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BOWL RECORD: 23-21-1 | 45 BOWL APPEARANCES

BCS National Championship (2-1) Score Date LSU's MVP(s)
vs. Oklahoma * | Box Score W, 21-14 Jan. 4, 2004 JustinVincent, RB
vs. Ohio State | Box Score W, 38-24 Jan. 7, 2008 Matt Flynn, QB
Ricky Jean-Francois, DT
vs. Alabama | Box Score L, 21-0 Jan. 9, 2012  
Sugar Bowl (6-7) Score Date  
vs. TCU L, 3-2 Jan. 1, 1936  
vs. Santa Clara L, 21-14 Jan. 1, 1937  
vs. Santa Clara L, 6-0 Jan. 1, 1938  
vs. Oklahoma L, 35-0 Jan. 1, 1950  
vs. Clemson | Box Score W, 7-0 Jan. 1, 1959 Billy Cannon, RB
vs. Ole Miss L, 21-0 Jan. 1, 1960  
vs. Syracuse W, 13-10 Jan. 1, 1965 Doug Moreau, FL
vs. Wyoming W, 20-13 Jan. 1, 1968 Glenn Smith, HB
vs. Nebraska L, 28-10 Jan. 1, 1985  
vs. Nebraska L, 30-15 Jan. 1, 1987  
vs. Illinois | Box Score W, 47-23 Jan. 1, 2002 Rohan Davey, QB
vs. Oklahoma (BCS National Championship) * | Box Score W, 21-14 Jan. 4, 2004 JustinVincent, RB
vs. Notre Dame | Box Score W, 41-14 Jan. 3, 2007 JaMarcus Russell, QB
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (5-1)
(formerly Peach; Chick-fil-A)
Score Date  
vs. Florida State | Box Score W, 31-27 Dec. 30, 1968 Mike Hillman, QB
Buddy Millican, DE
vs. Clemson | Box Score W, 10-7 Dec. 28, 1996 Herb Tyler, QB
Anthony McFarland, DT
vs. Georgia Tech | Box Score W, 28-14 Dec. 29, 2000 Rohan Davey, QB
Bradie James, LB
vs. Miami (Fla.) | Box Score W, 40-3 Dec. 30, 2005 Matt Flynn, QB
Melvin Oliver, DE
vs. Georgia Tech | Box Score W, 38-3 Dec. 31, 2008 Jordan Jefferson, QB
Perry Riley, LB
vs. Clemson | Box Score L, 25-24 Dec. 31, 2012 Kevin Minter, LB
Orange Bowl (2-3) Score Date  
vs. Texas A&M W, 19-14 Jan. 1, 1944  
vs. Colorado W, 25-7 Jan. 1, 1962  
vs. Nebraska L, 17-12 Jan. 1, 1971  
vs. Penn State L, 16-9 Jan. 1, 1974  
vs. Nebraska | Box Score L, 21-20 Jan. 1, 1983  
Cotton Bowl (3-1-1) Score Date  
vs. Arkansas T, 0-0 Jan. 1, 1947 Y.A. Tittle, QB
vs. Texas W, 13-0 Jan. 1, 1963 Lynn Amedee, QB
vs. Arkansas W, 14-7 Jan. 1, 1966 Joe LaBruzzo, RB
David McCormick, T
vs. Texas | Box Score L, 35-30 Jan. 1, 2003  
vs. Texas A&M | Box Score W, 41-24 Jan. 7, 2011 Terrence Toliver, WR
Tyrann Mathieu, CB
Independence Bowl (2-0) Score Date  
vs. Michigan State W, 45-26 Dec. 29, 1995 Kevin Faulk, RB
Gabe Northern, DE
vs. Notre Dame W, 27-9 Dec. 28, 1997 Rondell Mealey, RB
Arnold Miller, DE
Sun Bowl (1-1) Score Date  
vs. Iowa State W, 33-15 Dec. 18, 1971 Bert Jones, QB
vs. Stanford L, 24-14 Dec. 31, 1977 Charles Alexander, RB
Bluebonnet Bowl (0-2)
(formerly Astro Bluebonnet)
Score Date  
vs. Baylor L, 14-7 Dec. 21, 1963  
vs. Tennessee L, 24-17 Dec. 30, 1972  
Capital One Bowl (1-2)
(formerly Tangerine and Florida Citrus)
Score Date  
vs. Wake Forest W, 34-10 Dec. 22, 1979 David Woodley, QB
vs. Iowa | Box Score L, 30-25 Jan. 1, 2005  
vs. Penn State | Box Score L, 19-17 Jan. 1, 2010  
Liberty Bowl (0-2) Score Date  
vs. Missouri L, 20-15 Dec. 23, 1978  
vs. Baylor L, 21-7 Dec. 27, 1985  
Outback Bowl (formerly Hall of Fame) (1-1) Score Date  
vs. Syracuse L, 23-10 Jan. 2, 1989  
vs. Iowa | Box Score W, 21-14 Jan. 1, 2014 Jeremy HIll, RB
Gator Bowl (1-0) Score Date  
vs. South Carolina W, 30-13 Dec. 31, 1987 Wendell Davis, WR

* LSU's 2003 BCS National Championship was played in the Sugar Bowl and is included in both its BCS National Championship and Sugar Bowl records above.

LSU Bowl-by-Bowl Recaps

1936 Sugar Bowl
LSU 2
TCU 3

Four days of rain turned an expected passing battle into a punting duel between quarterbacks Sammy Baugh of TCU and LSU's Abe Mickal. The Tigers threatened often, once getting to the six-inch line, but TCU's Taldon Manton kicked a winning 36-yard field goal. LSU scored when All-America end Gaynell Tinsley harassed Baugh into throwing an incompletion in the TCU end zone for an automatic safety.
ATTENDANCE: 35,000

 

1937 Sugar Bowl
Santa Clara 21
LSU 14

Mike the Tiger's first year at LSU ended in an upset by the little-known Broncos. Coach Bernie Moore 's previously undefeated Bengals were never in the ball game, trailing 14-0 after the first period. The Tigers scored their last touchdown late in the game, long after Santa Clara coach Buck Shaw had cleared his bench.
ATTENDANCE: 38,483

1938 Sugar Bowl
Santa Clara 6
LSU 0

A rematch of the 1937 Sugar classic saw the unbeaten Broncos score early and then hold off the Tigers with two goal line stands. It marked the first time in 50 games that an LSU team had been held scoreless. Pinky Rohm was the sparkplug for the Tigers, but LSU could not move on the west coast club.
PASSING: Pinky Rohm, 5 of 15, 63 yards
RUSHING: Cotton Milner, 13 att., 34 yards
RECEIVING: Ken Kavanaugh, 4 rec., 46 yards
ATTENDANCE: 40,000

1944 Orange Bowl
LSU 19
Texas A&M 14

The war-time Tigers went to Miami despite a 5-3 season, thanks largely to the presence of Steve Van Buren. The red-haired sensation ran and passed for two first quarter touchdowns and sewed up the victory with a 63-yard scoring run in the third period. It was Van Buren's 16th touchdown of the season, a mark that stood until Charles Alexander ran for 17 in 1977.
ATTENDANCE: 32,191

1947 Cotton Bowl
LSU 0
Arkansas 0

Shunned by the Sugar Bowl, the 9-1 Tigers marched in the Cotton behind quarterback Y.A. Tittle. But Dallas was pelted with rain, sleet and snow and the scoreless standoff became known as the Ice Bowl. LSU held a 15-1 edge over the Razorbacks in first downs and a 271-54 ad vantage in total yardage. But the afternoon belonged to the weatherman.
ATTENDANCE: 38,000

1950 Sugar Bowl
Oklahoma 35
LSU 0

The Cinderella Tigers brought an 8-1 record to New Orleans only to see the clock strike midnight at the hands of a powerful Bud Wilkinson-coached Sooner team. Darrell Royal quarterbacked unbeaten Oklahoma to two second period touchdowns, and the Tigers could never recover. Charley Pevey quarterbacked LSU, but the Bengals could manage only 38 rushing yards to OU's 286.
ATTENDANCE: 82,000

