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2017 LSU Tigers football team

The 2017 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Tigers played their home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and competed in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They were led by first-year head coach Ed Orgeron after he led the Tigers as interim head coach for the final eight games of 2016. They finished the season 9–4, 6–2 in SEC play to finish in third place in the Western Division. They were invited to the Citrus Bowl where they lost to Notre Dame.

2017 LSU Tigers football
LSU Athletics logo.svg
Citrus Bowl, vs. L, 17–21 Notre Dame
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
APNo. 18
2017 record9–4 (6–2 SEC)
Head coachEd Orgeron (1st full year as HC; 2nd overall season)
Offensive coordinatorMatt Canada (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorDave Aranda (2nd season)
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumTiger Stadium (Capacity: 102,321)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 2 Georgia x$^   7 1         13 2  
South Carolina   5 3         9 4  
Kentucky   4 4         7 6  
Missouri   4 4         7 6  
Florida   3 5         4 7  
Vanderbilt   1 7         5 7  
Tennessee   0 8         4 8  
West Division
No. 10 Auburn xy   7 1         10 4  
No. 1 Alabama x#^   7 1         13 1  
No. 18 LSU   6 2         9 4  
No. 19 Mississippi State   4 4         9 4  
Texas A&M   4 4         7 6  
Ole Miss*   3 5         6 6  
Arkansas   1 7         4 8  
Championship: Georgia 28, Auburn 7
    1. – College Football Playoff champion
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • *Ole Miss ineligible for postseason due to NCAA sanctions
Rankings from AP Poll

The Tigers equaled an FBS record by committing only eight turnovers during the season, becoming the sixth FBS team to do so. The record would fall the next season to Georgia Southern, which had only five turnovers.[1]

RecruitingEdit

Position keyEdit

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

RecruitsEdit

The Tigers signed a total of 23 recruits.

RosterEdit

2017 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 2 Lowell Narcisse Fr
WR 3 JaCoby Stevens Fr
RB 4 Nick Brossette Jr
RB 5 Derrius Guice Jr
WR 7 DJ Chark Sr
QB 8 Caleb Lewis Jr
WR 10 Stephen Sullivan So
WR 11 Dee Anderson So
QB 12 Justin McMillan So
WR 13 Micah Dickens Sr
WR 14 Drake Davis So
QB 15 Myles Brennan Fr
QB 16 Danny Etling Sr
WR 17 Tiger Scheyd Jr
FB 18 John David Moore Sr
WR 19 Derrick Dillon So
RB 22 Clyde Edwards-Helaire Fr
WR 24 Colby Brunet   Fr
WR 26 Adam Lewis Fr
RB 27 Lanard Fournette So
RB 28 Darrel Williams Sr
WR 29 Louis Landrum Fr
WR 30 Michael Ostrom Jr
RB 31 Justin Jones   Fr
WR 32 Justin Jefferson Fr
RB 34 Reshaud Henry Sr
WR 35 Wesley McKoy Jr
WR 39 Michael Kershaw   So
FB 40 Mylik McWilliams   Fr
FB 41 David Ducre Jr
TE 42 Aaron Moffitt Fr
FB 44 Tory Carter Fr
FB 45 Matthew Clapp Fr
FB 47 Bry'Keithon Mouton Jr
FB 48 Carlton Smith Fr
OL 54 Rory Luke So
OL 58 Jibrail Abdul-Aziz Jr
OL 62 Justin Mikush Jr
OL 63 KJ Malone Sr
OL 64 Will Clapp Jr
OL 65 Jakori Savage   Fr
OL 66 Toby Weathersby Jr
OL 67 Michael Smith   Fr
OL 69 Turner Simmers Jr
OL 70 Ed Ingram Fr
OL 71 Donovaughn Campbell So
OL 72 Jacob Azevedo So
OL 73 Adrian Magee So
OL 76 Austin Deculus Fr
OL 77 Saahdiq Charles Fr
OL 78 Garrett Brumfield Jr
OL 79 Lloyd Cushenberry III   Fr
TE 80 Jamal Pettigrew   Fr
WR 81 Racey McMath Fr
TE 82 Thaddeus Moss So
WR 83 Russell Gage Jr
TE 84 Foster Moreau Jr
WR 86 Mannie Netherly Fr
WR 87 Justin Beckwith   Fr
TE 88 Jacory Washington Jr
WR 89 Jonathan Giles Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 1 Donte Jackson Jr
DB 2 Kevin Toliver II Jr
LB 4 K'Lavon Chaisson Fr
LB 6 Jacob Phillips Fr
LB 8 Patrick Queen Fr
DB 9 Grant Delpit Fr
DB 13 Jontre Kirklin Fr
DB 15 Kary Vincent Jr. Fr
DB 17 Xavier Lewis So
DL 18 Christian LaCouture Sr
DB 21 Ed Paris Sr
DB 22 Kristian Fulton So
LB 23 Corey Thompson Sr
LB 24 Tyler Taylor Fr
DB 26 John Battle Jr
DB 27 Treven Kately Fr
DB 29 Greedy Williams   Fr
DB 30 Eric Monroe   Fr
DB 31 Cameron Lewis   Fr
DB 32 Tony Westly Sr
DB 33 Todd Harris Jr. Fr
LB 35 Devin Voorhies Sr
LB 40 Devin White So
DB 41 Caleb Brown   Fr
LB 43 Ray Thornton   Fr
LB 45 Michael Divinity Jr. So
LB 46 Andre Anthony   Fr
LB 47 Sean Badeaux Fr
LB 48 Donnie Alexander Sr
LB 49 Arden Key Jr
LB 51 Jonathan Rucker Sr
LB 53 Layton Garnett Fr
LB 55 Kody Hall So
LB 56 MJ Patterson Sr
LB 58 Jared Small Fr
DL 59 Seth Newsome   Fr
DL 72 Tyler Shelvin Fr
DL 85 Jamil Abdul-Aziz   Fr
LB 87 Sci Martin So
DL 90 Rashard Lawrence So
DL 91 Breiden Fehoko Jr
DL 92 Neil Farrell Jr. Fr
DL 93 Justin Thomas Fr
DL 95 Ed Alexander So
DL 96 Glenn Logan   Fr
DL 97 Frank Herron Sr
DL 98 Deondre Clark Sr
DL 99 Greg Gilmore Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 34 Connor Culp   Fr
K 36 Cameron Gamble Sr
P 38 Josh Growden So
K 39 Jack Gonsoulin So
P 46 Zack Von Rosenberg   Fr
LS 50 Blake Ferguson So
LS 61 David-Michael Carrell So
LS 89 Trey Gallman Jr
K 94 Brandon McQuen Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Matt CanadaOffensive Coordinator
  • Dave ArandaAssociate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator
  • Tommie Robinson – Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator
  • Mickey JosephWide Receivers
  • Steve EnsmingerTight Ends
  • Pete JenkinsDefensive Line
  • Jeff GrimesOffensive Line/Running Game Coordinator
  • Dennis Johnson – Outside Linebackers
  • Corey RaymondDefensive Backs
  • Tommy Moffitt – Assistant Athletic Director/Strength and Conditioning
  • Dr. Sam Nader – Assistant Athletic Director - Football
  • Sharon Lewis – Assistant Athletic Director/Football Recruiting and Alumni Relations
  • Austin Thomas – General Manager

