2019 LSU Tigers football team

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

2019 LSU Tigers football
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Consensus national champion
SEC champion
SEC Western Division champion
Peach Bowl champion
Peach Bowl (CFP Semifinal),
W 63–28 vs. Oklahoma
CFP National Championship,
W 42–25 vs. Clemson
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWest Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 1
APNo. 1
2019 record15–0 (8–0 SEC)
Head coachEd Orgeron (3rd full year as HC; 4th overall season)
Offensive coordinatorSteve Ensminger (2nd 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. 4 Georgia x   7 1         12 2  
No. 6 Florida   6 2         11 2  
Tennessee   5 3         8 5  
Kentucky   3 5         8 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         15 0  
No. 8 Alabama   6 2         11 2  
No. 14 Auburn   5 3         9 4  
Texas A&M   4 4         8 5  
Mississippi State   3 5         6 7  
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.
Rankings from AP Poll.

LSU began the year ranked sixth in the preseason AP Poll, and were projected to finish in second in the SEC West behind Alabama. The Tigers secured an undefeated regular season that included wins over top-ten-ranked teams Texas, Florida, Auburn, and Alabama. In the SEC Championship Game, LSU defeated Georgia to win their first conference title since 2011. LSU was ranked No. 1 in the final College Football Playoff rankings of the season, earning them a spot in the national semi-final game to be played at the Peach Bowl. They dominated fourth-ranked Oklahoma in that game, 63–28, to advance to the CFP Championship Game. There, they defeated the defending national champions Clemson, 42–25, to secure LSU's fourth claimed national title in school history, the second undefeated champion in the CFP era, and the second 15–0 season among any team in the modern era.

LSU's record-setting offense was led by senior quarterback Joe Burrow, who won the Heisman Trophy by the largest margin in the history of the award, and broke several NCAA FBS records, including most touchdown passes (60), and highest passer rating (202.0). He was accompanied on offense by 1,400-yard running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and two 1,500-yard receivers Ja'Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson, the former winning the Biletnikoff Award as the best wide receiver in the country. LSU's defense was anchored by two All-American defensive backs in Jim Thorpe Award winner Grant Delpit and true freshman Derek Stingley Jr. Linebacker Jacob Phillips led the SEC in tackles. Head coach Ed Orgeron was awarded several national Coach of the Year honors.

Previous seasonEdit

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.

PreseasonEdit

SEC media pollEdit

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

ScheduleEdit

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 Florida No. 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
ESPNW 63–2878,347
January 13, 20207:00 p.m.vs. No. 3 Clemson*No. 1ESPNW 42–2576,885
Schedule Source:[3]

PersonnelEdit

RosterEdit

2019 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Ja'Marr Chase So
WR 2 Justin Jefferson Jr
QB 3 AJ Aycock   Fr
RB 3 Tyrion Davis-Price Fr
RB 4 John Emery Jr. Fr
WR 5 Devonta Lee Fr
WR 6 Terrace Marshall Jr. Jr
QB 8 Peter Parrish Fr
QB 9 Joe Burrow   Sr
TE 10 Stephen Sullivan Sr
QB 12 Walker Kinney Fr
RB 22 Clyde Edwards-Helaire Jr
RB 24 Chris Curry Fr
TE 81 Thaddeus Moss Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 1 Kristian Fulton Sr
DB 3 JaCoby Stevens Jr
S 4 Todd Harris Jr. Jr
S 7 Grant Delpit Jr
LB 8 Patrick Queen Jr
LB 18 K'Lavon Chaisson So
CB 24 Derek Stingley Jr. Fr
DL 90 Rashard Lawrence Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 36 Cade York Fr
P 38 Zach Von Rosenberg Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Coaching staffEdit

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 summariesEdit

Georgia SouthernEdit

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

[7]

at TexasEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
8–9–1 2003 Cotton Bowl Classic L, 20–35
LSU Tigers at Texas Longhorns
1 2 34Total
No. 6 Tigers 3 17 32245
No. 9 Longhorns 0 7 141738

at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas

  • Date: September 7, 2019
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 100 • Wind: S 10-15 mph • Weather: Sunny
  • Game attendance: 98,763
  • Referee: John McDaid
  • TV announcers (ABC): Rece Davis (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst), Maria Taylor (sideline)

[8]

Northwestern StateEdit

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

[9]

at VanderbiltEdit

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

[10]

Utah StateEdit

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

[11]

FloridaEdit

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

[12]

at Mississippi StateEdit

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

[13]

AuburnEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 9 Auburn 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

[14]

at AlabamaEdit

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.

[15]

Statistics

Statistics LSU Alabama
First downs 29 22
Total yards 559 541
Rushing yards 166 123
Passing yards 393 418
Turnovers 1 2
Time of possession 34:34 25:26

at Ole MissEdit

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

[16]

ArkansasEdit

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

[17]

Texas A&MEdit

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

[18]

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: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
    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

[19]

Statistics

Statistics Georgia LSU
First downs 20 26
Total yards 286 481
Rushes–yards 25–61 36–132
Passing yards 225 349
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 20–43–2 28–38–0
Time of possession 26:22 33:38
Team Category Player Statistics
Georgia Passing Jake Fromm 20/42, 225 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Brian Herrien 8 carries, 24 yards
Receiving George Pickens 4 receptions, 54 yards, 1 TD
LSU Passing Joe Burrow 28/38, 349 yards, 4 TD
Rushing Clyde Edwards-Helaire 15 carries, 57 yards
Receiving Justin Jefferson 7 receptions, 115 yards, 1 TD

vs. Oklahoma (Peach Bowl)Edit

College Football Playoff Semifinal
1 234Total
No. 4 Oklahoma 7 777 28
No. 1 LSU 21 2877 63
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2004 Sugar Bowl W, 21–14

Statistics

Statistics Oklahoma LSU
First downs 16 31
Total yards 322 692
Rushes–yards 28-97 32-160
Passing yards 225 532
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 16-34-1 32-42-0
Time of possession 27:02 32:58
Team Category Player Statistics
Oklahoma Passing Jalen Hurts 15/31, 217 yards, 1 INT
Rushing Jalen Hurts 14 carries, 43 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Ceedee Lamb 4 receptions, 119 yards
LSU Passing Joe Burrow 29/39, 493 yards, 7 TD
Rushing Chris Curry 16 carries, 89 yards
Receiving Justin Jefferson 14 receptions, 227 yards, 4 TD

vs. Clemson (National Championship)Edit

CFP National Championship
1 234Total
No. 3 Clemson 7 1080 25
No. 1 LSU 7 2177 42
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl L, 24–25

Statistics

Statistics CLEM LSU
First downs 23 29
Plays–yards 65–394 81–628
Rushes–yards 28–160 32–165
Passing yards 234 463
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 18–37–0 31–49–0
Time of possession 25:15 34:45
Team Category Player Statistics
Clemson Passing Trevor Lawrence 18/37, 234 yards
Rushing Travis Etienne 15 carries, 78 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Justyn Ross 5 receptions, 76 yards
LSU Passing Joe Burrow 31/49, 463 yards, 5 TD
Rushing Clyde Edwards-Helaire 16 carries, 110 yards
Receiving Ja'Marr Chase 9 receptions, 221 yards, 2 TD

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 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) 1 (62) 
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) 1 (65) 
CFP Not released 2 1 1 2 2 1 Not released

Awards and honorsEdit

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