1959 Sugar Bowl
LSU 7
Clemson 0

Paul Dietzel's great national champions closed LSU's first undefeated, untied season in 50 years with a thrilling victory over Clemson. It was the Bayou Bengals' first Sugar Bowl victory and couldn't have come in a sweeter year. Billy Cannon threw a 9-yard scoring pass to Mickey Mangham in the third quarter, and the Chinese Bandits held Clemson in check for the victory.
PASSING: Warren Rabb, 2 of 7, 33 yards
RUSHING: Billy Cannon, 13 att., 51 yards,
RECEIVING: Mickey Mangham, 2 rec., 33 yards, 1 TD
ATTENDANCE: 80,331

Box Score

1960 Sugar Bowl
Mississippi 21
LSU 0

The regular season thriller won by Billy Cannon's 89-yard punt return proved to be a nightmarish rematch for LSU. Jake Gibbs hit Cowboy Woodruff with a 43-yard touchdown pass just before halftime and the Rebels coasted after that. The Tigers and Heisman Trophy winner Cannon never got inside the Ole Miss 38 the entire game.
PASSING: Durel Matherne, 5 of 9, 53 yards
RUSHING: Billy Cannon, 6 att., 8 yards
RECEIVING: Billy Cannon, 3 rec., 39 yards
ATTENDANCE: 81,141

1962 Orange Bowl
LSU 25
Colorado 7

Amidst rumors that Paul Dietzel was leaving LSU, the Tigers romped behind Earl Gros, Wendell Harris and Jerry Stovall.All-America guard Roy Winston was outstanding as the Go Team, White Team and Chinese Bandits dominated the Buffalos. Charley White Cranford, Jimmy Field and Gene Sykes scored touchdowns for the Tigers as Harris kicked a 30-yard field goal.
PASSING: Lynn Amedee, 6 of 12, 88 yards, 1 TD
RUSHING: Earl Gros, 10 att.,55 yards
RECEIVING: Ray Wilkins, 3 rec.,58 yards, 1 TD
ATTENDANCE: 68,150

1963 Cotton Bowl
LSU 13
Texas 0

The defense-minded Tigers gave Charlie McClendon a victory over the previously undefeated Longhorns in Mac's first bowl appearance as head coach. Lynn Amedee kicked field goals of 23 and 37 yards, and Jimmy Field ran 22 yards for the game's only touchdown. All-Americans Fred Miller and Jerry Stovall joined Amedee as the stars of the game.
PASSING: Jimmy Field, 9 of 13,93 yards
RUSHING: Jerry Stovall, 11 att.,36 yards
RECEIVING: Billy Traux, 3 rec.,49 yards
ATTENDANCE: 75,500

1963 Bluebonnet Bowl
Baylor 14
LSU 7

Don Trull passed the injury-ridden Tigers dizzy, hitting on 26 of 37 passes and rolling up 430 yards in total offense. Still, it took two fourth period touchdowns for the Bears to pull the victory out before 50,000 frozen fans in Houston. Joe Labruzzo ran a kickoff back for 72 yards late in the game, but Baylor held and Trull ended the game still firing away at the Tiger secondary.
PASSING: Billy Ezell, 1 of 5,13 yards
RUSHING: Billy Ezell, 9 att.,30 yards
RECEIVING: Billy Traux, 1 rec.,13 yards
ATTENDANCE: 50,000

1965 Sugar Bowl
LSU 13
Syracuse 10

Billy Ezell and Pat Screen quarterbacked the Tigers to a come from behind victory over the Orangemen. Ezell threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Doug Moreau and then hit Joe Labruzzo on a two-point conversion. Moreau, the game's MVP, kicked a 28-yard field goal for the deciding points. The Tiger defense held the Syracuse running duo of Floyd Little and Jim Nance in check, as LSU defensive tackle George Rice dumped Little for a first half safety.
PASSING: Billy Ezell, 2 of 5, 67 yards, 1 TD
RUSHING: Joe Labruzzo, 10 att., 25 yards
RECEIVING: Doug Moreau, 2 rec., 54 yards, 1 TD
ATTENDANCE: 60,322

1966 Cotton Bowl
LSU 14
Arkansas 7

Pat Screen took over for injured Nelson Stokley and directed the Tigers to a great upset over second-ranked and unbeaten Arkansas. Joe Labruzzo ran three yards for one score and went over from a yard out for the other. The Razorbacks scored on Jon Brittenum's 16-yard pass to Bobby Crockett, but a Jerry Joseph interception stopped the Hogs' last chance in the game and ended a 22-game Arkansas win streak.
PASSING: Pat Screen, 7 of 10, 82 yards
RUSHING: Joe Labruzzo, 21 att., 69 yards, 2 TD
RECEIVING: Billy Masters, 4 rec., 45 yards,
ATTENDANCE: 76,200

1968 Sugar Bowl
LSU 20
Wyoming 13

A topsy-turvy year for the Tigers ended in a come-back win over the previously unbeaten Cowboys.Glenn Smith came off the bench to spark the victory and became the first sophomore in Sugar Bowl history to win the MVP award. Nelson Stokley threw touchdown passes of 35 and 14 yards to Tommy Morel, and Smith ran one yard for the other score on a chilly and rainy New Orleans afternoon.
PASSING: Nelson Stokley, 6 of 20, 91 yards, 1 TD
RUSHING: Glenn Smith, 16 att., 74 yards, 1 TD
RECEIVING: Tommy Morel, 4 rec., 38 yards, 2 TD
ATTENDANCE: 72,858

1968 Peach Bowl
LSU 31
Florida State 27
Box Score

The see-saw contest left the Atlanta crowd limp with enthusiasm as the Tigers moved 61 yards in nine plays behind Mike Hillman for the winning touchdown. Florida State's Bill Cappelman, who threw for three touchdowns, put the ball in the air 41 times and Hillman 30 with Barton Frye's diving deflection in the end zone.Super pass catcher Ron Sellers caught two scoring passes for FSU, but LSU's Tommy Morel made a great clutch reception on the Bengals' winning drive to set up Maurice LeBlanc's two-yard TD run.
PASSING: Mike Hillman, 16 of 29, 229 yards, 2 TDs
RUSHING: Maurice LeBlanc, 14 att., 97 yards
RECEIVING: Tommy Morel, 6 rec., 103 yards
ATTENDANCE: 35,545

1971 Orange Bowl
Nebraska 17
LSU 12

Buddy Lee's 31-yard pass to Al Coffee had given the Tigers a 12-10 lead going into the final period.Mark Lumpkin kicked field goals of 36 and 25 yards for the Bengals, who could not stop Nebraska's winning 67-yard touchdown drive.
PASSING: Buddy Lee, 17 of 32, 182 yards, 1 TD
RUSHING: Bert Jones, 8 att., 54 yards
RECEIVING: Andy Hamilton, 9 rec.,146 yards
ATTENDANCE: 80,699

1971 Sun Bowl
LSU 33
Iowa State 16

Bert Jones completed 12-of-18 passes for 227 yards and three touchdowns as the Tigers routed the Big Eight Cyclones. Jones hit cousin Andy Hamilton six times with passes, once for a touchdown, and scored the clincher himself on a run from six yards out. Jay Michaelson kicked two field goals and caught a touchdown pass for the Bengals.
PASSING: Bert Jones,12 of 18, 227 yards, 3 TDs
RUSHING: Allen Shorey, 12 att., 68 yards
RECEIVING: Andy Hamilton, 6 rec., 165 yards, 1 TD, Long 77 yards
ATTENDANCE: 33,530

1972 Bluebonnet Bowl
Tennessee 24
LSU 17

Tennessee struck for three first half touchdowns and then held off an LSU comeback in the second half, ending when a Bert Jones pass was deflected at the Volunteer 10 with less than two minutes left. UT quarterback Condredge Holloway ran for two scores and passed for another, while Jones and Brad Davis ran for the two Bengal touchdowns. The Vols led 24-3 at the half before the Tigers clawed their way back in the Astrodome.
PASSING: Bert Jones, 7 of 20, 90 yards
RUSHING: Brad Davis, 1 TD
ATTENDANCE: 52,961

