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LSU Football Bowl History

Year-by-Year Results

Results through 2023 Season


Date Bowl Site Opponent Result
Jan. 1, 1936 Sugar New Orleans, La. (Tulane Stadium) TCU L, 3-2
Jan. 1, 1937 Sugar New Orleans, La. (Tulane Stadium) Santa Clara L, 21-14
Jan. 1, 1938 Sugar New Orleans, La. (Tulane Stadium) Santa Clara L, 6-0
Jan. 1, 1944 Orange Miami, Fla. (Miami Orange Bowl) Texas A&M W, 19-14
Jan. 1, 1947 Cotton Dallas, Texas (Cotton Bowl) Arkansas T, 0-0
Jan. 2, 1950 Sugar New Orleans, La. (Tulane Stadium) Oklahoma L, 35-0
Jan. 1, 1959 Sugar New Orleans, La. (Tulane Stadium) Clemson W, 7-0
Jan. 1, 1960 Sugar New Orleans, La. (Tulane Stadium) Ole Miss L, 21-0
Jan. 1, 1962 Orange Miami, Fla. (Miami Orange Bowl) Colorado W, 25-7
Jan. 1, 1963 Cotton Dallas, Texas (Cotton Bowl) Texas W, 13-0
Dec. 21, 1963 Bluebonnet Houston, Texas (Rice Stadium) Baylor L, 14-7
Jan. 1, 1965 Sugar New Orleans, La. (Tulane Stadium) Syracuse W, 13-10
Jan. 1, 1966 Cotton Dallas, Texas (Cotton Bowl) Arkansas W, 14-7
Jan. 1, 1968 Sugar New Orleans, La. (Tulane Stadium) Wyoming W, 20-13
Dec. 30, 1968 Peach Atlanta, Ga. (Grant Field) Florida State W, 31-27
Jan. 1, 1971 Orange Miami, Fla. (Miami Orange Bowl) Nebraska L, 17-12
Dec. 18, 1971 Sun El Paso, Texas (Sun Bowl Stadium) Iowa State W, 33-15
Dec. 30, 1972 Astro-Bluebonnet Houston, Texas (Astrodome) Tennessee L, 24-17
Jan. 1, 1974 Orange Miami, Fla. (Miami Orange Bowl) Penn State L, 16-9
Dec. 31, 1977 Sun El Paso, Texas (Sun Bowl Stadium) Stanford L, 24-14
Dec. 23, 1978 Liberty Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium) Missouri L, 20-15
Dec. 22, 1979 Tangerine Orlando, Fla. (Orlando Stadium) Wake Forest W, 34-10
Jan. 1, 1983 Orange Miami, Fla. (Miami Orange Bowl) Nebraska L, 21-20
Jan. 1, 1985 Sugar New Orleans, La. (Louisiana Superdome) Nebraska L, 28-10
Dec. 27, 1985 Liberty Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium) Baylor L, 21-7
Jan. 1, 1987 Sugar New Orleans, La. (Louisiana Superdome) Nebraska L, 30-15
Dec. 31, 1987 Gator Jacksonville, Fla. (Gator Bowl Stadium) South Carolina W, 30-13
Jan. 2, 1989 Hall of Fame Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Stadium) Syracuse L, 23-10
Dec. 29, 1995 Poulan/Weed Eater Independence Shreveport, La. (Independence Stadium) Michigan State W, 45-26
Dec. 28, 1996 Peach Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) Clemson W, 10-7
Dec. 28, 1997 Poulan/Weed Eater Independence Shreveport, La. (Independence Stadium) Notre Dame W, 27-9
Dec. 29, 2000 Chick-fil-A Peach Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) Georgia Tech W, 28-14
Jan. 1, 2002 Nokia Sugar New Orleans, La. (Louisiana Superdome) Illinois W, 47-34
Jan. 1, 2003 SBC Cotton Dallas, Texas (Cotton Bowl) Texas L, 35-30
Jan. 4, 2004 Nokia Sugar (BCS National Championship) New Orleans, La. (Louisiana Superdome) Oklahoma * W, 21-14
Jan. 1, 2005 Capital One Orlando, Fla. (Citrus Bowl) Iowa L, 30-25
Dec. 30, 2005 Chick-fil-A Peach Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) Miami (Fla.) W, 40-3
Jan. 3, 2007 Allstate Sugar New Orleans, La. (Louisiana Superdome) Notre Dame W, 41-14
Jan. 7, 2008 BCS National Championship New Orleans, La. (Louisiana Superdome) Ohio State W, 38-24
Dec. 31, 2008 Chick-fil-A Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) Georgia Tech W, 38-3
Jan. 1, 2010 Capital One Orlando, Fla. (Citrus Bowl) Penn State L, 19-17
Jan. 7, 2011 AT&T Cotton Arlington, Texas (Cowbows Stadium) Texas A&M W, 41-24
Jan. 9, 2012 BCS National Championship New Orleans, La. (Louisiana Superdome) Alabama L, 21-0
Dec. 31, 2012 Chick-fil-A Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) Clemson L, 25-24
Jan. 1, 2014 Outback Tampa, Fla. (Raymond James Stadium) Iowa W, 21-14
Dec. 30, 2014 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Nashville, Tenn. (LP Field) Notre Dame L, 31-28
Dec. 29, 2015 AdvoCare V100 Texas Houston, Texas (NRG Stadium) Texas Tech W, 56-27
Dec. 31, 2016 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus | Recap Orlando, Fla. (Camping World Stadium) Louisville W, 29-9
Jan. 1, 2018 Citrus presented by Overton’s | Recap Orlando, Fla. (Camping World Stadium) Notre Dame L, 21-17
Jan. 1, 2019 PlayStation Fiesta | Recap Glendale, Ariz. (State Farm Stadium) UCF W, 40-32
Dec. 28, 2019 Chick-fil-A Peach (CFP Semifinal) | Recap Atlanta, Ga. (Mercedes-Benz Stadium) Oklahoma W, 63-28
Jan. 13, 2020 CFP National Championship | Recap New Orleans, La. (Mercedes-Benz Superdome) #3 Clemson W, 42-25
Jan. 4, 2022 TaxAct Texas Bowl | Recap Houston, Texas (NRG Stadium) Kansas State L, 42-20
Jan. 2, 2023 Cheez-It Citrus Bowl | Recap Orlando, Fla. (Camping World Stadium) Purdue W, 63-7
Jan. 1, 2024 ReliaQuest Bowl Tampa, Fla. (Raymond James Stadium) Wisconsin W, 35-31


