The LSU Tigers had a down year by their standards finishing with a 10-3 record in Head Coach Les Miles ninth year with the team. LSU under Les Miles tenure have reached two National Championship games compiling a 1-1 record last losing to Alabama in the 2011 season. They have since lost in the Chick-fil-A-Bowl following the 2012 season, and defeated Iowa in the Outback Bowl last year respectively. This season, LSU is again expected to be one of the powerhouse teams in the loaded SEC conference. However, there many new faces at skilled positions so there could be some growing pains for a very talented but young LSU team.
The 2014 LSU football schedule begins on the road with a meeting with the Wisconsin Badgers. The first home game at Tigers Stadium on the LSU football schedule is on September 6 with a showdown with Sam Houston State Bearkats. Other teams LSU will play at home on the 2014 LSU Football schedule are intriguing matchups with Mississippi State Bulldogs a rematch from last year dominating victory by LSU and the Final home game of the year on LSU Football schedule is a meeting with fierce rival Alabama who dominated the Tigers last year with 38-17 victory.
LSU football tickets on the LSU football schedule at Tigers Stadium are some of the most expensive in college football. LSU football tickets are ranked in the top ten in overall average price with an average of $174.45 according to TicketIQ. The most expensive game for LSU football tickets is their meeting with Crimson Tide on November 8 with a current average price of $537.52. The cheapest game for LSU football tickets is their September 13 matchup with Louisianan-Monroe Warhawks. Still, LSU football tickets at Tigers Stadium only have two games this year with over a $200 average.
Coming into this season, Head Coach Les Miles stills seems uncertain on what kind of team the Tigers will be in 2014. At quarterback, Zach Mettenberger is gone as are backups Rob Bolden, Stephen Rivers, and Hayden Rettig who have all transferred out. Returning to LSU this season is sophomore Brandon Jennings who didn’t particularly impress anyone in the Outback Bowl against Iowa, going 7 of 19 passes for just 82 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 1 interception.
Also gone for LSU are wide receivers Odell Beckham and Jarvis Laundry who departed for the NFL, as are running backs Jeremy Hill and Alfred Blue. Returning at running back are Terrence Magee and Kenny Hilliard who are not every down backs. New incoming freshman Leonard Fournette was givien the opening day starter spot at running back as soon as he enrolled.
The LSU Tigers should be formidable but are not expected to make another run at the National Championship as they have touch SEC matchups on their football schedule with Texas, A&M, Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State, and Arkansas. But, don’t be surprised to see LSU make a return to Houston for Texas Bowl game against a Big 12 opponent.
LSU Tigers Football News
12-1-14: Leonard Fournette ran for a career high 146 yards and a touchdown, while Jalen Collins’ late
interception sealed LSU's 23-17 win over Texas A&M this past Thursday night. The win gave
LSU eight wins for the 15th straight season, the longest streak in school history. The Tigers have
now won four in a row over Texas A&M. LSU awaits it’s opponent for their bowl game.
11-24-14: The Tigers had the week off as they prepare for Texas A&M on Thanksgiving in College
Station. The Tigers can claim they had a hangover from the overtime loss to Alabama, but falling
to a team that dropped 17 consecutive conference games in Arkansas last week is terrible for a
team that has a load of talent.
11-10-14: The Tigers were unable to keep Alabama from tying the game in the final minute of regulation,
then in overtime allowed the Crimson Tide win 20-13. LSU had a 13-10 lead with 50 seconds
left after Colby Delahoussaye's 39-yard field goal. The ensuing kickoff went out of bounds,
giving Alabama a shorter field to move downfield and force overtime. LSU finished with 259
yards. Leonard Fournette rushed for a team high 79 yards. The Tigers play Arkansas this week.
11-3-14: LSU won three straight heading into this bye week. Their last win was a 10-7 victory over previously unbeaten Ole Miss. During that streak, the Tigers have held opponents to just 37 total points. The Tigers are allowing 318.1 yards per game, which is good for 13th nationally. They're fifth in the country in scoring defense at 15.9 points per game. The Tigers play Alabama this week.
10-27-14: Les Miles and the Tigers knocked off previously unbeaten Ole Miss with a defensive performance for the ages, as LSU beat the Rebels 10-7. The Tigers had 406 yards but committed four turnovers as they struggled to maintain drives against the Ole Miss defense. Freshman Leonard Fournette had 113 rushing yards, while quarterback Anthony Jennings was just 8 of 16 passing for 142 yards with the TD and two interceptions. LSU has a bye this week.