1974 Orange Bowl
Penn State 16
LSU 9

The Tigers, in spite of scoring on the first series of the game, were never able to get possession on the Penn State end of the field. Brad Davis was the leading rusher with 70 yards while the vaunted LSU defense held Heisman Trophy winner John Cappelletti to only 50 yards during the encounter.
PASSING: Mike Miley, 5 of 8, 36 yards
RUSHING: Brad Davis,13 att.,54 yards
RECEIVING: Brad Davis,4 rec.,23 yards
ATTENDANCE: 60,477

1977 Sun Bowl
Stanford 24
LSU 14

Charles Alexander won Offensive Player of the Game honors as he set a pair of Sun Bowl rushing records, carrying 31 times for 197 yards, but LSU mistakes and a superb passing attack by the Pac-8 team enabled the westerners to take the victory. LSU scored the second time it had the ball, but Stanford racked up a touchdown and a field goal for a brief lead which LSU topped with a final minute, first half six-pointer to take a 14-10 lead into intermission. The second half was all Stanford as quarterback Guy Benjamin added two more TD passes to his second period strike for the triumph.
PASSING: Steve Ensminger, 7 of 23, 68 yards, 1 TD
RUSHING: Charles Alexander, 31 att.,197 yards, 1 TD, Long 54 yards
RECEIVING: Carlos Carson, 1 rec., 13 yards
ATTENDANCE: 31,318

1978 Liberty Bowl
Missouri 20
LSU 15

It was a case of two separate games: the first half was all Missouri and the second half all LSU. The only trouble was that the Big Eight team put more points on the board in its half than the SEC entry did in its. Missouri piled up a seemingly commanding 20-3 halftime advantage, but Coach Charles McClendon's charges came out firing. Although they were not able to overcome the score, they did pile up 247 yards to 84,and 15 first downs to four for Missouri. All-America tailback Charles Alexander played his last game as a Tiger and made it memorable as he gained 133 yards on 24 carries.
PASSING: David Woodley, 14 of 31, 170 yards
RUSHING: Charles Alexander, 24 att., 133 yards
RECEIVING: Mike Quintella, 6 rec., 81 yards
ATTENDANCE: 53,064

1979 Tangerine Bowl
LSU 34
Wake Forest 10

It was the end of the Cholly Mac era and it was a glorious end! The Tigers were 10 feet off the ground as they dashed out of their dressing room and immediately gave notice it was going to be their night. The first three times they had the ball they drove downfield, scoring two touchdowns and missing the third when they lost a fumble at the goal line. From then on, it was just a matter of what the final score would be.
PASSING: David Woodley, 16 of 26, 273 yards, 1 TD
RUSHING: David Woodley, 10 att., 68 yards, 2 TDs
RECEIVING: Jerry Murphee, 5 rec., 60 yards, 1 TD
ATTENDANCE: 38,666

1983 Orange Bowl
Nebraska 21
LSU 20
Box Score (.pdf)

In one of the most exciting games in LSU history, the Tigers came within an eyelash of upsetting powerful Nebraska. Leading 17-7 late in the third period by virtue of two Dalton Hilliard touchdown runs and a 28-yard Juan Carlos Betanzos field goal, it appeared the Bayou Bengals were on the verge of the upset of the year. But two late touchdowns by the Cornhuskers offset a 49-yard Betanzos field goal, and the Tigers' noble efforts resulted in a one-point heartbreaker.
PASSING: Alan Risher, 14 of 34, 173 yards
RUSHING: Dalton Hilliard,15 att., 22 yards, 2 TDs
RECEIVING: Dalton Hilliard, 3 rec., 51 yards,
ATTENDANCE: 54,407

1985 Sugar Bowl
Nebraska 28
LSU 10

In a remarkable turnaround from a record of 4-7 in 1983, the 8-2-1 LSU Tigers found themselves in the 51st Sugar Bowl Classic under first-year coach Bill Arnsparger. The Tigers were again heavy underdogs to Nebraska, but quickly jumped out to a 10-0 lead behind a Ronnie Lewis field goal and Dalton Hilliard touchdown. After that it was all Cornhuskers. After pulling to within 10-7 at the half, Nebraska went ahead for good early in the third period, then pulled away as Jeff Wickersham threw five interceptions. Hilliard led the Tigers on the ground with 16 carries for 86 yards before a case of flu forced him to the sidelines.
PASSING: Jeff Wickersham, 20 of 37, 221 yards,
RUSHING: Dalton Hilliard , 16 att., 86 yards, 1 T D
RECEIVING: Eric Martin, 5 rec.,58 yards
ATTENDANCE: 75,608

1985 Liberty Bowl
Baylor 21
LSU 7

The Tigers got on the scoreboard first, but that would be all the scoring LSU could muster, as the Baylor defense stopped the Tigers, 21-7 before 40,186 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis. Norman Jefferson provided the LSU heroics with a 79-yard punt return with 5:17 left in the first quarter that would give the Tigers a 7-0 lead. The return would be a Liberty Bowl record and Jefferson's second scoring return in an LSU uniform. Baylor's high-powered offense was able to gain 489 yards against LSU's defense while the Tigers settled for 192 yards. Jeff Wickersham completed 11 of 24 passes for 95 yards while Dalton Hilliard carried 20 times for 66 yards.
PASSING: Jeff Wickersham, 11 of 24, 95 yards, 1 T D
RUSHING: Dalton Hilliard, 20 att., 66 yards
RECEIVING: Garry James, 4 rec., 25 yards
ATTENDANCE: 40,186

1987 Sugar Bowl
Nebraska 30
LSU 15

LSU began its final bowl under coach Bill Arnsparger in impressive fashion, taking the opening kickoff and quickly moving 66 yards for a Harvey Williams touchdown. Nebraska responded with 30 unanswered points to subdue the SEC champion Tigers in the Louisiana Superdome. The loss marked the fourth-straight setback for LSU in postseason bowl games and dropped the Tigers' record to 3-7 in Sugar Bowl games. The Cornhuskers took the lead for good just before halftime when quarterback Steve
Taylor capped a 72-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run, staking Nebraska to a 10-7 advantage en route to earning MVP honors. Nebraska capitalized on two LSU
fourth-quarter turnovers to take a 30-7 lead before Tiger quarterback Tom Hodson threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to flanker Tony Moss and completed a two-point pass to tailback Alvin Lee with 2:01 left in the contest.
PASSING: Tommy Hodson, 14 of 30, 159 yards, 1 TD
RUSHING: Harvey Williams, 12 att., 48 yards, 1 T D
RECEIVING: Wendell Davis, 3 rec., 63 yards
ATTENDANCE: 76,234

1987 Gator Bowl
LSU 30
South Carolina 13

The Tigers closed out Mike Archer's first year as head coach in grand fashion with a resounding 30-13 win over South Carolina. The LSU defense ran the South Carolina offense into confusion, but it was the offense that owned the show as the pitch-and-catch combination of Tommy Hodson and Wendell Davis thrilled the crowd of 82,119. LSU jumped out to a 14-0 lead before the Gamecocks could put a field goal on the board. The Tigers led 20-6 at the half and rolled from there in the second half. Davis -- the game's MVP -- caught nine passes for 132 yards and three touchdowns as Hodson completed 20 of 32 tosses for 224 yards and three scores.