Results by Bowl

CFP National Championship (1-0) Score Date MVP(s) – LSU Only
vs. Clemson | Box Score W, 42-25 Jan. 13, 2020 Joe Burrow, QB
Patrick Queen, LB
BCS National Championship (2-1) Score Date
vs. Oklahoma * | Box Score W, 21-14 Jan. 4, 2004 Justin Vincent, 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. 2, 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, 47-34 Jan. 1, 2002 Rohan Davey, QB
vs. Oklahoma (BCS National Championship) * | Box Score W, 21-14 Jan. 4, 2004 Justin Vincent, RB
vs. Notre Dame | Box Score W, 41-14 Jan. 3, 2007 JaMarcus Russell, QB
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (6-1)
(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
vs. Oklahoma ^ | Box Score W, 63-28 Dec. 28, 2019 Joe Burrow, QB
K’Lavon Chaisson, LB
Cheez-It Citrus Bowl (3-3)
(formerly Tangerine; Florida Citrus;
Capital One; Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus;
Overton’s 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
vs. Louisville | Recap | Box Score W, 29-9 Dec. 31, 2016 Derrius Guice, RB
vs. Notre Dame | Recap | Box Score L, 21-17 Jan. 1, 2018
vs. Purdue | Recap | Box Score W, 63-7 Jan. 2 2023 Malik Nabers, WR
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
ReliaQuest Bowl (formerly Hall of Fame,
Outback) (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
vs. Wisconsin | Box Score W, 35-31 Jan. 1, 2024 Garrett Nussmeier, QB
Texas Bowl (1-1) Score Date
vs. Texas Tech | Recap | Box Score W, 56-27 Dec. 29, 2015 Leonard Fournette, RB
vs. Kansas State | Recap | Box Score L, 42-20 Jan. 4, 2022
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
Liberty Bowl (0-2) Score Date
vs. Missouri L, 20-15 Dec. 23, 1978
vs. Baylor L, 21-7 Dec. 27, 1985
Gator Bowl (1-0) Score Date
vs. South Carolina W, 30-13 Dec. 31, 1987 Wendell Davis, WR
Music City Bowl (0-1) Score Date
vs. Notre Dame | Box Score L, 31-28 Dec. 30, 2014
Fiesta Bowl (1-0) Score Date
vs. UCF | Box Score W, 40-32 Jan. 1, 2019 Joe Burrow, QB
Rashard Lawrence, DL

* 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.
^ College Football Playoff Semifinal (4-team)

Bowl Game Recaps


1936 Sugar Bowl


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.


