LSU Has Displayed a Championship Eye of the Tiger

LSU has a long and successful history when it comes to playing football. The Tigers have won four national championships and numerous SEC titles over the years. This success can be attributed to many things, including great players, passionate fans, and an unwavering dedication to excellence. In this blog post, we will take a look at LSU's unforgettable national championship seasons!

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Four National Championship banners now fly proudly under the lights of Tiger Stadium!

1958Paul Dietzel11-0AP and Coaches
2003Nick Saban13-1BCS Championship Game
2007Les Miles12-2BCS Championship Game
2019Ed Orgeron15-0College Football Playoffs

LSU 2019 National Championship Season

2019 was a monumental year for LSU Tiger fans as third-year Head Coach Ed Orgeron cooked up a championship recipe for success. In what may go down as one of the most impressive college football seasons in history, the Tigers posted an undefeated regular season with wins over top-ten-ranked teams all culminating in the school’s fourth national title. Let’s take a look back at some of the highlights from this unforgettable season. 

Joe Burrow's Heisman-Winning Performance 

LSU’s offensive success during this season was largely due to senior quarterback Joe Burrow’s incredible performance. He completed 76.3 percent of his passes and threw for 5,671 yards and 60 touchdowns against six interceptions.

His performance earned him numerous awards including the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, Maxwell Award, and the most prestigious award in college football: The Heisman Trophy. His margin of victory for this award was also the largest ever recorded, proving he was head and shoulders above everyone else that year. 

The 2019 SEC Championship Game 

LSU faced off against Georgia in Atlanta on December 7th for their chance to win their first conference title since 2011. This game featured two of college football's best defenses, but it was LSU who came out on top with a 37-10 victory. It was a statement win that solidified them as one of college football's premier teams heading into post-season play and ultimately setting up their run to the championship game.  

CFP Championship Game 

The National Championship game pitted #1 ranked LSU against defending champions Clemson on January 13th in New Orleans, Louisiana. In what could be described as a statement game, LSU dominated from start to finish winning 42-25 behind Joe Burrow’s four touchdown passes and 463 total yards from scrimmage. It was an epic battle between two powerhouse programs that sent shockwaves throughout college football as LSU claimed its fourth national title in school history! 

LSU 2019 Season Leaders

LSU 2007 National Championship Season

For any true LSU fan, the 2007 season is a year to remember. The Tigers were led by third-year head coach Les Miles and began the 2007 season ranked number two in both the AP and Coaches Polls. With stars such as Glenn Dorsey, who won the Outland, Lombardi and Nagurski awards, and 5th-year senior Matt Flynn under center, LSU was primed for a memorable run. Let’s take a look back at how the team’s journey to its first national championship unfolded. 

The Road to a Championship

On their way to an 11-1 regular season record, the Tigers had key wins over No. 9 Florida 28-24 at home and No. 17 Alabama 41-34 on the road. The lone loss of the regular season was a 37-43 triple overtime heartbreaker against Kentucky in Lexington. 

After defeating No. 14 Tennessee 21-14 in the SEC Championship Game, LSU earned a spot in the BCS National Championship game against then No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes at New Orleans Superdome.

Tigers Maul Buckeyes in BCS Title Game

After missing the SEC title game due to injury, Matt Flynn was under center once again for the BCS Championship Game. Flynn delivered four touchdown passes against OSU that secured him MVP honors in 38-24 victory over the Buckeyes. In doing so, he cemented himself as forever part of LSU Tiger's lore along with his teammates from that magical 2007 season who left their mark on college football history forever! 

2007 Season Leaders

LSU 2003 National Championship Season

The Louisiana State University Tigers won their second national championship in school history. Led by head coach Nick Saban and quarterback Matt Mauck, the Bayou Bengals had an 11-1 regular season record, culminating in a 21-14 victory over Oklahoma in the BCS National Championship Game. It was a momentous occasion that many LSU fans still remember fondly. Let’s take a look back at this special season. 

The Tigers had only one mid-season loss to Florida that set them back from their championship run toward an SEC title. Despite the mid-season loss to the Gators, LSU built momentum down the stretch with a 17-14 road win against Eli Manning led No. 15 Ole Miss before defeating Georgia 34-13 in the SEC Championship game.

BCS Championship Game - LSU Gained Victory "Sooner" Than Later

In the electrifying atmosphere of New Orleans, the 2004 BCS Championship Game showcased a battle of epic proportions. With LSU's top-ranked defense gearing up to face the nation's highest-scoring offense, spectators were on the edge of their seats. The game began with a bang as LSU's iron-clad defensive line held Oklahoma's powerhouse offense in check, limiting them to a mere 154 total yards and a single touchdown until late in the game.

LSU 1958 National Championship Season

Coach Paul Dietzel led the LSU Tigers through a remarkable journey in his fourth season, clinching an impressive undefeated season and capturing the hearts of college football fans across the nation. Boasting a 10-0 record, the unstoppable Tigers were rightfully named national champions by both the Associated Press (AP) and the Coaches Poll (UPI). The 1958 national championship season showcased LSU's innovative three-platoon system, famously known as the "Chinese Bandits".

This powerhouse of a team didn't just beat its opponents; it often shut them out entirely, including a thrilling 7-0 victory over No. 12-ranked Clemson in the iconic Sugar Bowl. Adding to the excitement of that unforgettable season, the exceptional Billy Cannon, who later claimed the 1959 Heisman Trophy, was bestowed with first-team All-SEC honors. The 1958 LSU Tigers were undeniably a force to be reckoned with – a legendary team that will go down in football history.

Frequently Asked Questions About LSU National Championships

Q. How Many national championships does LSU have in football

A. Four

Q. What years did LSU win a national championship

A. 1958, 2003, 2007 and 2019

Q. What teams did LSU Beat in their BCS and College Football Playoff championship games.

A. 2003 - Oklahoma, 2007 - Ohio State and 2019 - Clemson

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