PASSING: Tommy Hodson, 20 of 32, 224 yards, 3 TDs
RUSHING: Eddie Fuller, 14 att., 48 yards
RECEIVING:Wendell Davis, 9 rec., 132 yards, 3 TDs
ATTENDANCE: 82,119

1989 Hall of Fame Bowl
Syracuse 23
LSU 10

The Tigers went to Tampa, Fla., as co-champions of the Southeastern Conference, but came up short in this game as a solid Syracuse offense was spurred by the running
halfback Robert Drummond. A stingy Orangeman defense held the Tigers at bay. Drummond was the offensive star of the game, running for 122 yards on 23 carries
while Tiger quarterback Tommy Hodson was picked off three times by the aggressive Syracuse defenders. A crowd of 51,112 was on hand in Tampa Stadium for this January 2 game that saw Syracuse jump out to a 10-0 lead before the Tigers got a touchdown on the board to make it 10-7 at the half. But the last two quarters belonged to Syracuse as LSU finished its season at 8-4.
PASSING: Tommy Hodson, 16 of 33, 192 yards
RUSHING: Calvin Windom, 7 att., 32 yards, 1 TD
RECEIVING: Tony Moss, 5 rec., 96 yards, Long 43 yards
ATTENDANCE: 51,112

1995 Independence Bowl
LSU 45
Michigan St. 26

The Tigers wrapped up the first year of the Gerry DiNardo era with a 45-26 win over Michigan State before a sellout crowd of 48,835. The teams battled evenly in a first half of big plays that included a 78-ya rd TD pass by Michigan State on the second play of the game, an Eddie Kennison kickoff return for a touchdown for LSU, a Michigan State kickoff return for a touchdown and a 51-yard TD run by Kevin Faulk that contributed to a 24-21 MSU halftime lead. But the Tigers broke it open in the second half with 24 unanswered points, including a fumble return for a touchdown by defensive end Gabe Northern. Northern went on to claim defensive player of the game honors and Faulk rushed for a bowl record 234 yards -- the second most rushing yards by an LSU player -- to capture the offensive MVP award. In all, LSU set or tied 11 Independence Bowl records in the romp.
PASSING: Herb Tyler, 10 of 20,164 yards, 1 TD
RUSHING: Kevin Faulk, 25 att., 234 yards, 2 TDs, Long 68 yards
RECEIVING: Eddie Kennison, 5 rec., 124 yards, 1 TD, Long 49 yards
ATTENDANCE: 48,835

1996 Peach Bowl
LSU 10
Clemson 7
Box Score

Quarterback Herb Tyler led a balanced LSU attack against a stubborn Clemson squad to send the LSU Tigers to a 10-7 win in the Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome. The win gave the Tigers their second straight bowl win and their first 10-win season in nine years. Clemson struck first, taking a 7-0 lead when quarterback Nealon Greene took
the ball in from five yards out after LSU had turned the ball over deep in Clemson territory. But it would be Clemson's only points of the night. In the second quarter, Kevin Faulk capped a seven-play, 80-yard LSU drive with a 3-yard touchdown run and Wade Richey added a 22-yard field goal before intermission for a 10-7 LSU lead at the half that would stand the test of the second half. The game was sealed when LSU's Aaron Adams batted away a 52-yard Clemson field goal try with less than two minutes to play.
PASSING: Herb Tyler, 14 of 21, 163 yards
RUSHING: Kevin Faulk, 23 att., 64 yards, 1 TD
RECEIVING: David Lafleur, 4 rec., 63 yards
ATTENDANCE: 63,622

1997 Independence Bowl
LSU 27
Notre Dame 9

Rondell Mealey electrified a frigid Independence Bowl crowd with a 222-yard rushing performance to pace LSU to a convincing 27-9 win over Notre Dame, avenging
a loss to the Irish during the regular season. Mealey subbed for starter Kevin Faulk who was injured early in the game and didn't miss a beat. The teams exchanged field goals early before the LSU touchdown surge began. Scott Cengia hit field goals of 33 and 21 yards for the Irish in the first half while Wade Richey booted a 37-yarder for a 6-3 Notre Dame lead at the half. Richey added a 42-yarder early in the second half before LSU's Herb Tyler hit Abram Booty with a 12-yard scoring strike for a 13-6 Tiger lead. Cengia hit one more field goal, a 33-yarder early in the fourth quarter, but the Irish would score no more. Mealey scored twice in the final period on runs of two and one yard to send LSU to victory before a nationally televised game on ESPN.
PASSING: Herb Tyler, 5 of 12, 61 yards, 1 TD
RUSHING: Rondell Mealey, 34 att., 222 yards, 2 TDs, Long 78 yds.
RECEIVING: Abram Booty, 5 rec., 61 yards, 1 TD
ATTENDANCE: 50,459

2000 Peach Bowl
LSU 28
Georgia Tech 14
Box Score

Rohan Davey came off the bench in the second half to lead the Tigers to a 28-14 come-from-behind win over Georgia Tech in the Peach Bowl. Trailing 14-3 at halftime, Davey started the second half and led the Tigers to a TD on the first possession. In all, Davey threw three second half TD passes, tying an LSU bowl record, and he finished the contest with 17 completions in 25 attempts for 174 yards. Davey hit wideout Josh Reed on a 9-yard scoring pass early in the fourth quarter to give the Tigers the lead for good at 17-14. Reed finished the game with nine receptions for 96 yards, while fullback Tommy Banks capped his senior season with two TD receptions
and a career-best seven catches for 71 yards. Georgia Tech entered the contest with only 12 turnovers all season, however the Tiger defense forced the Yellow Jackets into six turnovers, including four fumbles.
PASSING: Rohan Davey, 17 of 25, 174 yards, 3 TDs
RUSHING: LaBrandon Toefield, 22 att., 78 yards
RECEIVING: Josh Reed, 9 rec., 96 yards, 1 TD
ATTENDANCE: 73,614

2002 Sugar Bowl
LSU 47
Illinois 34
Box Score

LSU's high-powered offense led by quarterback Rohan Davey and Josh Reed proved to be too much for seventh-ranked Illinois as the Tigers rolled to a 47-34 win over the Fighting Illini. The win marked LSU's first New Year's Day bowl victory since a win over Wyoming in the 1968 Sugar Bowl. LSU scored 34 first half points as the Tigers led from start to finish in the contest. For the game, Davey passed for a Sugar Bowl record 444 yards by connecting of 31 of 53 attempts. Davey also added three TD passes for the Tigers. Davis rushed for 122 yards and four touchdowns, while Reed caught 14 passes for 239 yards, both Sugar Bowl records, and a pair of touchdowns in what proved to be his final game in an LSU uniform. As a unit, LSU racked up a Sugar Bowl record 595 yards of total offense and the Tigers' 34 first half points were the most-ever points in a half a Sugar Bowl contest. In all, LSU set eight Sugar Bowl marks in the victory.
PASSING: Rohan Davey 31 of 53,444 yards, 3 TDs
RUSHING: Domanick Davis,28 att.,122 yards, 4 TDs
RECEIVING: Josh Reed,14 rec.,239 yards, 2 TDs
ATTENDANCE: 77,688

2003 Cotton Bowl
LSU 20
Texas 35
Box Score

LSU and Texas met on the gridiron for the first time since the 1963 Cotton Bowl and the two teams put on quite a show before a sellout crowd of over 70,000 fans in Dallas.
Despite holding only a 10-7 lead after the first quarter, the Tigers dominated the first 15 minutes of the contest. In the first quarter alone, LSU racked up 187 yards of offense compared to zero for the Longhorns. In that first quarter, LSU ran 30 plays for 187 yards, compared to only three plays for zero net yards for the Longhorns. In all, LSU held the ball for just over 13 minutes in the first quarter, while Texas had it for less than two minutes. After a dominating first quarter, the Tigers stretched their lead to 17-7 early in the second quarter on a 10-ya rd run by Domanick Davis. Texas responded with a pair of TDs to take a 21-17 lead at halftime. LSU's offense never got back on track in the second half as the Tigers managed just a fourth quarter field goal in falling to the Longhorns, 35-20. LSU finished with 441 yards of offense, with 310 coming in the first half, while Texas had 382 yards of offense.
PASSING: Marcus Randall, 19 of 45, 193 yards, 1 TD
RUSHING: Domanick Davis, 13 att., 85 yards, 1 TD
RECEIVING: Michael Clayton, 6 rec., 88 yards
ATTENDANCE: 70,817

