1971 LSU Tigers football team

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1971 LSU Tigers football
Sun Bowl, W 33–15 vs. Iowa State
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 10
AP No. 11
1971 record 9–3 (3–2 SEC)
Head coach Charles McClendon (10th season)
Home stadium Tiger Stadium
(capacity: 67,500)
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Alabama $ 7 0 0     11 1 0
No. 7 Georgia 5 1 0     11 1 0
No. 12 Auburn 5 1 0     9 2 0
No. 15 Ole Miss 4 2 0     10 2 0
No. 9 Tennessee 4 2 0     10 2 0
No. 11 LSU 3 2 0     9 3 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 6 1
Florida 1 6 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 1 6 0     3 8 0
Mississippi State 1 7 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University during the 1971 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 11 Colorado* No. 9 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA L 21–31  
September 18 Texas A&M* Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) W 37–0  
September 25 at Wisconsin* No. 18 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 38–28  
October 2 Rice* No. 16 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA W 38–3  
October 9 Florida No. 16 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA W 48–7  
October 16 at Kentucky No. 12 Stoll Field/McLean StadiumLexington, KY W 17–13  
October 30 at Ole Miss No. 11 Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS (Rivalry) L 22–24  
November 6 at No. 4 Alabama No. 18 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) L 7–14  
November 13 at Mississippi State No. 20 Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS (Rivalry) W 28–3  
November 20 No. 7 Notre Dame* No. 14 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA W 28–8  
November 27 Tulane* No. 10 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Rag) W 36–7  
December 18 vs. Iowa State* No. 11 Sun BowlEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) W 33–15  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: LSUSports.net: 1971 LSU football schedule[1]

Roster[edit]

1971 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
HB 24 Art Cantrelle Sr
SB 3 Al Coffee Jr
WR 80 Andy Hamilton Sr
QB 7 Bert Jones Jr
WR 1 Jimmy LeDoux Jr
TE/K 81 Jay Michaelson Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 55 Warren Capone So
CB 37 Tommy Casanova Sr
DT 78 Ron Estay Sr
DT 64 Tyler Lafauci So
S 17 Frank Racine So
S 11 John Staggs So
DE 79 John Wood Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL team
Tommy Casanova Defensive back 2 29 Cincinnati Bengals
Andy Hamilton Wide receiver 4 97 Kansas City Chiefs
Ronnie Estay Defensive tackle 8 186 Denver Broncos
Ken Kavanaugh Jr. Tight end 15 367 New York Giants

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