9 1 1
#24 Mississippi State 5 3 0     8 4 0
LSU 3 5 0     4 7 0
Arkansas 2 6 0     4 7 0
Ole Miss 2 6 0     4 7 0
Championship: Florida 24, Alabama 23
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1994 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the 1994 NCAA Division I-A football season. LSU finished with a 4–7 overall record (3–5 in SEC play). It was Curley Hallman's final season as head coach, as he was fired with two games remaining in the season, although he coached those contests.

The beginning of the end for Hallman came in the season's third game. LSU led an Auburn squad which went 11-0 in 1993 and won its first two games of 1994 under Terry Bowden 23-9 going into the final period, but lost 30-26 when Auburn returned three interceptions for touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Auburn won despite not scoring an offensive touchdown; its other touchdown came on a fumble return.

Ironically, Hallman's last home game as LSU coach came against his former employer, Southern Mississippi. Hallman was named LSU's coach in November 1990 after leading the Golden Eagles to 26 victories over three seasons, mostly on the strength of future Super Bowl winning quarterback Brett Favre. Southern Miss' 20-18 victory over LSU came in front of announced crowd of 51,710, the lowest for a game in Tiger Stadium since 1974, but most LSU officials placed the actual crowd in the neighborhood of 40,000.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 7:00 PM #15 Texas A&M* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA L 13–18   75,504
September 10 7:00 PM Mississippi State Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA W 44–24   63,029
September 17 11:30 AM at #11 Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Tiger Bowl) JPS L 26–30   84,754
October 1 7:00 PM South Carolinadagger Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA L 17–18   63,281
October 8 11:30 AM at #5 Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL (Rivalry) JPS L 18–42   85,385
October 15 7:00 PM Kentucky Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA W 17–13   61,764
October 29 1:30 PM at Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS L 21–34   40,157
November 5 6:30 PM #6 Alabama Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA ESPN L 17–35   75,453
November 12 7:00 PM Southern Miss* Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA L 18–20   51,710
November 19 7:00 PM at Tulane* Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Battle for the Rag) W 49–25   32,067
November 26 1:00 PM at Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR (Rivalry) W 30–12   45,633
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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