2017 LSU Tigers Football Team
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2017 LSU Tigers Football Team
2017 LSU Tigers football
LSU Athletics logo.svg
Citrus Bowl, L, 17-21 vs. Notre Dame
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
APNo. 18
2017 record9-4 (6-2 SEC)
Head coachEd Orgeron (1st full year as HC; 2nd overall season)
Offensive coordinatorMatt Canada (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorDave Aranda (2nd season)
Base defense3-4
Home stadiumTiger Stadium (Capacity: 102,321)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 2 Georgia x$^   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  
  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
    1. – College Football Playoff champion
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • * Ole Miss ineligible for postseason due to NCAA sanctions
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 competed in 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.

The Tigers equaled an FBS record by committing only eight turnovers during the season, becoming the sixth FBS team to do so. The record would fall the next season to Georgia Southern, which had only five turnovers.[1]

Recruiting

Position key

Recruits

The Tigers signed a total of 23 recruits.

Roster

Schedule

LSU announced its 2017 football schedule on September 13, 2016. The 2017 schedule consisted of 6 home, 5 away and 1 neutral site game in the regular season. The Tigers hosted SEC foes Arkansas, Auburn, and Texas A&M, and traveled to Alabama, Florida, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Tennessee.[2]

The Tigers hosted 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 traveled to New Orleans to for a neutral site matchup against independent BYU.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 28:30 p.m.vs. BYU*No. 13ESPNW 27-053,826
September 96:30 p.m.Chattanooga*No. 12SECNW 45-1097,289
September 166:00 p.m.at Mississippi StateNo. 12ESPNL 7-3760,596
September 236:00 p.m.Syracuse*No. 25
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
ESPN2W 35-2696,044
September 307:00 p.m.Troy*daggerNo. 25
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
ESPNUL 21-2499,879
October 72:30 p.m.at No. 21 FloridaCBSW 17-1688,247
October 142:30 p.m.No. 10 Auburn
CBSW 27-23101,601
October 216:15 p.m.at Ole MissNo. 24ESPNW 40-2464,067
November 47:00 p.m.at No. 1 AlabamaNo. 19CBSL 10-24101,821
November 1111:00 a.m.Arkansas
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
ESPNW 33-1098,546
November 186:00 p.m.at TennesseeNo. 21ESPNW 30-1096,888
November 256:30 p.m.Texas A&MNo. 19
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
SECNW 45-2197,675
January 1, 201812:00 p.m.vs. No. 14 Notre Dame*No. 16ABCL 17-2157,726
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Central time
Schedule Source:[3]
^[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.[4]

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ? = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = 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

  1. ^ "Georgia Southern tops Eastern Michigan 23-21 on Bass' FG". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 15, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Save the Dates! 2017 Football Schedule Announced" (Press release). Louisiana State University Department of Athletics. September 13, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "2017 LSU Tigers Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2017/8/27/16210992/hurricane-harvey-lsu-byu-game-houston-2017

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