2019 LSU Tigers football team

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2019 LSU Tigers football
LSU Athletics logo.svg
SEC champion
SEC Western Division champion
Peach Bowl (CFP Semifinal) vs. Oklahoma
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 1
APNo. 1
CFPNo. 1
2019 record13–0 (8–0 SEC)
Head coachEd Orgeron (3rd full year as HC; 4th overall season)
Offensive coordinatorSteve Ensminger (2nd full year as OC; 10th overall season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorDave Aranda (4th season)
Home stadiumTiger Stadium (Capacity: 102,321)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 5 Georgia x   7 1         11 2  
No. 9 Florida   6 2         10 2  
Tennessee   5 3         7 5  
Kentucky   3 5         7 5  
Missouri*   3 5         6 6  
South Carolina   3 5         4 8  
Vanderbilt   1 7         3 9  
West Division
No. 1 LSU x$^   8 0         13 0  
No. 13 Alabama   6 2         10 2  
No. 12 Auburn   5 3         9 3  
Texas A&M   4 4         7 5  
Mississippi State   3 5         6 6  
Ole Miss   2 6         4 8  
Arkansas   0 8         2 10  
Championship: LSU 37, Georgia 10
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * Missouri ineligible for postseason due to NCAA sanctions
As of December 10, 2019; Rankings from College Football Playoff

The 2019 LSU Tigers football team represents Louisiana State University in the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Tigers play their home games at Death Valley in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and compete in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They are led by third-year head coach Ed Orgeron.

Previous season[edit]

The Tigers finished the 2018 season 10–3, 5–3 in SEC play to finish in a tie for second place in the West division. They received an invitation to the Fiesta Bowl where they defeated UCF.

Preseason[edit]

SEC media poll[edit]

The SEC media poll was released on July 19, 2019 with the Tigers predicted to finish in second place in the West Division.[1]

Schedule[edit]

LSU Tigers announced its 2019 football schedule on September 18, 2018.[2] The 2019 schedule consists of 7 home and 5 away games in the regular season.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 316:30 p.m.Georgia Southern*No. 6SECNW 55–397,420
September 76:30 p.m.at No. 9 Texas*No. 6ABCW 45–3898,763
September 146:30 p.m.Northwestern State*No. 4
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
SECNW 65–14100,334
September 2111:00 a.m.at VanderbiltNo. 4SECNW 66–3832,048
October 511:00 a.m.Utah State*No. 5
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
SECNW 42–6100,266
October 127:00 p.m.No. 7 FloridadaggerNo. 5
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry / College GameDay)
ESPNW 42–28102,321
October 192:30 p.m.at Mississippi StateNo. 2CBSW 36–1359,282
October 262:30 p.m.No. 9 AuburnNo. 2
CBSW 23–20102,160
November 92:30 p.m.at No. 3 AlabamaNo. 2CBSW 46–41101,821
November 166:00 p.m.at Ole MissNo. 1ESPNW 58–3753,797
November 236:00 p.m.ArkansasNo. 1
ESPNW 56–20101,173
November 306:00 p.m.Texas A&MNo. 2
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
ESPNW 50–7102,218
December 73:00 p.m.vs. No. 4 GeorgiaNo. 2CBSW 37–1074,150
December 283:00 p.m.vs. No. 4 Oklahoma*No. 1
ESPN
Schedule Source:[3]

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Current staff as of August 17, 2019[4][5][6]

Head Coach Ed Orgeron
Name Position
Ed Orgeron Head coach
Steve Ensminger Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach
Dave Aranda Defensive coordinator/linebackers coach/associate head coach
Joe Brady Passing Game Coordinator/wide receivers coach
James Cregg Offensive line coach/running game coordinator
Mickey Joseph Wide receivers coach
Tommie Robinson Running backs coach/assistant head coach/recruiting coordinator
Bill Johnson Defensive line coach
Corey Raymond Cornerbacks coach
Bill Busch Safeties coach
Greg McMahon Special teams coordinator
Tommy Moffitt Strength and conditioning coordinator

Game summaries[edit]

Georgia Southern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 3 0 0 3
No. 6 Tigers 21 21 10 3 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 6 Tigers 3 17 3 22 45
No. 9 Longhorns 0 7 14 17 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–9–1 2003 Cotton Bowl Classic L, 20–35

