2002 LSU Tigers football team

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2002 LSU Tigers football
SEC Western Division Co-Champions
Cotton Bowl Classic, L 20–35 vs. Texas
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
2002 record 8–5 (5–3 SEC)
Head coach Nick Saban (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher (3rd year)
Defensive coordinator Will Muschamp (1st as coordinator, 2nd overall year)
Home stadium Tiger Stadium
(Capacity: 91,600)
Seasons
« 2001 2003 »
2002 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#3 Georgia x   7 1         13 1  
Florida   6 2         8 5  
Tennessee   5 3         8 5  
Kentucky   3 5         7 5  
South Carolina   3 5         5 7  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
#11 Alabama* x   6 2         10 3  
Arkansas xy   5 3         9 5  
#14 Auburn x   5 3         9 4  
LSU x   5 3         8 5  
Ole Miss   3 5         7 6  
Mississippi State   0 8         3 9  
Championship: Georgia 30, Arkansas 3
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • Alabama had the best division record, but did not participate in postseason play due to NCAA probation.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the college football season of 2002–2003. Coached by Nick Saban, the Tigers played their home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The defending SEC champion Tigers started out strong, but an injury to starting quarterback Matt Mauck hurt the team down and they lost four of their final six games. The season is memorable because of the famous Bluegrass Miracle against the Kentucky Wildcats.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 1:30 PM #16 Virginia Tech* #14 Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ABC L 8–26   65,049
September 7 7:00 PM The Citadel* #23 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA W 35–10   85,022
September 14 7:00 PM Miami (OH)* #22 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA W 33–7   90,010
September 28 11:30 AM Mississippi State #20 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA JPS W 31–13   90,793
October 5 7:00 PM Louisiana–Lafayette*dagger #19 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA PPV W 48–0   91,357
October 12 6:45 PM at #16 Florida #18 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL (Rivalry) ESPN W 36–7   85,252
October 19 6:45 PM South Carolina #12 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA ESPN W 38–14   91,340
October 26 11:30 AM at Auburn #10 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Tiger Bowl) JPS L 7–31   85,366
November 9 11:30 AM at Kentucky #16 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Bluegrass Miracle) JPS W 33–30   66,262
November 16 8:00 PM #10 Alabama #12 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) ESPN L 0–31   92,012
November 23 7:30 PM Ole Miss #21 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Magnolia Bowl) ESPN2 W 14–13   91,613
November 27 1:30 PM at Arkansas #17 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR (Battle for the Golden Boot) CBS L 20–21   55,553
January 1 10:00 AM vs. #9 Texas* Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) FOX L 20–35   70,817
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

LSU Tigers in the 2003 National Football League Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick Overall NFL team
Domanick Davis Running Back 4 4 101 Houston Texans
Bradie James Linebacker 4 6 103 Dallas Cowboys
LaBrandon Toefield Running Back 4 35 132 Jacksonville Jaguars
Norman Lejeune Defensive Back 7 30 244 Philadelphia Eagles

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/2003.htm

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