2003 LSU Tigers football team

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2003 LSU Tigers football
BCS National Champions
Sugar Bowl (National Championship) Champions
SEC Champions
SEC Western Division Champions
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
Ranking
Coaches #1
AP #2
2003 record 13–1 (8–1 SEC)
Head coach Nick Saban (4th year)
Offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher (4th year)
Offensive scheme Pro-style
Defensive coordinator Will Muschamp (2nd as coordinator, 3rd overall year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Tiger Stadium
(Capacity: 91,600)
Seasons
« 2002 2004 »
2003 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#7 Georgia xy   6 2         11 3  
#15 Tennessee x   6 2         10 3  
#24 Florida x   6 2         8 5  
South Carolina   2 6         5 7  
Kentucky   1 7         4 8  
Vanderbilt   1 7         2 10  
Western Division
#2 LSU xy   7 1         13 1  
#13 Ole Miss x   7 1         10 3  
Auburn   5 3         8 5  
Arkansas   4 4         9 4  
Alabama   2 6         4 9  
Mississippi State   1 7         2 10  
Championship: LSU 34, Georgia 13
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2003 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. Coached by Nick Saban, the Tigers played their home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After a bit of controversy, LSU won the BCS National Championship, the first national championship for LSU since 1958. The Tigers battled for an 11–1 regular season record and then defeated Georgia in the SEC Championship Game to support their bid in the Sugar Bowl to play Oklahoma for the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) national title.

The regular season ended with three one-loss teams in BCS contention: Oklahoma, LSU, and USC. USC ended the regular season ranked No. 1 and LSU No. 2 in both the AP Poll and the Coaches' Poll. Controversy erupted when the BCS computers selected Oklahoma-LSU as the BCS title game; leading to protests from USC supporters. During the bowl games, USC had a 28–14 win over No. 4 Michigan in the Rose Bowl while LSU beat Oklahoma 21–14 in the Sugar Bowl (designated the BCS title game by the computers). USC remained No. 1 in the final AP Poll and LSU was ranked No. 1 in the final Coaches' Poll.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 7:00 pm Louisiana–Monroe* #14 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA W 49–7   89,148
September 6 9:00 pm at Arizona* #13 Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ TBS W 59–13   46,110
September 13 7:00 pm Western Illinois* #12 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA W 35–7   87,164
September 20 2:30 pm #7 Georgia #11 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA CBS W 17–10   92,251
September 27 8:00 pm at Mississippi State #7 Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS (Rivalry) ESPN2 W 41–6   45,835
October 11 2:30 pm Florida #6 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) CBS L 7–19   92,077
October 18 6:45 pm at South Carolina #10 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ESPN2 W 33–7   82,525
October 25 7:00 pm #17 Auburn #9 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Tiger Bowl) ESPN W 31–7   92,085
November 1 7:00 pm Louisiana Tech*dagger #7 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA PPV W 49–10   91,879
November 15 6:45 pm at Alabama #3 Bryant-Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) ESPN W 27–3   83,818
November 22 2:30 pm at #15 Ole Miss #3 Vaught-Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS (Magnolia Bowl) CBS W 17–14   62,552
November 28 1:30 pm Arkansas #3 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Golden Boot) CBS W 55–24   92,213
December 6 8:00 pm vs. #5 Georgia #3 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (SEC Championship Game) CBS W 34–13   74,913
January 4 7:15 pm vs. #3 Oklahoma* #2 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC W 21–14   79,342
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Roster[edit]

One of LSU's national championship trophies, the AFCA National Championship Trophy
(LSUSports.net Official Roster)

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

H-Backs

Fullbacks

Wide Receivers

 

Tight Ends

Center

Offensive Line

Defensive Line

Defensive End

 

Defensive Tackle

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

 

Cornerbacks

Safeties

Punters

Kickers

Long Snappers

Game summaries[edit]

Louisiana-Monroe[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
LA-Monroe 0 0 0 7 7
• LSU 0 21 21 7 49

[1]


Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• LSU 17 21 7 14 59
Arizona 0 0 0 13 13

[2]


Western Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
W Illinois 0 0 7 0 7
• LSU 6 7 15 7 35

[3]


Georgia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia 3 0 0 7 10
• LSU 0 7 3 7 17

[4]


Mississippi State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• LSU 7 17 10 7 41
Mississippi St 0 0 0 6 6

[5]


Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Florida 10 3 6 0 19
LSU 7 0 0 0 7

[6]


South Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• LSU 6 13 7 7 33
South Carolina 0 0 7 0 7

[7]


Auburn[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Auburn 0 0 0 7 7
• LSU 21 0 10 0 31

[8]


Louisiana Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Louisiana Tech 0 3 7 0 10
• LSU 28 21 0 0 49

[9]


Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• LSU 10 7 7 3 27
Alabama 0 0 0 3 3

[10]


Ole Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• LSU 3 7 0 7 17
Ole Miss 7 0 0 7 14

[11]


Arkansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Arkansas 10 7 0 7 24
• LSU 10 24 21 0 55

[12]


SEC Championship Game[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• LSU 8 9 7 10 34
Georgia 0 3 10 0 13

[13]


Sugar Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma 0 7 0 7 14
• LSU 7 7 7 0 21

[14]


LSU Tigers in the 2004 National Football League Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick Overall NFL team
Michael Clayton Wide Receiver 1 15 15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Devery Henderson Wide Receiver 2 18 50 New Orleans Saints
Marquise Hill Defensive End 2 31 63 New England Patriots
Stephen Peterman Offensive Guard 3 20 83 Dallas Cowboys
Chad Lavalais Defensive Tackle 5 10 142 Atlanta Falcons
Donnie Jones Punter 7 23 224 Seattle Seahawks
Matt Mauck Quarterback 7 24 225 Denver Broncos

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/2004.htm

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