Northwestern State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
11–0 Sept. 10, 2011 W, 49–3
Northwestern State at LSU – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Demons 7 7 0014
No. 4 Tigers 3 21 271465

at Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA

  • Date: September 14
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 98 °F (37 °C); clear
  • Game attendance: 100,334
  • TV: SEC Network
  • [1]
Game information

at Vanderbilt[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 4 Tigers 28 10 21 7 66
Commodores 7 10 14 7 38
Overall record Last ten meetings Last meeting Result
22–7–1 9–1 Sept. 11, 2010 W, 27–3

Utah State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 6 0 0 0 6
No. 5 Tigers 7 14 14 7 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 Sept. 8, 2001 W, 31–14

Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 7 Gators 7 14 7 0 28
No. 5 Tigers 7 14 14 7 42
Overall record Last ten meetings Last meeting Result
29–33–3 6–4 Oct. 6, 2018 L, 19–27

at Mississippi State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 2 Tigers 3 19 14 0 36
Bulldogs 0 7 0 6 13
Overall record Last ten meetings Last meeting Result
74–35–3 8–2 Oct. 20, 2018 W, 19–3

Auburn[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 9 AU Tigers 3 7 3 7 20
No. 2 LSU Tigers 0 10 6 7 23
Overall record Last ten meetings Last meeting Result
30–22–1 7–3 Sept. 15, 2018 W, 22–21

at Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 2 Tigers 10 23 0 13 46
No. 3 Crimson Tide 7 6 7 21 41
Overall record Last ten meetings Last meeting Result
25–53–5 2–8 Nov. 3, 2018 L, 0–29

LSU's 46 points were the most points Alabama has surrendered to an opponent at Bryant-Denny Stadium in regulation.

at Ole Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 1 Tigers 14 17 13 14 58
Rebels 0 7 16 14 37
Overall record Last ten meetings Last meeting Result
62–40–4 7–3 Sept. 29, 2018 W, 45–16

Arkansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 3 3 0 14 20
No. 1 Tigers 7 21 21 7 56
Overall record Last ten meetings Last meeting Result
40–22–2 7–3 Nov. 10, 2018 W, 24–17

Texas A&M[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 0 0 7 0 7
No. 2 Tigers 21 10 10 9 50
Overall record Last ten meetings Last meeting Result
33–21–3 7–3 Nov. 24, 2018 L, 72–74 7OT

vs. Georgia (SEC Championship)[edit]

SEC Championship Game
1 234Total
No. 4 Georgia 0 307 10
No. 2 LSU 14 3173 37
  • Date: December 7
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Game start: 3:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 74,150
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Referee: James Carter
  • TV announcers (CBS): Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color), Jamie Erdahl (sideline)
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–13–1 2018 W, 36–16

Statistics

Statistics Georgia LSU
First downs
Total yards
Rushes–yards
Passing yards
Passing: Comp–Att–Int
Time of possession
Team Category Player Statistics
Georgia Passing
Rushing
Receiving
LSU Passing
Rushing
Receiving

vs. Oklahoma (Peach Bowl)[edit]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 6 6 4 4 4 5 5 2 (12) 2 (16) 1 (17) 1 (17) 1 (54) 1 (54) 1 (50) 1 (40) 1 (47)  
Coaches 6 6 5 5 5 6 6 3 (3) 3 (3) 2 (7) 2 (11) 1 (55) 1 (55) 1 (52) 1 (43) 1 (46)  
CFP Not released 2 1 1 2 2 1 Not released

References[edit]

  1. ^ Breiner, Ben (July 19, 2019). "Where South Carolina was picked by the media to finish in the SEC". The State. Columbia, South Carolina. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "LSU Announces 2019 Football Schedule". Louisiana State University Department of Athletics. September 18, 2018. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  3. ^ "2019 LSU Tigers Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "Football Coaches". lsusports.net. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  5. ^ "Source: LSU offers 1-year deal to former long-time Saints defensive line coach Bill Johnson". theadvocate.com. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  6. ^ "Joe Brady bio". lsu sports.net. Retrieved August 17, 2019.