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2003 LSU Tigers football team


The 2003 LSU Tigers football team represented SEC Championship Game, Afterward, LSU was invited to play the Oklahoma Sooners in the Sugar Bowl for the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) national title. LSU won the BCS National Championship Game, the first national football championship for LSU since 1958.

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

Contents

  • Schedule 1
  • Roster 2
  • Game summaries 3
    • Louisiana-Monroe 3.1
    • Arizona 3.2
    • Western Illinois 3.3
    • Georgia 3.4
    • Mississippi State 3.5
    • Florida 3.6
    • South Carolina 3.7
    • Auburn 3.8
    • Louisiana Tech 3.9
    • Alabama 3.10
    • Ole Miss 3.11
    • Arkansas 3.12
    • SEC Championship Game 3.13
    • Sugar Bowl 3.14
  • LSU Tigers in the 2004 National Football League Draft 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Schedule

|- style="background:#DDFFDD;" | style="white-space:nowrap;" | September 6 | style="white-space:nowrap;" | 9:00 pm | at Arizona* | align="center" | #13 | Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ | TBS | style="white-space:nowrap;" | W 59–13   | align="center" | 46,110

|- style="background:#DDFFDD;" | style="white-space:nowrap;" | September 20 | style="white-space:nowrap;" | 2:30 pm | #7 Atlanta, GA (SEC Championship Game) | CBS | style="white-space:nowrap;" | W 34–13   | align="center" | 74,913 |- style="background:#DDFFDD;" | style="white-space:nowrap;" | January 4 | style="white-space:nowrap;" | 7:15 pm | vs. #3 Oklahoma* | align="center" | #2 | Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) | ABC | style="white-space:nowrap;" | W 21–14   | align="center" | 79,342


Roster

Game summaries

Louisiana-Monroe

[1]


Arizona

1 2 3 4 Total
• LSU 17 21 7 14 59
Arizona 0 0 0 13 13

[2]

Western Illinois

1 2 3 4 Total
W Illinois 0 0 7 0 7
• LSU 6 7 15 7 35

[3]

Georgia

1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia 3 0 0 7 10
• LSU 0 7 3 7 17

[4]

Mississippi State

1 2 3 4 Total
• LSU 7 17 10 7 41
Mississippi St 0 0 0 6 6

[5]

Florida

1 2 3 4 Total
• Florida 10 3 6 0 19
LSU 7 0 0 0 7

[6]

South Carolina

1 2 3 4 Total
• LSU 6 13 7 7 33
South Carolina 0 0 7 0 7

[7]

Auburn

1 2 3 4 Total
Auburn 0 0 0 7 7
• LSU 21 0 10 0 31

[8]

Louisiana Tech

1 2 3 4 Total
Louisiana Tech 0 3 7 0 10
• LSU 28 21 0 0 49

[9]

Alabama

1 2 3 4 Total
• LSU 10 7 7 3 27
Alabama 0 0 0 3 3

[10]

Ole Miss

1 2 3 4 Total
• LSU 3 7 0 7 17
Ole Miss 7 0 0 7 14

[11]

Arkansas

1 2 3 4 Total
Arkansas 10 7 0 7 24
• LSU 10 24 21 0 55

[12]

SEC Championship Game

1 2 3 4 Total
• LSU 8 9 7 10 34
Georgia 0 3 10 0 13
  • Date: December 6
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Game start: 8:00 p.m. EST
  • Television network: CBS

[13]

Sugar Bowl

1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma 0 7 0 7 14
• LSU 7 7 7 0 21

LSU Tigers in the 2004 National Football League Draft

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

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

References

  1. ^ ESPN
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  13. ^ ESPN

External links

  • LSU 2003 National Champions 2004 Spring Media Guide
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