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.


1938 Sugar Bowl

Santa Clara 6

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

1944 Orange Bowl
LSU 19
Texas A&M 14The 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
Arkansas 0Shunned 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 0The 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
Clemson 0Paul 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: 80,331Box Score
1960 Sugar Bowl
Mississippi 21
LSU 0The 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
1962 Orange Bowl
LSU 25
Colorado 7Amidst rumors that head coach Paul Dietzel was leaving LSU, the Tigers behind Earl Gros, Wendell Harris and Jerry Stovall romped Colorado, 25-7, in front of a national television audience on NBC. All-America guard Roy Winston was outstanding as the Go Team, White Team and Chinese Bandits dominated the Buffaloes. Charley White Cranford, Jimmy Field and Gene Sykes scored touchdowns for the Tigers and Harris kicked a 30-yard field goal in the 25-7 as LSU wrapped up its season with 10-consecutive victories to finish 10-1 overall.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
1963 Cotton Bowl
LSU 13
Texas 0The defense-minded Tigers gave Charlie McClendon a victory over previously undefeated and fourth-ranked Texas in Coach Mac’s first bowl appearance as LSU’s head coach. Quarterback Lynn Amedee was named the game’s outstanding player as he kicked field goals of 23 and 37 yards, and recovered a fumble that setup LSU’s only touchdown. With LSU leading 3-0 in the third quarter, Jimmy Field scored the only touchdown of the game on a 22-yard run in the third quarter, stretching the Tigers lead to 10-0. Tiger All-Americans Fred Miller and Jerry Stovall starred on defense as LSU forced three turnovers and held the Longhorns to just 172 total yards.PASSING: Jimmy Field, 9 of 13,93 yards
RUSHING: Jerry Stovall, 11 att.,36 yards
RECEIVING: Billy Traux, 3 rec.,49 yards
1963 Bluebonnet Bowl
Baylor 14
LSU 7Don 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
1965 Sugar Bowl
LSU 13
Syracuse 10Doug Moreau hauled in a 57-yard touchdown pass from Billy Ezell and then kicked a 28-yard field goal with just under four minutes to go to lead LSU to a 13-10 comeback win over Syracuse. Despite LSU’s late-game offensive explosion, it was the Tigers defense that came up big, holding the powerful Syracuse offense scoreless for the final three quarters. LSU’s only points in the first half came on a safety when defensive tackle George Rice dumped Syracuse All-America Floyd Little for a loss in the endzone. Down 10-2, LSU tied the contest when Moreau, the MVP of the game, hauled in the 57-yard touchdown pass from Ezell, who then tied the game at 10-10 on a swing pass to Joe LaBruzzo for the two-point conversion. Moreau’s fourth-quarter field goal was the difference, as the Tigers won a Sugar Bowl contest for the second time in six tries. LSU finished the year 8-2-1.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
1966 Cotton Bowl
LSU 14
Arkansas 7Joe Labruzzo scored two first-half touchdowns, one from 3 yards out and another from the 1-yard line, as LSU ended the longest winning streak in college football with a 14-7 victory over second-ranked Arkansas. The Tigers snapped the Hogs’ winning streak at 22 straight and proved to be one of the biggest upsets in school history. With a record crowd of 76,200 on hand, LSU took advantage of an Arkansas fumble for its first touchdown and then added another TD following a poor kick. Arkansas took a 7-0 lead on its second possession of the game, but that was all the points the Razorbacks could manage as LSU’s mighty defense held the Hogs scoreless for the final three quarters. LSU clinched the victory when Jerry Joseph intercepted a Razorbacks pass at the Tigers 20-yard line with 6:17 left in the game. Labruzzo was named the MVP of the game, rushing for 69 yards and two TDsPASSING: Pat Screen, 7 of 10, 82 yards
RUSHING: Joe Labruzzo, 21 att., 69 yards, 2 TD
RECEIVING: Billy Masters, 4 rec., 45 yards,
1968 Sugar Bowl
LSU 20
