Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:46:13 GMT
From LSU Sports BATON ROUGE –LSU has added a home-and-home series with Syracuse in football starting with a game at the Carrier Dome in 2015, LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe AllevaMore >>
LSU football has added a home-and-home series with Syracuse starting in 2015. LSU also announced that the Tigers will open the 2015 season against McNeese State in Tiger Stadium.More >>
Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:30:36 GMT
From LSU Sports BATON ROUGE – LSU's season-opener against Wisconsin on Aug. 30 at Reliant Stadium in Houston will kickoff at 8 p.m. CT and will be televised by ESPN, the Southeastern Conference and theMore >>
LSU's season-opener against Wisconsin on Aug. 30 at Reliant Stadium in Houston will kickoff at 8 p.m. CT and will be televised by ESPN.More >>
Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:30:55 GMT
With the NFL draft a month away, the LSU football players looking to move on to the next level are down to few opportunities left to show teams their worth. LSU reported 17 players from the 2013 squadMore >>
With the NFL draft a month away, the LSU football players looking to move on to the next level are down to few opportunities left to show teams their worth.More >>
Saturday, April 5 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-04-06 00:50:37 GMT
Fans started filing into Tiger Stadium around 11:30 a.m. for the LSU Spring Game on Saturday. Many of them got their first look at the new south deck of the stadium, which is set to debut on Sept. 6, 2014. WhiteMore >>
True freshman quarterback Brandon Harris finished with four touchdowns, as White beat Purple 42-14 in the LSU Spring Game on Saturday.More >>
Monday, March 31 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-03-31 19:24:33 GMT
BATON ROUGE – For the first time, LSU and UCLA will meet on the football field as the schools have agreed to a home-and-home series starting in 2021 in the Rose Bowl, LSU Vice Chancellor and Director ofMore >>
LSU will face UCLA in Pasadena, Calif., at the historic Rose Bowl on Sept. 4, 2021.More >>
ATLANTA, GA (WAFB) -
A back-and-forth game found the LSU Tigers on the losing end of a 25-24 final in the Chick-fil-A Bowl against the Clemson Tigers.
Two plays into the game, LSU forced a turnover. Two plays after that, the purple and gold scored with relative ease. LSU and company appeared on their way to another Chick-fil-A blowout. However, when the final gun sounded, somehow, it was the other Tigers who were celebrating.
"This one is a painful one," said head coach Les Miles. "To lose this way," said Jarvis Landry, sophomore wide receiver. "It didn't seem real," said Kevin Minter, junior linebacker. "It stings right now," said John Chavis, defensive coordinator. "It sucks for the night," said Zach Mettenberger, junior quarterback. "I just want to apologize to Tiger nation for letting them down," said Eric Reid, junior safety.
Miles couldn't blame the defense for allowing the game-winning score. He said the opponent snapped the ball about 50 times more than his offense. To him, there was one factor more than any other that caused LSU to lose.
"We couldn't protect our passer. Our pass protection was as poor as it was. A need to improve our protection," he explained. "We had a young right tackle that had an off night," Mettenberger added.
However, LSU's defense found it harder to forgive itself. Particularly, allowing a first down completion on a fourth and 16 on that game-winning march.
"We have to get to the quarterback. Most critical part of the game. Completely my fault. I wasn't tight enough in coverage and they were able to convert," Reid stated.
"We thought it was the right call at the right time. Pressure didn't quite get there and we didn't quite stay on top of the route," added Chavis.
The sequence LSU fans will question the most, without a doubt, is the Tigers' final offensive possession of the night. Why did the Tigers, with a 2-point lead, throw the ball three straight times? And, why didn't Jeremy Hill, who had 12 carries for 124 yards and two touchdowns, not get a carry on that drive? Better yet, why didn't he carry the ball at all in the fourth quarter?
"There's a number of guys in there. They've got extra guys in there that we can't block. We had to throw the football in a position where they outnumbered us in the run," said Miles. "Where, if they didn't have enough in the box, we were going to run it. And, if they loaded the box up, then we had a better matchup on the outside. So, we decided to throw it and that's what we did. We just didn't execute," explained Josh Dworaczyk, senior offensive lineman.
"It was really a great call. They were out of position. They didn't know how to line up to the formation we were in," added Jarvis Landry. "The one bad throw that I had all night was right there and I really put the whole game on myself on really that one play. This whole year is going to eat at me throughout the whole offseason. I definitely didn't play how I really wanted to all year and I can promise to everybody out there no one's going to worker harder than I am on this team to try to put this behind me and go out and have a great senior year like I deserve," said Mettenberger.
Friday, April 18 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:47:53 GMT
(RNN) - Three more SEC teams have their spring football games on Saturday, April 19 as the spring practice season winds down. Auburn's A-Day Game will be televised on ESPN at 3 p.m. ET. The Tigers willMore >>
Auburn, Alabama and Missouri will finish up spring practice with spring games. Auburn and the Crimson Tide will have their A-Day games televised.More >>
An independent report says the University of Missouri failed to follow parts of the federal law that governs sexual harassment when handling the case of a former swimmer's suicide.More >>
An independent report released Friday says the University of Missouri failed to follow parts of the federal law that governs sexual harassment on campus when handling the case of a former swimmer's suicide.More >>
Tuesday, December 31 2013 7:40 PM EST2014-01-01 00:40:18 GMT
The Mississippi State Bulldogs close out their football season this afternoon against Conference USA champs Rice University in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis. Kick off is slated for 3 p.m. TheMore >>
Dak Prescott threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores and Mississippi State trounced Rice 44-7 on Tuesday in the most one-sided Liberty Bowl victory in the game's 55-year history.More >>