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1994 LSU Tigers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
1994 record4–7 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorLynn Amedee (2nd season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorPhil Bennett (1st season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
(Capacity: 79,940)
Seasons
← 1993
1995 →
1994 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Eastern Division
No. 7 Florida x$ 7 1 0 10 2 1
No. 22 Tennessee 5 3 0 8 4 0
South Carolina 4 4 0 7 5 0
Georgia 3 4 1 6 4 1
Vanderbilt 2 6 0 5 6 0
Kentucky 0 8 0 1 10 0
Western Division
No. 5 Alabama x 8 0 0 12 1 0
No. 9 Auburn 6 1 1 9 1 1
No. 24 Mississippi State 5 3 0 8 4 0
LSU 3 5 0 4 7 0
Arkansas 2 6 0 4 7 0
Ole Miss 2 6 0 4 7 0
Championship: Florida 24, Alabama 23
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1994 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the 1994 NCAA Division I-A football season. LSU finished with a 4–7 overall record (3–5 in SEC play). It was Curley Hallman's final season as head coach, as he was fired with two games remaining in the season, although he coached those contests.

The beginning of the end for Hallman came in the season's third game. LSU led an Auburn squad which went 11–0 in 1993 and won its first two games of 1994 under Terry Bowden 23-9 going into the final period, but lost 30-26 when Auburn returned three interceptions for touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Auburn won despite not scoring an offensive touchdown; its other touchdown came on a fumble return.

Hallman's last home game as LSU coach came against his former employer, Southern Mississippi. Hallman was named LSU's coach in November 1990 after leading the Golden Eagles to 26 victories over three seasons, mostly on the strength of future Super Bowl winning quarterback Brett Favre. Southern Miss' 20–18 victory over LSU came in front of the smallest home crowd at Tiger Stadium since 1974. The paid attendance was 51,710, but most LSU officials placed the actual crowd in the neighborhood of 40,000.

Three days after the loss to Southern Miss, LSU announced Hallman's firing. The Tigers closed the season with victories over Tulane and Arkansas, but Hallman still left Baton Rouge with the poorest record (16-28, .364) of any coach in school history.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 37:00 p.m.No. 15 Texas A&M*L 13–1875,504
September 107:00 p.m.Mississippi State
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 44–2463,029
September 1711:30 a.m.at No. 11 AuburnJPSL 26–3084,754
October 17:00 p.m.South Carolinadagger
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
L 17–1863,281
October 811:30 a.m.at No. 5 FloridaJPSL 18–4285,385
October 157:00 p.m.Kentucky
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 17–1361,764
October 291:30 p.m.at Ole MissL 21–3440,157
November 56:30 p.m.No. 6 Alabama
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
ESPNL 17–3575,453[1]
November 127:00 p.m.Southern Miss*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
L 18–2051,710 (paid)
40,000 (est. actual)
[2]
November 197:00 p.m.at Tulane*W 49–2532,067[3]
November 261:00 p.m.at ArkansasW 30–1245,633
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Roster

1994 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TB 1 Jermaine Sharp So
SE 2 Eddie Kennison So
QB 4 Jamie Howard Jr
SE 5 Eric Smith Jr
FL 6 Sheddrick Wilson Jr
QB 12 Casey Taber Fr
WR 14 Todd Burks So
QB 17 Melvin Hill Fr
FB 36 Robert Toomer Jr
FB 45 Andre Guerin So
TE 47 David LaFleur So
C 50 Marcus Carmouche So
G 62 Mark King Jr
G 66 Alan Faneca
 Fr
C 67 Mike Blanchard Sr
G 68 Ben Bordelon So
T 71 Tom Turner Jr
T 74 Sean Wells So
G 76 Adam Perry Fr
T 79 Marcus Price Sr
WR 87 Brett Bech Sr
TE 89 Chris Hill Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
FS 3 Ivory Hilliard Sr
DE 7 James Gillyard Jr
CB 8 Tory James Jr
CB 11 Gary Pegues Sr
CB 15 Troy Twillie Fr
CB 24 Denard Walker So
LB 30 Bobby Williams Sr
SS 31 John Bell Jr
DB 33 Raion Hill
 Fr
CB 42 Rodney Young Sr
LB 43 Allen Stansberry So
LB 44 Kimojha Brooks Jr
DE 46 Robert Deshotel 
Sr
DT 55 Chuck Wiley Fr
LB 56 Mike Calais So
DE 57 Kenny Mixon Fr
DT 75 David Carmona Fr
LB 82 Pat Rogers So
DE 88 Gabe Northern Jr
LB 99 Eric Valentino So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 80 Chad Kessler Fr
PK 23 Andre LaFleur Jr
PK 16 Wade Richey Fr
P 31 Mark Walker Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Phil Bennett (Asst. HC/DC/DB)
  • Lynn Amedee (OC/QB)
  • Jerry Baldwin (LB)
  • Steve Buckley (RB)
  • Larry Edmonson (WR)
  • Lee Fobbs (DE)
  • Pete Fredenburg (DT)
  • Rick Villareal (TE)
  • Larry Zierlein (OL)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
  • Redshirt

Roster

References

  1. ^ "LSU self-destructs in loss to Alabama". The Shreveport Times. November 6, 1994. Retrieved February 9, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "LSU fails". The Times. November 13, 1994. Retrieved February 9, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "LSU rips hapless Tulane". Alexandria Daily Town Talk. November 20, 1994. Retrieved February 9, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.