Wyoming 13Second-string running back Glenn Smith entered late in the third quarter to rush for 71 yards and added a key 39-yard reception to help lead the Tigers to a 20-13 win over previously undefeated and sixth-ranked Wyoming. Down 13-0 at halftime, LSU turned to Smith and the passing of Nelson Stokley to mount the comeback. Smith scored on a 1-yard plunge and Stokley threw TD passes of 8 and 14 yards to Tommy Morel, the last coming with 4:22 in the game that broke at 13-13 tie. LSU withstood a last-minute Wyoming drive that ended at the Tigers 5-yard line as time expired. LSU’s defense stood tall in the second half, intercepting four passes and forcing a fumble. Smith was named the MVP of the game for the Tigers as LSU won its third Sugar Bowl and finished the year with a 7-3-1 mark.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
1968 Peach Bowl
LSU 31
Florida State 27
Box ScoreMike Hillman led LSU on a late-game touchdown drive as the Tigers held off a frantic fourth-quarter rally by Florida State to win the inaugural Peach Bowl, 31-27. In what was a see-saw contest, Florida State led 13-0 early in the second quarter before LSU scored 24 unanswered points to take a 24-13 lead to the final quarter. Florida State scored TDs on back-to-back possessions to open the fourth quarter to take a 27-24 lead with 6:15 left in the contest. That’s when Hillman went to work, leading LSU on a nine-play, 61-yard drive capped on a 2-yard run from backup running back Maurice LeBlanc with 2:31 to play. LSU’s defense held the Seminoles on their next possession as the Tigers were able to run out the clock for the victory. Hillman, the most valuable player of the contest, completed 16-of-29 passes for 229 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Tommy Morel hauled in six passes for 103 yards for LSU and LeBlanc added 97 yards on 14 carries as the Tigers finished with a 8-3 overall mark.PASSING: Mike Hillman, 16 of 29, 229 yards, 2 TDs
RUSHING: Maurice LeBlanc, 14 att., 97 yards
RECEIVING: Tommy Morel, 6 rec., 103 yards
1971 Orange Bowl
Nebraska 17
LSU 12Buddy 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
1971 Sun Bowl
LSU 33
Iowa State 16Bert 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
1972 Bluebonnet Bowl
Tennessee 24
LSU 17Tennessee 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
1974 Orange Bowl
Penn State 16
LSU 9The 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
1977 Sun Bowl
Stanford 24
LSU 14Charles 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
1978 Liberty Bowl
Missouri 20
LSU 15It 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
1979 Tangerine Bowl
LSU 34
Wake Forest 10It 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, 11 of 19, 199 yards, 1 TD
RUSHING: David Woodley, 10 att., 68 yards, 2 TD
RECEIVING: Jerry Murphee, 5 rec., 60 yards, 1 TD
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,
1985 Sugar Bowl
Nebraska 28
LSU 10In 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
1985 Liberty Bowl
Baylor 21
LSU 7The 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
1987 Sugar Bowl
Nebraska 30
LSU 15LSU 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
1987 Gator Bowl
LSU 30
South Carolina 13The 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
1989 Hall of Fame Bowl
Syracuse 23
LSU 10The 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
1995 Independence Bowl
LSU 45
Michigan St. 26The 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
1996 Peach Bowl
LSU 10
Clemson 7
Box ScoreQuarterback 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
1997 Independence Bowl
LSU 27
Notre Dame 9Rondell 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
2000 Peach Bowl
LSU 28
Georgia Tech 14
Box ScoreRohan 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
2002 Sugar Bowl
LSU 47
Illinois 34
Box ScoreLSU’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
2003 Cotton Bowl
LSU 20
Texas 35
Box ScoreLSU 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
2004 Sugar Bowl
LSU 21
Oklahoma 14
Box ScoreBehind 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 ScoreJust 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 ScoreMatt 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 ScoreJaMarcus 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 upper hand, 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 ScoreMatt 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
Ohio St.