2004 Sugar Bowl
LSU 21
Oklahoma 14
Box Score

Behind a suffocating defense that limited the nation's top scoring offense to only 154 yards, the Tigers claimed their second national title in football with a 21-14 win over Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl. The victory in the BCS National Championship contest marked LSU's first national title since 1958 and also sent the Tigers, champions of the Southeastern Conference, to a final overall record of 13-1. Running back Justin Vincent earned MVP honors for the game, rushing for 117 yards and one touchdown in leading the Tigers to the victory. Vincent opened the contest with a 64-yard run on the game's first play, opening the door for what appeared to be an early LSU TD. However, quarterback Matt Mauck fumbled the snap on first-and-goal at the 1-yard line to halt the Tiger drive. The Tigers did score on their next possession, which was setup by a Corey Webster interception that gave LSU the ball at the OU 32-yare line. Three plays later, Skyler Green went 24-yards on an end-around, giving the Tigers a 7-0 advantage. The Sooners tied the game at 7-7 midway through the second quarter on a 1-yard plunge by Kejuan Jones, which was setup by a blocked punt. The Tigers led 14-7 at halftime following an 18-yard run by Vincent. LSU struck again early in the second half as Marcus Spears returned an interception 20 yards for a TD just 47 seconds into the third quarter, giving the Tigers a 21-7 advantage. A defensive struggle continued for most of the second half before the Sooners pulled to within 21-14 on another 1-yard run by Jones with just over 11 minutes left in the contest. The teams traded possessions for the next five minutes before the Sooners mounted a drive deep inside LSU territory. OU had first-and-10 at the LSU 12-yard line before the Tigers turned the Sooners away on four straight plays, including a fourth-and-10 situation with 2:52 to play. After another three and out for the Tigers on offense, the Sooners had one final chance. However, the Tigers held the Sooners at bay, sacking quarterback Jason White on fourth-and-10 to secure the victory and the school's first national title in football in 45 years. Defensively, linebacker Lionel Turner led LSU with nine tackles, including a pair of sacks, one of which came on the last offensive play of the game for the Sooners. In all, LSU recorded five sacks in the contest and held the Sooners to only 54 yards rushing.

LSU 7 7 7 0 -- 21
Oklahoma 0 7 0 7 -- 14

Scoring Summary
LSU 11:38 1Q Green 24 run (Gaudet kick)
OU 7:31 2Q K. Jones 1 run (Dicarlo kick)
LSU 4:21 2Q Vincent 18 run (Gaudet kick)
LSU 14:13 3Q Spears 20 interception return (Gaudet kick)
OU 11:01 4Q K. Jones 1 run (Dicarlo kick)

LSU Leaders
Rushing Att. Yards TD Lg.
Justin Vincent 16 117 1 64
Matt Mauck 14 27 0 11

Passing Att. Comp. Int. Yards TD Lg.
Matt Mauck 22 13 2 124 0 23

Receiving No. Yards TD Lg
Michael Clayton 4 38 0 18
David Jones 3 54 0 29
Devery Henderson 2 24 0 21
Skyler Green 2 23 0 23

2005 Capital One Bowl
Iowa 30
LSU 25
Box Score

Just when it looked as though coach Nick Saban would go out a winner at LSU, the Iowa Hawkeyes came up with a miracle finish to claim the 2005 Capital One Bowl, 30-25. Iowa's QB Drew Tate threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to WR Warren Holloway on the final play to stun LSU, which had taken a 25-24 lead just seconds before when QB JaMarcus Russell hit WR Skyler Green for the go ahead touchdown. That LSU touchdown capped a 12-point comeback in the fourth quarter. The Tigers trailed 24-12 with 12:48 to play before Russell connected with Green for the first of two scores with 8:21 to play. Prior to the late offensive rally, LSU has seen PK Chris Jackson kick a 29-yard and a 47-yard field goal and RB Alley Broussard score on a 74-yard run in the second quarter. Iowa led 14-12 at halftime.
PASSING: JaMarcus Russell, 12 of 15, 128 yards, 2 TD
RUSHING: Alley Broussard, 13 att., 109 yards, 1 TD
RECEIVING: Dwayne Bowe, 8 rec., 122 yards, 0 TD
Attendance: 70,229

2005 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
LSU 40
Miami (Fla.) 3
Box Score

Matt Flynn, subbing for an injured JaMarcus Russell, threw for 196 yards and a pair of touchdowns in leading 10th-ranked LSU to its most lopsided bowl victory ever in a 40-3 win over ninth-ranked Miam in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Joseph Addai, playing in his final game in an LSU uniform, rushed for 130 yards and a score, as the Tigers dominated the final three quarters of the contest. With the scored tied at 3-3 at the end of the first quarter, the Tiger defense took over as LSU limited the Hurricanes to just two first downs and only 38 yards of offense over the final three quarters of the game. In all, Miami managed only six first downs and 153 yards of offense in the contest as LSU put together its most complete game of the season. With the Tiger defense holding the Hurricane offense at bay, the LSU offense came alive in the second quarter, first with a 51-yard TD pass from Flynn to Craig Davis. After a 47-yard field goal by Chris Jackson that put LSU up 13-3, the Tigers went on a 9-play drive just before the break, capped with a 4-yard pass from Flynn to Addai to stretch the lead to 20-3 at halftime. The game was never in question after that as the Tigers added a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter followed by a pair of field goals in the fourth quarter. For the contest, LSU piled up 468 yards offense, including 272 yards on the ground. Flynn, starting for the first time in his career, earned offensive MVP honors, while Melvin Oliver was named the game’s defensive MVP after recording five tackles, two tackles for losses and a sack.
Passing: Matt Flynn 13-22, 196 yards, 2 TD
Rushing: Joseph Addai 130 yards, 1 TD
Receiving: Craig Davis 5-99 yards, 1 TD
Attendance: 65,620

2007 Allstate Sugar Bowl
LSU 41
Notre Dame 14
Box Score

JaMarcus Russell threw for 332 yards and a pair of touchdowns and the Tiger defense shut down Notre Dame’s potent offensive attack in a 41-14 win over the Irish in the 2007 Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. In a game that featured two of the nation’s top quarterbacks in Russell and Brady Quinn, it was the LSU quarterback who held the upperhand, outplaying his Notre Dame counterpart. In one of his best overall performances as a Tiger, Russell accounted for nearly 350 yards of offense and three LSU scores, including two in the first half as the Tigers led 21-14 at halftime. For the game, Russell completed 21 of 34 passes, while Quinn was just 15 of 35 with two interceptions. LSU wasted little time in taking control of the game as the Tigers needed only two plays to take a 7-0 lead. LSU’s first points of the game came following a Notre Dame possession that saw the Irish unsuccessfully fake a point from deep in their own territory. After another defensive stop by the Tigers, LSU went 80 yards on eight plays, capped with a Russell-to-Dwayne Bowe 11-yard TD pass for a 14-0 advantage. The Irish scored on its next possession to cut the margin to 14-7 at the end of the first quarter. The Irish then knotted up the contest at 14-14 late in the second quarter on a Quinn TD pass. The Tigers came right back, though, taking a 21-14 advantage just before halftime on a 5-yard run by Russell. Russell’s TD run was set up when the quarterback connected with Early Doucet on a 58-yard pass down to the Irish 5-yard line. LSU built on that momentum in the second half as the Tigers 13 straight points to open the third quarter to extend the lead to 34-14. Notre Dame never could recover as the Tiger tacked on another TD in the fourth quarter for the final margin. For the game, LSU racked up 577 yards of total offense compared to just 291 for the Irish. Other standouts for the Tigers included Doucet with eight catches for 115 yards and Keiland Williams with 107 yards and two rushing TDs. Defensively, Landry Landry and Chevis Jackson each had six tackles for the Tigers.
Passing: JaMarcus Russell 21-34, 332 yards, 2 TDs
Rushing: Keiland Williams, 105 yards, 2 TDs
Receiving: Early Doucet 8-115 yards
Attendance: 77,781

