1986 LSU Tigers football team

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1986 LSU Tigers football
SEC champion
Sugar Bowl, L 15–30 vs. Nebraska
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 11
APNo. 10
1986 record9–3 (5–1 SEC)
Head coachBill Arnsparger (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorEd Zaunbrecher (3rd season)
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
(Capacity: 77,542)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 LSU $ 5 1 0     9 3 0
No. 6 Auburn 4 2 0     10 2 0
No. 9 Alabama 4 2 0     10 3 0
Georgia 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 4 2 0     8 3 1
Tennessee 3 3 0     7 5 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     6 5 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     5 5 1
Florida 2 4 0     6 5 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was led by Bill Arnsparger in his third season and finished with an overall record of nine wins and three losses (9–3 overall, 5–1 in the SEC), as Southeastern Conference (SEC) champions and with a loss against Nebraska in the Sugar Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 137:00 p.m.No. 7 Texas A&M*No. 14ESPNW 35–1779,713
September 207:00 p.m.Miami (OH)*No. 8
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
PPVL 12–2175,777
October 412:30 p.m.at FloridaNo. 18PPVW 28–1774,221
October 117:00 p.m.GeorgiaNo. 16
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
PPVW 23–1478,252
October 186:30 p.m.at KentuckyNo. 12PPVW 25–1657,201
October 257:00 p.m.North Carolina*daggerNo. 12
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
PPVW 30–378,301
November 12:30 p.m.Ole MissNo. 12
ABCL 19–2177,758
November 87:00 p.m.at No. 6 AlabamaNo. 18ESPNW 14–1075,808
November 157:30 p.m.at Mississippi StateNo. 12ESPNW 47–047,000
November 227:00 p.m.Notre Dame*No. 8
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
ESPNW 21–1978,197
November 297:00 p.m.Tulane*No. 5
PPVW 37–1778,131
January 1, 19873:00 p.m.vs. No. 6 Nebraska*No. 5ABCL 15–3076,234
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time
  • Source: LSUSports.net: 1986 LSU football schedule[1]


Personnel[edit]

1986 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
C 56 Nacho Albergamo Jr
OG 76 Eric Andolsek Jr
TE Kenny Davidson
WR 82 Wendell Davis Jr
TE 89 Karl Dunbar Redshirt.svg Fr
RB Tommy Edick
RB Jay Egloff
RB Eddie Fuller
QB 10 Mickey Guidry
TE Ronnie Haliburton
RB Mickey Harris
OL John Hazard
QB 13 Tommy Hodson Redshirt.svg Fr
RB Garland Jean-Baptiste
RB Victor Jones
RB Randy Keiser
TE 49 Brian Kinchen Jr
RB Alvin Lee
WR 80 Rogie Magee Jr
RB 23 Sammy Martin Jr
OL Keith Melancon
WR 6 Tony Moss Fr
OL Ralph Norwood
QB Doug Powell
WR Derrick Saulsberry
RB 22 Harvey Williams Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL Roland Barbay
S Jamie Bice So
LB 94 Michael Brooks Sr
DB Willie Bryant Jr
S 11 Chris Carrier Jr
LB Toby Caston
DB Kevin Guidry
LB 48 Nicky Hazard Jr
LB Eric Hill
LB Greg Jackson
DB Norman Jefferson
LB Oliver Lawrence
LB Darren Marlbrough
NG 62 Darrell Phillips So
DB James Pierson
DB Steve Rehage
LB Ron Sancho
DL Henry Thomas
DL Karl Wilson
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K David Browndyke
P 3 Matt DeFrank Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Final 
AP 15 14 8 18 18 16 12 12 12 18 12 8 5 5 10 
Coaches 19 17 8 NR NR NR 12 11 11 18 11 8 6 6 11

Season summary[edit]

Texas A&M[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
22–14–3 1975 L 8–39
Texas A&M Aggies at LSU Tigers (0–0)
1 2 34Total
Texas A&M 7 7 3017
LSU 7 7 14735

at Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Date: September 13
  • Game attendance: 79,713
  • TV: ESPN
  • Reference: Gainesville Sun. 1986 Sep 14.

[2]

Ole Miss[edit]

Ole Miss Rebels at #12 LSU Tigers
1 2 34Total
Ole Miss 7 14 0021
LSU 6 3 7319

at Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Date: November 1, 1986
  • Game attendance: 77,758
  • Gainesville Sun, 1986 Nov 02.

at Alabama[edit]

1 234Total
LSU 0 1400 14
Alabama 7 030 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–32–5 1985 T, 14–14

[3]

Notre Dame[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–3 1985 W 10–7

[4]

vs. Nebraska (Sugar Bowl)[edit]

Nebraska vs LSU
1 234Total
Nebraska 0 10713 30
LSU 7 008 15
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–4–1 1985 L 10–28

[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1986 LSU football schedule". LSUSports.net. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  2. ^ "LSU Takes 35-17 Win in Stride: Interceptions Help Defeat Texas A&M". Los Angeles Times. September 14, 1986. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  3. ^ "LSU Turns Back Tide, 14-10, and Shares SEC Lead". Los Angeles Times. November 9, 1986. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  4. ^ "Hodson's 3 Touchdown Passes Give LSU a 21-19 Win Over Notre Dame". Los Angeles Times. November 23, 1986. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Huskers Back Up Taunting". The New York Times. January 2, 1987. Retrieved November 12, 2019.