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
Complete Recap, Box Score, Video, Audio, Photos and MoreDefense 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
Georgia Tech

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
Complete Recap, Box Score, Audio, Photos and MorePenn 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

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
Complete Recap, Box Score, Audio, Photos and MoreLSU 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
Texas A&M

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
Complete Recap, Box Score, Audio, Photos and MorePassing: 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

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
Complete Recap, Box Score, Video, Photos and MorePassing: 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

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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
Complete Recap, Box Score, Video, Photos and MorePassing: 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

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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.

2014 Music City Bowl
Notre Dame 31
#22 LSU 28
Complete Recap, Box Score, Video, Photos and MorePassing: Anthony Jennings – 7 of 14 passing, 151 yards, 1 TD
Rushing: Leonard Fournette – 11 attempts, 143 yards, 2 TD
Receiving: John Diarse – 2 rec., 76 yds.; DeSean Smith, 4 rec., 66 yds.
Attendance: 60,419

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Notre Dame

Scoring Summary:

1st Quarter
7:04 ND – Fuller 12-yd pass from Zaire (Brindza kick)
15 plays, 66 yards, TOP 7:56 ND 7, LSU 0
0:05 LSU – Fournette 8-yd run (Domingue kick)
8 plays, 76 yards, TOP 2:36 ND 7, LSU 7

2nd Quarter
11:04 ND – Zaire 7-yd. run (Brindza kick)
11 plays, 75 yards, TOP 4:01 ND 14, LSU 7
10:52 LSU – Fournette 100-yd kickoff return (Domingue kick)
No Drive ND 14, LSU 14
6:12 ND – Folston 6-yd. run (Brindza kick)
10 plays, 59 yards, TOP 4:32 ND 21, LSU 14

3rd Quarter
14:46 LSU – Diarse 75-yd. pass from Jennings (Domingue kick)
1 play, 75 yards, TOP 0:14 ND 21, LSU 21
6:14 LSU – Fournette 89-yd. run (Domingue kick)
1 play, 89 yards, TOP 0:12 LSU 28, ND 21
4:15 ND – Prosise 50-yd. run (Brindza kick)
4 plays, 67 yards, TOP 1:51 LSU 28, ND 28

4th Quarter
0:00 Brindza 32-yd. field goal
14 plays, 71 yards, TOP 5:41, ND 31, LSU 28

Fournette’s Record-Setting Day Not Enough as LSU Falls To Notre Dame In Music City Bowl
Freshman Leonard Fournette set four Music City Bowl records, including longest touchdown run and longest kickoff return, but it wasn’t enough as Notre Dame used a last-second field goal to knock off the Tigers, 31-28, in Nashville. It was a fitting end to a game that saw nine leads changes and ties. Fournette’s efforts kept the Tigers in the game as his 100-yard kickoff return for a TD tied the game at 14-14 early in the second quarter. His 89-yard TD run with 6:14 left in the third quarter gave the Tigers a 28-21 lead. Notre Dame scored a TD on the opening drive of the game, taking a 7-0 lead at the 7:04 mark. Fournette tied the game at 7-7 with an 8-yard run late in the first quarter. The Irish regained the lead at 14-7 on their next possession before Fournette’s kickoff return tied the game at 14-14. Notre Dame led 21-14 at halftime. In the second half, LSU needed just one play to tie the game at 21-21 as Anthony Jennings hit John Diarse with a 75-yard TD pass. Fournette gave LSU its only lead the of the game at 28-21 on another one possession drive for the Tigers with his 89-yard run. The Irish responded with a 50-yard TD run just two minutes later to tie the game at 28-28. The teams went scoreless in the fourth quarter until Kyle Brindza kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired to give the Irish a 31-28 win. The field goal capped a 14-play, 71-yard drive that saw the Irish successfully convert on third down three times. For the game, Fournette rushed for 143 yards and a pair of TDs, while Jennings completed 7-of-14 passes for 151 yards and a score. LSU finished with 436 total yards, while Notre Dame managed 449 total yards. Defensively, linebacker Kwon Alexander had 11 tackles and safety Jamal Adams added 10 tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss. LSU finished the season with an 8-5 overall mark.