2008 BCS National Championship
LSU 38
Ohio State 24
Box Score

Matt Flynn tied a school-record with four TD passes as LSU overcame an early 10-0 deficit to post a 38-24 win over top-ranked Ohio State in the BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans. The victory capped a 12-2 season for the Tigers as LSU won its second BCS title in five years and the school’s third overall national championship in football. After spotting the Buckeyes a 10-0 first quarter advantage, the Tigers dominated the rest of the way. LSU outscored Ohio State 31-0 over a span that stretched from late in the first quarter to midway through the third quarter. The Tigers dominated the second quarter, scoring on three straight possessions to take a 24-10 lead. LSU’s tied the score on a 10-yard TD pass from Flynn to Richard Dickson. Ricky Jean-Francois blocked a 28-yard field goal attempt by the Buckeyes minutes later to put the momentum back in favor of the Tigers. LSU scored 10 plays later when Flynn connected with Brandon LaFell on a 10-yard strike to give the Tigers the lead for good at 17-10 at the 7:25 mark The Tigers led 24-10 at halftime when Jacob Hester scored on a 1-yard plunge that was setup by a Chevis Jackson interception. LSU’s lead went to 31-10 on a 4-yard TD reception by Early Doucet at the 9:04 mark in the third quarter. Ohio State pulled to within 31-17 late in the third quarter before the Tigers put the game away with a 5-yard TD pass from Flynn to Dickson with 1:50 left in the game.
Passing: Matt Flynn 19-27, 174 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing: Jacob Hester, 21 attempts, 86 yards, 1 TD
Receiving: Early Doucet 7 receptions, 51 yards, 1 TD
Attendance: 73,832

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th   Final
LSU
3
21
7
7
-
38
Ohio St.
10
0
7
7
-
24

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
13:34 OSU - Wells, Chris 65 yd run (Pretorius, Ryan kick)
4 plays, 77 yards, TOP 1:26
LSU 0 - OSU 7
9:12 OSU - Pretorius, Ryan 25 yd field goal
5 plays, 51 yards, TOP 2:51
LSU 0 - OSU 10
2:21 LSU - Colt David 32 yd field goal
14 plays, 65 yards, TOP 6:51
LSU 3 - OSU 10

2nd Quarter
13:00 LSU - Richard Dickson 13 yd pass from Matt Flynn (Colt David kick)
7 plays, 84 yards, TOP 2:07
LSU 10 - OSU 10
7:25 LSU - Brandon LaFell 10 yd pass from Matt Flynn (Colt David kick)
10 plays, 66 yards, TOP 3:28
LSU 17 - OSU 10
4:16 LSU - Jacob Hester 1 yd run (Colt David kick)
5 plays, 24 yards, TOP 2:02
LSU 24 - OSU 10

3rd Quarter
9:04 LSU - Early Doucet 4 yd pass from Matt Flynn (Colt David kick)
14 plays, 80 yards, TOP 5:56
LSU 31 - OSU 10
1:38 OSU - Robiskie, Brian 5 yd pass from Boeckman, Todd (Pretorius, Ryan kick)
4 plays, 11 yards, TOP 2:06
LSU 31 - OSU 17

4th Quarter
1:50 LSU - Richard Dickson 5 yd pass from Matt Flynn (Colt David kick)
9 plays, 53 yards, TOP 3:53
LSU 38 - OSU 17
1:13 OSU - Hartline, Brian 15 yd pass from Boeckman, Todd (Pretorius, Ryan kick)
4 plays, 54 yards, TOP 0:37
LSU 38 - OSU 24

2008 Chick-fil-A Bowl
LSU 38
Georgia Tech 3
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Defense Shuts Down Triple-Option As Tigers Wreck Georgia Tech, 38-3
LSU’s defense shut down Georgia Tech’s triple-option attack and the Tiger offense was nearly flawless in a 38-3 win over the 14th-ranked Yellow Jackets in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Jordan Jefferson, who was making just his second career start, threw for 142 yards and a score, while Charles Scott rushed for 65 yards and 3 TDs as the Tigers led from start to finish. The Tigers set the tone early, driving 60 yards on seven plays on the opening possession of the game to take a 7-0 lead. Georgia Tech would score its only points on a 24-yard field goal late in the first quarter. The second quarter belonged to LSU as the Tigers scored 28 unanswered points during that frame to take a 35-3 lead at halftime. LSU’s second quarter outburst was aided by outstanding special teams play by the Tigers. After taking a 14-3 lead on a 4-yard run by Scott, LSU recovered its on-side kick on the ensuing change of possession. After a 3-and-out by the Tigers, LSU forced a fumble on a Tech punt return, re-gaining possession at the Yellow Jacket 19-yard line. LSU scored six plays later on a 1-yard run by Scott to take a 21-3 lead. On Tech’s next possession, the Tigers stuffed a fake punt attempt by the Yellow Jackets, giving LSU the ball on the Georgia Tech 24-yard line. The Tigers need just two plays to score as Jefferson connected with Richard Dickson for a 25-yard TD, stretching the lead to 28-3. LSU added a final TD just before halftime when Keiland Williams raced 17 yards for a score. LSU tacked on a field goal in the third quarter for the final points of the game. LSU’s defense played its best game of the season, holding the Yellow Jackets to 314 yards, which included just 164 rushing yards, some 120 yards below their season average. In the decisive second quarter, LSU limited Georgia Tech to just 45 yards of offense and only three first downs. Jefferson was named the offensive MVP of the game, while LB Perry Riley was the game’s defensive MVP after registering 11 tackles, including one tackle for a loss.

Passing: Jordan Jefferson, 16-25, 142 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Rushing: Charles Scott, 15 attempts, 65 yards, 3 TD
Receiving: Richard Dickson, 5 receptions, 45 yards, 1 TD
Attendance: 71,423

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th   Final
LSU
7
28
3
0
-
38
Georgia Tech
3
0
0
0
-
3

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
11:58 LSU - Charles Scott 2 yd run (Colt David kick)
7 plays, 60 yards, TOP 3:02
LSU 7 - GT 0
1:03 GT - Blair, S. 24 yd field goal
13 plays, 60 yards, TOP 7:05
LSU 7 - GT 3

2nd Quarter
12:08 LSU - Charles Scott 4 yd run (Colt David kick)
8 plays, 76 yards, TOP 3:49
LSU 14 - GT 3
8:27 LSU - Charles Scott 1 yd run (Colt David kick)
6 plays, 19 yards, TOP 2:53,
LSU 21 - GT 3
5:21 LSU - Richard Dickson 25 yd pass from Jo. Jefferson (Colt David kick)
2 plays, 24 yards, TOP 1:23
LSU 28 - GT 3
1:27 LSU - Keiland Williams 17 yd run (Colt David kick)
4 plays, 42 yards, TOP 1:45
LSU 35 - GT 3

3rd Quarter
1:56 LSU - Colt David 53 yd field goal
4 plays, -14 yards, TOP 1:38
LSU 38 - GT 3

2010 Capital One Bowl
#11 Penn State 19
#13 LSU 17
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Penn State Slips Past LSU in Capital One Bowl
For the second time in as many trips to the Capital One Bowl, the No. 13 LSU football team watched a victory slip away in the final minute. No. 11-ranked Penn State hit a game-winning field goal with 57 seconds to play to hand head coach Les Miles his first bowl loss at LSU, 19-17. LSU (9-4) scored two touchdowns in 3:02 to overcome a 13-point deficit and take a 17-16 fourth-quarter lead. With 6:54 to play, Penn State (11-2) answered with a 12-play, 65-yard drive that took 5:57 off the clock and regained the lead. The Tigers' final drive ended at the Penn State 33-yard line. The loss broke LSU's 24-game non-conference winning streak that began after the 2005 Capital One Bowl loss to Iowa (30-25) on a 56-yard last-second touchdown pass. Miles fell to 24-1 in non-conference games.

