1994 LSU Tigers football team
|1994 LSU Tigers football|
|1994 record||4–7 (3–5 SEC)|
|Head coach||Curley Hallman (4th year)|
|Offensive coordinator||Lynn Amedee|
|Defensive coordinator||Phil Bennett|
|Home stadium||Tiger Stadium
|1994 SEC football standings|
|#7 Florida x$||7||–||1||–||0||10||–||2||–||1|
|#5 Alabama x||8||–||0||–||0||12||–||1||–||0|
|#24 Mississippi State||5||–||3||–||0||8||–||4||–||0|
|Championship: Florida 24, Alabama 23|
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.
Three days after the loss to Southern Miss, LSU announced Hallman's firing. The Tigers closed the season with victories over Tulane and Arkansas, but Hallman still left Baton Rouge with the poorest record (16-28, .364) of any coach in school history.
|September 3||7:00 PM||No. 15 Texas A&M*||Tiger Stadium • Baton 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 No. 11 Auburn||Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Tiger Bowl)||JPS||L 26–30||84,754|
|October 1||7:00 PM||South Carolina||Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA||L 17–18||63,281|
|October 8||11:30 AM||at No. 5 Florida||Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, 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 Stadium • Oxford, MS||L 21–34||40,157|
|November 5||6:30 PM||No. 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 (paid)
40,000 (est. actual)
|November 19||7:00 PM||at Tulane*||Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA (Battle for the Rag)||W 49–25||32,067|
|November 26||1:00 PM||at Arkansas||War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR (Rivalry)||W 30–12||45,633|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.|