1988 LSU Tigers football team

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1988 LSU Tigers football
SEC co-champion
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP No. 19
1988 record 8–4 (6–1 SEC)
Head coach Mike Archer (2nd season)
Offensive coordinator Ed Zaunbrecher
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Pete Jenkins
Base defense 3-4
Home stadium Tiger Stadium
(Capacity: 80,140)
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Auburn + 6 1 0     10 2 0
No. 19 LSU + 6 1 0     8 4 0
No. 15 Georgia 5 2 0     9 3 0
No. 17 Alabama 4 3 0     9 3 0
Florida 4 3 0     7 5 0
Tennessee 3 4 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 3 4 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 2 5 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 2 5 0     3 8 0
Mississippi State 0 7 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University during the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. The LSU offense scored 249 points while the defense allowed 204 points.

Season[edit]

In the Tiger Bowl, LSU beat Auburn in what would be known as the Earthquake Game.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 7:00 PM No. 10 Texas A&M* No. 18 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana PPV W 27–0   79,018
September 17 11:30 AM at Tennessee No. 9 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, Tennessee TBS W 34–9   92,849
September 24 2:30 PM at Ohio State* No. 9 Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio ABC L 33–36   90,584
October 1 2:30 PM at No. 17 Florida No. 14 Florida FieldGainesville, Florida CBS L 6–19   74,264
October 8 6:00 PM No. 4 Auburn Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Earthquake Game) ESPN W 7–6   79,431
October 15 7:00 PM Kentucky No. 19 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, Louisiana PPV W 15–12   71,418
October 29 11:30 AM Ole Missdagger No. 13 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, Louisiana TBS W 31–20   79,114
November 5 2:00 PM at No. 18 Alabama No. 13 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama CBS W 19–18   70,123
November 12 11:30 AM at Mississippi State No. 12 Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi TBS W 20–3   30,019
November 19 8:00 PM No. 3 Miami (FL)* No. 11 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, Louisiana ESPN L 3–44   79,528
November 26 7:00 PM Tulane* No. 16 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, Louisiana PPV W 44–14   75,497
January 2 12:00 PM vs. No. 17 Syracuse* No. 16 Tampa StadiumTampa, Florida (Hall of Fame Bowl) NBC L 10–23   51,112
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time Zone.

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL team
Eric Hill Linebacker 1 10 Arizona Cardinals

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