Passing: Jordan Jefferson, 13-24, 202 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Stevan Ridley, 12 attempts, 13 yards, 1 TD
Receiving: Terrence Toliver, 6 receptions, 81 yards; Brandon LaFell, 5 receptions, 87 yards, 1 TD
Attendance: 63,025

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th   Final
Penn State

7

6
3
3
-
19
LSU
0
3
7
7
-
17

Scoring Summary:

1st Quarter
1:54 PSU - Moye, Derek 37 yd pass from Clark, Daryll (Wagner, Collin kick)
4 plays, 58 yards, TOP 1:28
PSU 7 - LSU 0

2nd Quarter
14:15 LSU - Josh Jasper 25 yd field goal
7 plays, 39 yards, TOP 2:35
PSU 7 - LSU 3
5:29 PSU - Wagner, Collin 26 yd field goal
10 plays, 46 yards, TOP 4:34
PSU 10 - LSU 3
0:04 PSU - Wagner, Collin 18 yd field goal
7 plays, 22 yards, TOP 3:44
PSU 13 - LSU 3

3rd Quarter
2:27 PSU - Wagner, Collin 20 yd field goal
7 plays, 17 yards, TOP 2:17
PSU 16 - LSU 3
0:13 LSU - Brandon LaFell 24 yd pass from Jo. Jefferson (Josh Jasper kick)
4 plays, 47 yards, TOP 2:09
PSU 16 - LSU 10

4th Quarter
12:49 LSU - Stevan Ridley 1 yd run (Josh Jasper kick)
5 plays, 51 yards, TOP 1:32
PSU 16 - LSU 17
0:57 PSU - Wagner, Collin 21 yd field goal
12 plays, 65 yards, TOP 5:57
PSU 19 - LSU 17

2011 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic
#11 LSU 41
#18 Texas A&M 24
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LSU Runs Past Texas A&M, 41-24, In Cotton Bowl
LSU rushed for a season-high 288 yards and quarterback Jordan Jefferson accounted for four touchdowns as the 11th-ranked Tigers overcame a slow start to post a 41-24 win over 18th-ranked Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl in Cowboys Stadium. LSU spotted the Aggies an early 10-0 lead before getting on track offensively. Once the Tigers got going, they were hard to stop as LSU scored 28 first half points in taking a 28-17 lead at halftime. Jefferson accounted for three first half touchdowns, including a 42-yard TD pass to Terrence Toliver that pulled the Tigers to with 10-7 and then a 2-yard TD strike to Toliver at the 1:27 mark in the second quarter that gave the Tigers a 28-17 lead at intermission. Jefferson added a 1-yard TD run in the second quarter that gave LSU its first lead of the game, 14-10, at the 10:13 mark. LSU stretched its lead to 35-17 just three minutes into the second half when Jefferson connected with Toliver for a third touchdown, this one covering 41-yards. The Aggies added a TD early in the fourth quarter to pull to within 35-24, but a pair of Josh Jasper field goals in the final six minutes of the contest put the game away for the Tigers. LSU's defense forced four Texas A&M turnovers - three interceptions and one fumble - and held the Aggies to only 114 total yards in the second half. Freshman defensive back Tyrann Mathieu was named the defensive MVP of the game after leading the Tigers with seven tackles, one sack for an 8-yard loss as well as forced three turnovers - 1 interception and 2 fumbles. Toliver earned offensive MVP honors with five receptions for 112 yards and a career-best three touchdowns. LSU had two running backs go over the 100-yard mark with Stevan Ridley going for 105 yards and a score and Spencer Ware finishing with a career-best 102 yards on just 10 carries. Jefferson completed 10-of-19 passes for 158 yards and added 67 rushing yards and one TD in what was the best overall game of his career. With the win, LSU finished 11-2 overall and was ranked No. 8 in the final national polls.

Passing: Jordan Jefferson, 10-19, 158 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Stevan Ridley, 24 attempts, 105 yards, 1 TD; Spencer Ware, 10 attempts, 102 yards
Receiving: Terrence Toliver, 5 receptions, 112 yards, 3 TD
Attendance: 83,514

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th   Final
LSU
7
21
7
6
-
41
Texas A&M
10
7
0
7
-
24

Scoring Summary:

1st Quarter
13:01 Texas A&M - Nwachukwu, U. 6 yd pass from Tannehill, Ryan (Bullock, Randy kick)
5 plays, 31 yards, TOP 1:59
Texas A&M 7 - LSU 0
5:03 Texas A&M - Bullock, Randy 39 yd field goal
9 plays, 76 yards, TOP 2:52
Texas A&M 10 - LSU 0
1:48 LSU T. Toliver 42 yd pass from Jo. Jefferson (Josh Jasper kick)
8 plays, 80 yards, TOP 3:15
Texas A&M 10 - LSU 7

2nd Quarter
10:13 LSU Jo. Jefferson 1 yd run (Josh Jasper kick)
9 plays, 65 yards, TOP 4:35
LSU 14 - Texas A&M 10
7:44 Texas A&M Nwachukwu,U. 14 yd pass from Gray, Cyrus (Bullock, Randy kick)
7 plays, 78 yards, TOP 2:23
Texas A&M 17 - LSU 14
4:43 LSU Stevan Ridley 17 yd run (Josh Jasper kick)
7 plays, 67 yards, TOP 2:52
LSU 21 - Texas A&M 17
1:27 LSU T. Toliver 2 yd pass from Jo. Jefferson (Josh Jasper kick)
3 plays, 2 yards, TOP 0:52 28 - 17
LSU 28 - Texas A&M 17

3rd Quarter
12:06 LSU T. Toliver 41 yd pass from Jo. Jefferson (Josh Jasper kick)
5 plays, 67 yards, TOP 2:47 35 - 17
LSU 35 - Texas A&M 17

4th Quarter
10:04 Texas A&M McNeal, Kenric 4 yd pass from Tannehill, Ryan (Bullock, Randy kick)
13 plays, 73 yards, TOP 4:56 35 - 24
LSU 35 - Texas A&M 24
6:12 LSU Josh Jasper 50 yd field goal
7 plays, 19 yards, TOP 3:51 38 - 24
LSU 38 - Texas A&M 24
3:04 LSU Josh Jasper 26 yd field goal
7 plays, 19 yards, TOP 2:30 41 - 24
LSU 41 - Texas A&M 24

 

2012 BCS National Championship
#1 LSU  0
#2 Alabama 21
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Passing: Jordan Jefferson, 11-17, 53 yds., 0 TD, 1 INT, 4 sacks
Rushing: Kenny Hilliard 5 attempts, 16 yards; Jordan Jefferson 14 attempts, 15 yards
Receiving: Odell Beckham Jr., 5 receptions, 38 yards
Attendance: 78,237

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th   Final
Alabama
3
6
6
6
-
21
LSU
0
0
0
0
-
0

Scoring Summary:

1st Quarter
5:00 Alabama - Shelley,Jeremy 23 yd field goal
5 plays, 20 yards, TOP 1:54, Alabama 3 - LSU 0

2nd Quarter
4:18 Alabama - Shelley,Jeremy 34 yd field goal
11 plays, 58 yards, TOP 6:12, Alabama 6 - LSU 0
0:00 Alabama - Shelley,Jeremy 41 yd field goal
9 plays, 52 yards, TOP 1:59, Alabama 9 - LSU 0

3rd Quarter
12:49 Alabama - Shelley,Jeremy 35 yd field goal
6 plays, 50 yards, TOP 2:11, Alabama 12 - LSU 0
0:22 Alabama - Shelley,Jeremy 44 yd field goal
6 plays, 20 yards, TOP 3:01, Alabama 15 - LSU 0

4th Quarter
4:36 Alabama - Richardson,T. 34 yd run (Shelley,Jeremy kick failed)
4 plays, 50 yards, TOP 1:39, Alabama 21 - LSU 0

After enduring a brutal schedule unblemished, No. 1 LSU (13-1) suffered its first loss in a BCS bowl, as No. 2 Alabama claimed the 2011 BCS National Championship, 21-0, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Alabama (12-1) set a bowl record with five field goals and added a 33-yard touchdown run by Trent Richardson in the final minutes to stake a claim to its 14th national title. LSU, which never found the spark to get its offense in gear, saw its 14-game winning streak snapped after defeating eight ranked opponents in the regular season and holding the No. 1 ranking since Sept. 24. The Tigers had defeated No. 2 Alabama on Nov. 5, 9-6 in overtime, in Tuscaloosa before finishing the regular season with come-from-behind victories over No. 3 Arkansas and No. 12 Georgia to win its 11th SEC Championship. However, there was no room for error, as a stingy Tide defense coupled with untimely penalties and fumbled snaps left LSU short of its ultimate goal. LSU fell to 4-1 in BCS bowl games. The Southeastern Conference won the BCS title for the sixth-straight season, while suffering its first loss at the same time in the all-SEC BCS Championship game.

