1971 LSU Tigers football
Sun Bowl, W 33–15 vs. Iowa State
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 11
1971 record9–3 (3–2 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
(capacity: 67,500)
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 Southeastern Conference 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 NCAA University Division football season.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 11Colorado*No. 9L 21–31
September 18Texas A&M*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 37–0
September 25at Wisconsin*No. 18W 38–28
October 2Rice*No. 16
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 38–3
October 9FloridaNo. 16
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 48–7
October 16at KentuckyNo. 12W 17–13
October 30at Ole MissNo. 11L 22–24
November 6at No. 4 AlabamaNo. 18
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
L 7–14
November 13at Mississippi StateNo. 20
  • Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • Jackson, MS (rivalry)
W 28–3
November 20No. 7 Notre Dame*No. 14
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 28–8
November 27Tulane*No. 10
W 36–7
December 18vs. Iowa State*No. 11W 33–15
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

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
  • Redshirt

Roster

Team players drafted into the NFL

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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References

  1. ^ "1971 LSU football schedule". LSUSports.net. Retrieved October 14, 2013.
  2. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1972.htm[bare URL]