2015 Advocare V100 Texas Bowl
#20 LSU 56
Texas Tech 27
Complete Recap, Box Score, Video, Photos and MorePassing: Brandon Harris – 14 of 23 passing, 261 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Leonard Fournette – 29 attempts, 212 yards, 4 TD
Receiving: Malachi Dupre – 4 rec., 96 yds.; John Diarse, 4 rec., 45 yds.
Attendance: 71,307

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LSU 14 7 21 14
Texas Tech
6 7 7 7

Scoring Summary:

1st Quarter
11:47 LSU – Leonard Fournette 2 yd run (Trent Domingue kick)
6 plays, 66 yards, TOP 1:58 – LSU 7 – Texas Tech 0
0:53 TTU – Grant, Jakeem 46 yd pass from Mahomes, P. (Batson, Cameron pass failed)
9 plays, 90 yards, TOP 4:23 – LSU 7 – Texas Tech 6
0:29 LSU – D.J. Chark 79 yd run (Trent Domingue kick)
1 play, 79 yards, TOP 0:17 – LSU 14 – Texas Tech 6

2nd Quarter
6:41 LSU – Leonard Fournette 44 yd pass from Brandon Harris (Trent Domingue kick)
2 plays, 42 yards, TOP 1:16 – LSU 21 – Texas Tech 6
3:38 TTU – Grant, Jakeem 3 yd pass from Mahomes, P. (Hatfield, C. kick)
9 plays, 90 yards, TOP 2:58 – LSU 21 – Texas Tech 13

3rd Quarter
10:28 TTU – Davis, Reginald 31 yd pass from Mahomes, P. (Hatfield, C. kick)
3 plays, 31 yards, TOP 0:19 – LSU 21 – Texas Tech 20
8:17 LSU – Leonard Fournette 43 yd run (Trent Domingue kick)
4 plays, 75 yards, TOP 2:11 – LSU 28 – Texas Tech 20
4:07 LSU – Leonard Fournette 4 yd run (Trent Domingue kick)
4 plays, 78 yards, TOP 1:13 – LSU 35 – Texas Tech 20
0:09 LSU – Brandon Harris 26 yd run (Trent Domingue kick)
4 plays, 64 yards, TOP 1:54 – LSU 42 – Texas Tech 20

4th Quarter
12:20 TTU – Grant, Jakeem 4 yd pass from Mahomes, P. (Hatfield, C. kick)
8 plays, 61 yards, TOP 2:40 – LSU 42 – Texas Tech 27
8:16 LSU – Leonard Fournette 2 yd run (Trent Domingue kick)
9 plays, 65 yards, TOP 3:54 – LSU 49 – Texas Tech 27
4:24 LSU – Darrel Williams 2 yd run (Trent Domingue kick)
6 plays, 65 yards, TOP 3:20 – LSU 56 – Texas Tech 27

Fournette Scores Bowl-Record 5 TDs as LSU Runs Past Texas Tech, 56-27
Leonard Fournette tied an NCAA bowl record with five touchdowns as the 20th-ranked Tigers had little trouble in their 56-27 Texas Bowl victory over Texas Tech. LSU set seven team bowl records, including points (56), rushing yards (384) and total yards (638) as the Tigers finished the season with a 9-3 record. Fournette rushed for 212 yards, his fourth 200-plus yard game of the season, and exploded for rushing TDs of 2, 43, 4, and 2 yards, while also scoring on a 44-yard reception to earn MVP honors. LSU never trailed in the game as the Tigers scored touchdowns on three of their first five possessions. The Tigers led 14-6 after the first quarter and then 21-13 at halftime. The Red Raiders pulled to within 21-20 on their first possession of the second half, however the Tigers responded with 21 unanswered points in the third quarter to stretch the lead to 42-20 on a 26-yard run by Brandon Harris. Texas Tech added a TD early in the fourth quarter to get within 42-27, but LSU answered with TDs on consecutive possessions to put the game away following a Darrel Williams score that pushed the margin to 56-27 with 4:24 left in the contest. LSU closed the game by scoring touchdowns on its final five possessions of the game. LSU’s defense held Texas Tech’s offense to 29 rushing yards and forced the Red Raiders to punt on eight of their 13 possessions. LSU averaged 9.7 yards per rush and a staggering 10.3 yards per play as the Tigers racked up 23 first downs in the victory. Other offensive standouts for LSU include Harris, who completed 14-of-23 passes for 261 yards and a TD; WR Malachi Dupre with four catches for 96 yards and WR D.J. Chark, who scored on a 79-yard run in the first half. Defensively, LB Kendell Beckwith led the Tigers with eight tackles, including 4.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. LB Deion Jones added eight tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, and a sack in the win. DT Davon Godchaux had two sacks and forced a fumble, while DB Rickey Jefferson halted a Red Raider drive with an interception after Texas Tech had reached the LSU 16-yard line. Fournette finished the season with LSU records of 1,953 rushing yards and 22 rushing TDs.

