2017 LSU Tigers football team

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2017 LSU Tigers football
LSU Athletics logo.svg
Citrus Bowl, vs. L, 17–21 Notre Dame
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Western Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 18
AP No. 18
2017 record 9–4 (6–2 SEC)
Head coach Ed Orgeron (1st full year as HC; 3rd overall season)
Offensive coordinator Matt Canada (1st season)
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda (2nd season)
Base defense 3–4
Home stadium Tiger Stadium (Capacity: 102,321)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 2 Georgia xy$^   7 1         13 2  
South Carolina   5 3         9 4  
Kentucky   4 4         7 6  
Missouri   4 4         7 6  
Florida   3 5         4 7  
Vanderbilt   1 7         5 7  
Tennessee   0 8         4 8  
West Division
No. 10 Auburn xy   7 1         10 4  
No. 1 Alabama x#^   7 1         13 1  
No. 18 LSU   6 2         9 4  
No. 19 Mississippi State   4 4         9 4  
Texas A&M   4 4         7 6  
Ole Miss   3 5         6 6  
Arkansas   1 7         4 8  
Championship: Georgia 28, Auburn 7
  • # – College Football Playoff champion
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Tigers played their home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and compete din the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They were led by first-year head coach Ed Orgeron after he led the Tigers as interim head coach for the final eight games of 2016. They finished the season 9–4, 6–2 in SEC play to finish in third place in the Western Division. They were invited to the Citrus Bowl where they lost to Notre Dame.

Recruiting[edit]

Position key[edit]

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

Recruits[edit]

The Tigers signed a total of 23 recruits.

Schedule[edit]

LSU announced its 2017 football schedule on September 13, 2016. The 2017 schedule consists of 6 home, 5 away and 1 neutral site game in the regular season. The Tigers will host SEC foes Arkansas, Auburn, and Texas A&M, and will travel to Alabama, Florida, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Tennessee.[1]

The Tigers will host three of the four non-conference opponents, Chattanooga from the FCS Southern Conference, Syracuse from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Troy from the Sun Belt Conference and travel to New Orleans to for a neutral site match-up against independent BYU.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 8:30 p.m. vs. BYU* No. 13 Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA[a] (Texas Kickoff) ESPN W 27–0   53,826
September 9 6:30 p.m. No. 13 (FCS) Chattanooga* No. 12 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA SECN W 45–10   97,289
September 16 6:00 p.m. at Mississippi State No. 12 Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS (Rivalry) ESPN L 7–37   60,596
September 23 6:00 p.m. Syracuse* No. 25 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA ESPN2 W 35–26   96,044
September 30 7:00 p.m. Troy*dagger No. 25 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA ESPNU L 21–24   99,879
October 7 2:30 p.m. at No. 21 Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL (Rivalry) CBS W 17–16   88,247
October 14 2:30 p.m. No. 10 Auburn Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) CBS W 27–23   101,601
October 21 6:15 p.m. at Ole Miss No. 24 Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS (Magnolia Bowl) ESPN W 40–24   64,067
November 4 7:00 p.m. at No. 1 Alabama No. 19 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) CBS L 10–24   101,821
November 11 11:00 a.m. Arkansas Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) ESPN W 33–10   98,546
November 18 6:00 p.m. at Tennessee No. 21 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ESPN W 30–10   96,888
November 25 6:30 p.m. Texas A&M No. 19 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) SECN W 45–21   97,675
January 1, 2018 12:00 p.m. vs. No. 14 Notre Dame* No. 16 Camping World StadiumOrlando, FL (Citrus Bowl) ABC L 17–21   57,726
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.
Schedule Source:[2]
^[a] The game between LSU and BYU was originally scheduled to take place at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. However, due to massive flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area, school and game officials decided to relocate the game to New Orleans.[3]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 13 12 12 25 25 NR RV 24 23 23 19 RV 21 19 16 18 
Coaches 12 12 11 23 22 NR RV 25 23 23 20 25 21 18 14 18 
CFP Not released NR 19 24 20 18 17 Not released

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Save the Dates! 2017 Football Schedule Announced" (Press release). Louisiana State University Department of Athletics. September 13, 2016. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2017 LSU Tigers Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2017/8/27/16210992/hurricane-harvey-lsu-byu-game-houston-2017