10-20-14: Terrence Magee collected 220 all-purpose yards and rushed for two touchdowns, while Tre'Davious White scored on a 67-yard punt return as LSU routed Kentucky 41-3. The Tigers ran the ball 51 times for 303 yards and outgained the Wildcats 423-217. Quarterback Brandon Jennings attempted only 14 passes. He completed seven of them for 120 yards. The Tigers host AP No. 3 Ole Miss this week.
10-15-14: The Tigers escaped Gainesville with a 30-27 victory Saturday. The Tigers avoided their first 0-3 start in SEC play since 1999. This was only their second win in Gainesville in their last five tries. QB Anthony Jennings struggled as he was 10 of 21 for 110 yards. He was sacked four times, but made key plays when he needed to. LSU hosts Kentucky this weekend.
10-6-14: The Tigers suffered their worst loss since 2000 as they were defeated by Auburn 41-7. Brandon Harris completed 3 of 14 passes for just 58 yards before getting replaced in the third quarter by former starter Anthony Jennings. The Tiger defense gave up 247 yards in the first quarter and 556 yards total. They travel to Gainesville this week to play Florida.
10-1-14: The Tigers rebounded nicely from last week's loss to Mississippi State with a runaway 63-7 victory over New Mexico State. LSU led 14-0 after the first quarter but committed three turnovers, all by quarterback Anthony Jennings. He was pulled after losing a fumble and throwing two interceptions. Freshman Brandon Harris came in and led the Tigers to touchdowns on all seven of his series. Harris finished 11 of 14 passes for 178 yards and three TDs. Harris looks to be the guy under center for Les Miles from here on out. The Tigers have a big SEC matchup this week when they travel to face off against AP No. Auburn.
9-22-14: It was upset city in Baton Rouge this weekend as LSU's dominant defense was overwhelmed by Mississippi State 34-29. This is the Tigers first loss to the Bulldogs since 1999, and their first loss at home to Mississippi State in 23 years. LSU allowed 570 total yards to the Bulldogs, including 302 on the ground. They were down 17-10 early in the second half, but allowed 17 straight points to turn the game into a runaway. The Tigers made late effort behind backup quarterback Brandon Harris, but their comeback bid fell short.
9-15-14: The Tigers weren’t challenged in a 31-0 rout of a Louisiana-Monroe team this past weekend. With that being said, head coach Les Miles appears to have found a starting quarterback. Sophomore Anthony Jennings didn’t throw a touchdown, but completed 11 of 18 passes for 139 yards with an interception. Freshman Brandon Harris attempted only two passes, completing one for 14 yards. LSU will host Mississippi State this coming weekend.
9-9-14: LSU registered its first shutout since 2010 and racked up 584 yards in its home opener, beating Sam Houston State 56-0. The Tigers rushed for a total of 334 yards in the process. LSU got 188 passing yards and three touchdowns from QB Anthony Jennings, with QB Brandon Harris also tossing a score. The pair combined to complete 11 of 18 passes for 250 yards. Les Miles’ squad will play host to Louisiana-Monroe this coming weekend.
9-4-14: Almost any game head coach Les Miles is apart of is an adventure. LSU trailed by 17 points midway through the third quarter last week in their game against then AP No. 14 Wisconsin. A fake punt, of all things, turned the game around. Miles called for linebacker Kendell Beckwith to take the ball from his up-man position, and the sophomore gained five yards on a 4th-and-4 play. That single play propelled the Tigers and deflated the Badgers as LSU ended up winning 28-24. Quarterback Anthony Jennings threw for 239 yards and two touchdowns despite just completing nine of 21 passes. The Tigers take on Sam Houston State this Saturday.
9-3-14: The Tigers had a solid 2013 season, winning 10 games and eventually defeating Iowa in the Outback Bowl This season, they open ranked 13th in the AP Poll and look to improve on last season's success. Tickets for home games on the LSU Tigers football schedule are ranked among the most expensive in the nation on the secondary market. They currently ranks seventh on the TicketIQ Top 25 and have moved up two spots in the past week with a current average price of $165 on the secondary market, up 11% in the past week.
LSU opened their season last week defeating the Wisconsin Badgers at home in a tight 28-24 contest. LSU Trailed by as many as 17 points midway through the third quarter but were able to turn things around thanks to a 4th and 4 conversion play by LSU linebacker Kendell Beckwith on a fake punt which was one of the few strong runs the Tigers had all game. LSU QB Anthony Jennings made up for the lack of run production throwing for 239 yards and two touchdown despite just completing 9 of 21 passes.
Next up on the LSU Tigers football schedule is a showdown with the Sam Houston State Bearkats this weekend on September 6 at Tiger Stadium.