2016 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
#19 LSU 29
#15 Louisville 9
Complete Recap, Box Score, Video, Photos and MorePassing: Danny Etling – 16 of 29 passing, 217 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: Derrius Guice – 26 attempts, 138 yards, 1 TD
Receiving: Malachi Dupre – 7 rec., 139 yds.
Attendance: 46,063

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Scoring Summary:

1st Quarter
7:14 UL – Creque, B. 24 yd field goal
5 plays, 55 yards, TOP 1:11, LSU 0, UL 3

2nd Quarter
14:54 LSU – Colin Jeter 1 yd pass from Danny Etling (Colby Delahoussaye kick)
7 plays, 52 yards, TOP 3:41, LSU 7, UL 3
7:14 LSU – Derrius Guice 1 yd pass from Danny Etling (Colby Delahoussaye kick)
13 plays, 79 yards, TOP 5:45, LSU 14, UL 3
1:08 LSU – TEAM safety
(Arden Key sack of Lamar Jackson) LSU 16, UL 3
0:00 UL – Creque, B. 47 yd field goal
4 plays, 3 yards, TOP 0:54, LSU 16, UL 6

3rd Quarter
8:48 LSU – Derrius Guice 70 yd run (Colby Delahoussaye kick)
2 plays, 82 yards, TOP 0:45, LSU 23, UL 6
3:04 LSU – Colby Delahoussaye 42 yd field goal
8 plays, 35 yards, TOP 4:18, LSU 26, UL 6

4th Quarter
14:43 UL – Creque, B. 30 yd field goal
12 plays, 56 yards, TOP 3:21, LSU 26, UL 9
10:38 LSU – Colby Delahoussaye 25 yd field goal
8 plays, 41 yards, TOP 3:57, LSU 29, UL 9

2018 Citrus Bowl presented by Overton’s
#14 Notre Dame 21
#16 LSU 17
Complete Recap, Box Score, Video, Photos and MorePassing: Danny Etling – 19 of 33 passing, 229 yards, 2 TD
Rushing: Derrius Guice – 21 attempts, 98 yards
Receiving: DJ Chark – 5 rec., 63 yds.; Foster Moreau, 4 rec., 64 yds.; Derrius Guice, 3 rec., 24 yds., 2 TD
Attendance: 57,726

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Notre Dame 0 3 3 15
0 0 7 10

Scoring Summary:

2nd Quarter
0:04 ND – Justin Yoon 46 yd field goal
11 plays, 51 yards, TOP 1:56 – Notre Dame 3, LSU 0

3rd Quarter
11:37 LSU – Derrius Guice 20 yd pass from Danny Etling (Jack Gonsoulin kick)
5 plays, 43 yards, TOP 2:16 – LSU 7, Notre Dame 3
2:47 ND – Justin Yoon 49 yd field goal
5 plays, 18 yards, TOP 2:20 – LSU 7, Notre Dame 6

4th Quarter
11:13 LSU – Derrius Guice 2 yd pass from Danny Etling (Jack Gonsoulin kick)
12 plays, 75 yards, TOP 6:34 – LSU 14, Notre Dame 6
7:49 ND – Michael Young 6 yd pass from Ian Book (Josh Adams pass from Ian Book)
10 plays, 75 yards, TOP 3:24 – LSU 14, Notre Dame 14
2:03 LSU – Jack Gonsoulin 17 yd field goal
12 plays, 76 yards, TOP 5:46 – LSU 17, Notre Dame 14
1:28 ND – Miles Boykin 55 yd pass from Ian Book (Justin Yoon kick)
3 plays, 73 yards, TOP 0:35 – Notre Dame 21, LSU 17

