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The 2003 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University (LSU) during the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. Coached by Nick Saban, the LSU Tigers played their home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Tigers compiled an 11–1 regular season record and then defeated the No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship Game, Afterward, LSU was invited to play the Oklahoma Sooners in the Sugar Bowl for the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) national title. LSU won the BCS National Championship Game, the first national football championship for LSU since 1958.

2003 LSU Tigers football
BCS national champion
SEC champion
SEC Western Division co-champion
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl (BCS NCG), W 21–14 vs. Oklahoma
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 1
APNo. 2
2003 record13–1 (7–1 SEC)
Head coachNick Saban (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorJimbo Fisher (4th season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorWill Muschamp (2nd as coordinator, 3rd overall season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
(Capacity: 91,600)
Seasons
← 2002
2004 →
2003 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 7 Georgia xy   6 2         11 3  
No. 15 Tennessee x   6 2         10 3  
No. 24 Florida x   6 2         8 5  
South Carolina   2 6         5 7  
Kentucky   1 7         4 8  
Vanderbilt   1 7         2 10  
Western Division
No. 2 LSU xy$#   7 1         13 1  
No. 13 Ole Miss x   7 1         10 3  
Auburn   5 3         8 5  
Arkansas   4 4         9 4  
Alabama   2 6         4 9  
Mississippi State   1 7         2 10  
Championship: LSU 34, Georgia 13
    1. – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2003 college football regular season ended with three one-loss teams in BCS contention: the LSU Tigers, Oklahoma Sooners, and USC Trojans. USC ended the regular season ranked No. 1 and LSU No. 2 in both the AP Poll and the Coaches' Poll. Media controversy ensued when the BCS computer-based selection system chose LSU and Oklahoma as the participants in the BCS title game, largely based on an assessment of the relative difficulty of the three teams' 2003 schedules. During the bowl games, LSU beat No. 3 Oklahoma 21–14 in the Sugar Bowl (designated as the BCS National Championship Game for the 2003–04 season), while USC defeated the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines 28–14 in the Rose Bowl. LSU was ranked No. 1 in the final Coaches' Poll, and USC remained No. 1 in the final AP Poll.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 307:00 p.m.Louisiana–Monroe*No. 14W 49–789,148
September 69:00 p.m.at Arizona*No. 13TBSW 59–1346,110
September 137:00 p.m.Western Illinois*No. 12
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 35–787,164
September 202:30 p.m.No. 7 GeorgiaNo. 11
CBSW 17–1092,251
September 278:00 p.m.at Mississippi StateNo. 7ESPN2W 41–645,835
October 112:30 p.m.FloridaNo. 6
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
CBSL 7–1992,077
October 186:45 p.m.at South CarolinaNo. 10ESPN2W 33–782,525
October 257:00 p.m.No. 17 AuburnNo. 9
ESPNW 31–792,085
November 17:00 p.m.Louisiana Tech* No. 7
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
PPVW 49–1091,879
November 156:45 p.m.at AlabamaNo. 3ESPNW 27–383,818
November 222:30 p.m.at No. 15 Ole MissNo. 3CBSW 17–1462,552
November 281:30 p.m.ArkansasNo. 3
CBSW 55–2492,213
December 68:00 p.m.vs. No. 5 GeorgiaNo. 3CBSW 34–1374,913
January 4, 20047:15 p.m.vs. No. 3 Oklahoma*No. 2ABCW 21–1479,342
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

RosterEdit

(LSUSports.net Official Roster)

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

H-Backs

Fullbacks

Wide Receivers

 

Tight Ends

Center

Offensive Line

Defensive Line

Defensive End

 

Defensive Tackle

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

 

Cornerbacks

Safeties

Punters

Kickers

Long Snappers

Game summariesEdit

Louisiana-MonroeEdit

1 234Total
LA-Monroe 0 007 7
• LSU 0 21217 49

[2]

ArizonaEdit

1 234Total
• LSU 17 21714 59
Arizona 0 0013 13

[3]

Western IllinoisEdit

1 234Total
W Illinois 0 070 7
• LSU 6 7157 35

[4]

GeorgiaEdit

1 234Total
Georgia 3 007 10
• LSU 0 737 17

[5]

Mississippi StateEdit

1 234Total
• LSU 7 17107 41
Mississippi St 0 006 6

[6]

FloridaEdit

1 234Total
• Florida 10 360 19
LSU 7 000 7

[7]

South CarolinaEdit

1 234Total
• LSU 6 1377 33
South Carolina 0 070 7

[8]

AuburnEdit

1 234Total
Auburn 0 007 7
• LSU 21 0100 31

[9]

Louisiana TechEdit

1 234Total
Louisiana Tech 0 370 10
• LSU 28 2100 49

[10]

AlabamaEdit

1 234Total
• LSU 10 773 27
Alabama 0 003 3

[11]

Ole MissEdit

1 234Total
• LSU 3 707 17
Ole Miss 7 007 14

[12]

ArkansasEdit

1 234Total
Arkansas 10 707 24
• LSU 10 24210 55

[13]

SEC Championship GameEdit

1 234Total
• LSU 8 9710 34
Georgia 0 3100 13

[14]

Sugar BowlEdit

1 234Total
Oklahoma 0 707 14
• LSU 7 770 21

LSU Tigers in the 2004 National Football League DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick Overall NFL team
Michael Clayton Wide Receiver 1 15 15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Devery Henderson Wide Receiver 2 18 50 New Orleans Saints
Marquise Hill Defensive End 2 31 63 New England Patriots
Stephen Peterman Offensive Guard 3 20 83 Dallas Cowboys
Chad Lavalais Defensive Tackle 5 10 142 Atlanta Falcons
Donnie Jones Punter 7 23 224 Seattle Seahawks
Matt Mauck Quarterback 7 24 225 Denver Broncos

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/2004.htm

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LSU Football Spring Guide" (PDF). LSU. LSU. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  2. ^ ESPN
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  11. ^ ESPN
  12. ^ ESPN
  13. ^ ESPN
  14. ^ ESPN

External linksEdit