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

Roster
Last update: 10/25/18

ScheduleEdit

LSU announced its 2017 football schedule on September 13, 2016. The 2017 schedule consisted of 6 home, 5 away and 1 neutral site game in the regular season. The Tigers hosted SEC foes Arkansas, Auburn, and Texas A&M, and traveled to Alabama, Florida, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Tennessee.[2]

The Tigers hosted three of the four non-conference opponents, Chattanooga from the FCS Southern Conference, Syracuse from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Troy from the Sun Belt Conference and traveled to New Orleans to for a neutral site matchup against independent BYU.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 28:30 p.m.vs. BYU*No. 13ESPNW 27–053,826
September 96:30 p.m.Chattanooga*No. 12SECNW 45–1097,289
September 166:00 p.m.at Mississippi StateNo. 12ESPNL 7–3760,596
September 236:00 p.m.Syracuse*No. 25
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
ESPN2W 35–2696,044
September 307:00 p.m.Troy* No. 25
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
ESPNUL 21–2499,879
October 72:30 p.m.at No. 21 FloridaCBSW 17–1688,247
October 142:30 p.m.No. 10 Auburn
CBSW 27–23101,601
October 216:15 p.m.at Ole MissNo. 24ESPNW 40–2464,067
November 47:00 p.m.at No. 1 AlabamaNo. 19CBSL 10–24101,821
November 1111:00 a.m.Arkansas
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
ESPNW 33–1098,546
November 186:00 p.m.at TennesseeNo. 21ESPNW 30–1096,888
November 256:30 p.m.Texas A&MNo. 19
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
SECNW 45–2197,675
January 1, 201812:00 p.m.vs. No. 14 Notre Dame*No. 16ABCL 17–2157,726
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Central time
Schedule Source:[3]
^[a] The game between LSU and BYU was originally scheduled to take place at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. However, due to massive flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area, school and game officials decided to relocate the game to New Orleans.[4]

RankingsEdit

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 Final 
AP 13 12 12 25 25 NR RV 24 23 23 19 RV 21 19 16 18 
Coaches 12 12 11 23 22 NR RV 25 23 23 20 25 21 18 14 18 
CFP Not released NR 19 24 20 18 17 Not released

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Georgia Southern tops Eastern Michigan 23-21 on Bass' FG". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 15, 2018. Retrieved December 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "Save the Dates! 2017 Football Schedule Announced" (Press release). Louisiana State University Department of Athletics. September 13, 2016. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "2017 LSU Tigers Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  4. ^ https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2017/8/27/16210992/hurricane-harvey-lsu-byu-game-houston-2017