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1995 LSU Tigers football team

The 1995 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the sport of American football for the 1995 NCAA Division I-A football season. Coached by Gerry DiNardo in his first season at LSU, the Tigers played their home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The team won seven games, lost four, and had one tie. It concluded the season with a 45–26 win over Michigan State in the 1995 Independence Bowl.[1]

1995 LSU Tigers football
Independence Bowl champion
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 25
1995 record7–4–1 (4–3–1 SEC)
Head coachGerry DiNardo (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorMorris Watts (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorCarl Reese (1st season)
Base defense4–3
CaptainSheddrick Wilson
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
(Capacity: 79,940)
Seasons
← 1994
1996 →
1995 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern Division
No. 2 Florida x$ 8 0 0     12 1 0
No. 3 Tennessee 7 1 0     11 1 0
Georgia 3 5 0     6 6 0
South Carolina 2 5 1     4 6 1
Kentucky 2 6 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 1 7 0     2 9 0
Western Division
Arkansas x 6 2 0     8 5 0
No. 21 Alabama 5 3 0     8 3 0
No. 22 Auburn 5 3 0     8 4 0
LSU 4 3 1     7 4 1
Ole Miss 3 5 0     6 5 0
Mississippi State 1 7 0     3 8 0
Championship: Florida 34, Arkansas 3
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 22:30 p.m.at No. 3 Texas A&M*ABCL 17–3370,057
September 911:30 a.m.at Mississippi StateJPSW 34–1636,110
September 167:00 p.m.No. 5 AuburnW 12–680,559
September 237:00 p.m.Rice* No. 18
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 52–773,342
September 3011:30 a.m.at South CarolinaNo. 14JPST 20–2067,902
October 711:30 a.m.No. 3 FloridaNo. 21
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
JPSL 10–2880,583
October 146:00 p.m.at KentuckyPPVL 16–2451,500
October 217:00 p.m.North Texas*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 49-766,870
November 42:30 p.m.at No. 16 AlabamaABCL 3–1070,123
November 117:00 p.m.Ole Miss
W 38–978,246
November 182:30 p.m.No. 14 Arkansas
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
ABCW 28–066,548
December 294:30 p.m.vs. Michigan State*ESPNW 45–2648,835
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

RosterEdit

1995 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OG 66 Alan Faneca   Fr
RB 3 Kevin Faulk Fr
QB 4 Jamie Howard Sr
WR 2 Eddie Kennison Jr
TE 47 David LaFleur Jr
RB 1 Jermaine Sharp Jr
WR 5 Eric Smith Sr
QB Herb Tyler Fr
WR 6 Sheddrick Wilson Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 88 Gabe Northern Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LSU blasts Michigan State for Independence Bowl title". The Galveston Daily News. Associated Press. December 30, 1995. p. 17. Retrieved July 5, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.