2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl
#8 LSU 24
#14 Clemson 25
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Passing: Zach Mettenberger 14 of 23 passing, 120 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Jeremy Hill 12 attempts, 124 yards, 2 TD's
Receiving: Jarvis Landry, 4 rec., 37 yds., 1 TD; Odell Beckham Jr., 3 rec., 40 yds.
Attendance: 68,027

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th   Final
LSU
7
7
10
0
-
24
Clemson
7
6
0
12
-
25

Scoring Summary:

1st Quarter
14:05 LSU - Jeremy Hill 17 yd run (Drew Alleman kick),
2 plays, 23 yards, TOP 0:24, LSU 7 - Clemson 0
9:46 Clemson - Tajh Boyd 11 yd run (Chandler Catanzaro kick)
11 plays, 75 yards, TOP 4:19, LSU 7 - Clemson 7

2nd Quarter
13:12 LSU - Jarvis Landry 6 yd pass from Z. Mettenberger (Drew Alleman kick)
8 plays, 65 yards, TOP 4:03, LSU 14 - Clemson 7
5:43 Clemson - DeAndre Hopkins 11 yd pass from Tajh Boyd (Chandler Catanzaro kick blockd)
8 plays, 70 yards, TOP 3:12, LSU 14 - Clemson 13

3rd Quarter
14:43 LSU - Jeremy Hill 57 yd run (Drew Alleman kick)
1 play, 57 yards TOP 0:10, LSU 21 - Clemson 13
4:49 LSU - Drew Alleman 20 yd field goal
6 plays, 26 yards, TOP 2:45, LSU 24 - Clemson 13

4th Quarter
9:26 Clemson - Chandler Catanzaro 26 yd field goal
13 plays, 63 yards, TOP 5:26, LSU 24 - Clemson 16
2:47 Clemson - DeAndre Hopkins 12 yd pass from Tajh Boyd (Tajh Boyd pass failed)
11 plays, 77 yards, TOP 4:21, LSU 24 - Clemson 22
0:00 Clemson - Chandler Catanzaro 37 yd field goal
10 plays, 60 yards, TOP 1:39, LSU 24 - Clemson 25

Clemson Beats LSU On Last-Second Field Goal in Chick-fil-a Bowl, 25-24
Clemson PK Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired as 14th-ranked Clemson rallied for a 25-24 win over eighth-ranked LSU in the Chick-fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. LSU took a 24-13 lead into the fourth quarter before Clemson scored 12 unanswered points in the final 10 minutes of the contest for the come-from-behind victory. LSU finished the season with a 10-3 overall record as the Tigers won double-digit games for the sixth time in eight years under Miles. LSU lost in the Chick-fil-A Bowl for the first time, falling to 5-1 all-time in the contest. LSU never trailed in the game until the final score as LSU forced a Clemson fumble on the second play of the game and responded with a 17-yard TD run by Jeremy Hill for a 7-0 advantage. After Clemson tied the next on its next possession, LSU regained the lead at 14-7 on a 6-yard TD pass from Zach Mettenberger to Jarvis Landry early in the second quarter. Clemson scored a TD with just under nine minutes left in the first half, but LSU DT Bennie Logan blocked the extra-point as LSU kept the lead, 14-13. LSU extended the lead to 21-13 on the first play of the second half as Hill ran 57 yards for a touchdown. Hill's TD was setup by 43-yard kickoff return from Michael Ford. The teams traded possessions for the next seven minutes before Drew Alleman kicked a 20-yard field goal, stretching the LSU advantage to 24-13. The score remained the way until the 9:26 mark when Clemson kicked a 26-yard field goal to pull to within 24-16. After a 3-and-out possession for LSU, Clemson went 77 yards on 11 plays to shrink the LSU lead to 24-22 on a TD pass from Tahj Boyd to Andre Hopkins. Clemson's two-point conversion attempt was no good. LSU went 3-and-out on its next possession, setting up Clemson's game-winning scoring drive, one that had the Tigers converting on a fourth-and-16 with just over a minute left in the contest. Clemson drove to the LSU 20-yard where Catanzaro kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to cap the comeback. For the game, Clemson racked up 32 first downs and 445 total yards (99 rushing, 346 passing), while LSU managed just nine first downs and 219 total yards (99 rushing, 120 passing). Hill led LSU with 124 yards and 2 TDs on 12 carries, while Mettenberger completed 14-of-23 passes for 120 yards and 1 TD. 

2014 Outback Bowl
#14 LSU 21
Iowa 14
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Passing: Anthony Jennings - 7 of 19 passing, 82 yards, 1 INT
Rushing: Jeremy Hill - 28 attempts, 216 yards, 2 TD
Receiving: Odell Beckham Jr. - 2 rec., 35 yds.; Jarvis Landry, 2 rec., 21 yds.
Attendance: 51,296

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th   Final
Iowa
0
0
7
7
-
14
LSU
7
7
0
7
-
21

Scoring Summary:

1st Quarter
10:59 LSU - Anthony Jennings 2 yd run (Colby Delahoussaye kick)
8 plays, 77 yards, TOP 4:01 LSU 7, Iowa 0

2nd Quarter
7:23 LSU - Jeremy Hill 14 yd run (Colby Delahoussaye kick)
7 plays, 39 yards, TOP 2:52 LSU 14, Iowa 0

3rd Quarter
5:52 IOWA - Mark Weisman 2 yd run (Mike Meyer kick)
3 plays, 1 yard, TOP 0:52 LSU 14, Iowa 7

4th Quarter
2:02 LSU - Jeremy Hill 37 yd run (Colby Delahoussaye kick)
6 plays, 92 yards, TOP 3:02 LSU 21, Iowa 7
1:42 IOWA - Kevonte Martin-Manley 4 yd pass from C.J. Beathard (Mike Meyer kick)
2 plays, 4 yards, TOP 0:08 LSU 21, Iowa 14

Hill Leads LSU to Outback Win, Another 10-Win Season
Jeremy Hill scored twice and carried the 14th-ranked LSU football team to its school-record fourth-straight 10-win season, as the Tigers beat Iowa on New Year’s Day, 21-14, in the 2014 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. LSU (10-3) broke a two-game bowl skid and improved to 23-21-1 all-time in bowl play. Hill, the game’s Most Valuable Player, ran 28 times for a career-best 216 yards and two touchdowns, becoming the first Tiger to total more than 200 yards rushing since Alley Broussard in 2004. in the process, he moved into second play on LSU's single-season rushing list with 1,401 yards. Hill's yardage was the third-most in LSU bowl history behind Kevin Faulk (234 yards in 1995 Independence Bowl) and Rondell Mealey (222 yards in 1997 Independence Bowl), and third-most in Outback Bowl history. The Tigers built a 14-0 first-half lead and never trailed, though Iowa (8-5) made it interesting with a drive into the LSU redzone and a late 92-yard kickoff return in the final five minutes. However, LSU’s defense capped a terrific performance with an interception to keep the Hawkeyes at bay. Fourteen of LSU's 21 points came off turnovers.


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