2019 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
#11 LSU 40
#7 Central Florida 32
Complete Recap, Box Score, Video, Photos and MorePassing: Joe Burrow – 21 of 34 passing, 394 yards, 4 TD
Rushing: Nick Brossette – 29 attempts, 117 yards
Receiving: Ja’Marr Chase – 6 rec., 93 yds., 1 TD; Justin Jefferson, 4 rec., 87 yds., 2 TD; Stephen Sullivan, 3 rec., 76 yds.
Attendance: 57,246

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th   Final
LSU 10 14 10 6
14 7 3 8

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter
12:38 – LSU – Cole Tracy 24 yd field goal
5 plays, 10 yards, TOP 2:22 – LSU 3 – UCF 0
10:56 – UCF – Greg McCrae 25 yd run (Matthew Wright kick)
6 plays, 69 yards, TOP 1:38 – LSU 3 – UCF 7
6:39 – UCF – Brandon Moore 93 yd interception return (Matthew Wright kick)
No Drive – LSU 3 – UCF 14
1:27 – LSU – Justin Jefferson 22 yd pass from Joe Burrow (Cole Tracy kick)
11 plays, 67 yards, TOP 5:05 – LSU 10 – UCF 14

2nd Quarter
12:59 – LSU – Derrick Dillon 49 yd pass from Joe Burrow (Cole Tracy kick)
5 plays, 63 yards, TOP 2:04 – LSU 17 – UCF 14
7:11 – LSU – Justin Jefferson 33 yd pass from Joe Burrow (Cole Tracy kick)
9 plays, 78 yards, TOP 5:02 – LSU 24 – UCF 14
0:04 – UCF – Gabriel Davis 32 yd pass from Darriel Mack (Matthew Wright kick)
10 plays, 95 yards, TOP 1:53 – LSU 24 – UCF 21

3rd Quarter
12:38 – LSU – Ja’Marr Chase 32 yd pass from Joe Burrow (Cole Tracy kick)
4 plays, 73 yards, TOP 1:32 – LSU 31 – UCF 21
5:18 – LSU – Cole Tracy 28 yd field goal
11 plays, 69 yards, TOP 6:35 – LSU 34 – UCF 21
3:01 – UCF – Matthew Wright 37 yd field goal
4 plays, 0 yards, TOP 0:55 – LSU 34 – UCF 24

4th Quarter
12:09 – LSU – Cole Tracy 28 yd field goal
10 plays, 62 yards, TOP 5:45 – LSU 37 – UCF 24
4:12 – LSU – Cole Tracy 26 yd field goal
12 plays, 78 yards, TOP 7:12 – LSU 40 – UCF 24
2:24 – UCF – Taj McGowan 2 yd run (Otis Anderson pass from Darriel Mack)
10 plays, 75 yards, TOP 1:48 – LSU 40 – UCF 32

Joe Burrow threw for 391 yards and four touchdowns, matching an LSU bowl record, as No. 11 LSU snapped the 25-game winning streak of No. 7 UCF in a 40-32 victory in the 2019 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. Burrow, the Offensive Player of the Game, completed 21 of 34 passes, and his four touchdowns matched Matt Flynn’s output in the 2007 BCS National Championship Game to tie a school record. The LSU offense totaled 555 yards, the fourth-most in a bowl game in school history. Nick Brossette rushed for 117 yards to become just the 13th player in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season.

Defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence earned Defensive Player of the Game honors, posting five tackles, two sacks, and four tackles for loss. The LSU defense held UCF to 250 yards, 17 first downs, and just 120 yards passing, despite missing four contributors at cornerback. Kicker Cole Tracy capped off a historic season with four field goals, breaking both the NCAA all-division record for made field goals (97) and the LSU single-season mark (28).

The Tigers dominated the ball from the start, out-possessing the Golden Knights 44:31 to 15:29. After falling behind 14-3, the Tigers scored 21 unanswered points – Burrow touchdowns to Justin Jefferson, Derrick Dillon, and Jefferson again – to pull ahead 24-14. After a UCF touchdown to close the first half pulled the score to 24-21, Burrow hit Ja’Marr Chase – LSU’s leading receiver on the day with 93 yards on six catches – for his fourth touchdown pass of the day. Tracy would connect on three more field goals to ice the win, while the LSU defense held UCF without a first down for the entire third quarter.

The victory gave the Tigers 10 for the season, their first double-digit win tally since 2013. LSU also improved to 9-0 after a loss under Ed Orgeron,