2002 LSU Tigers football
Louisiana State University (logo).svg
SEC Western Division co-champion
Cotton Bowl Classic, L 20–35 vs. Texas
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Record8–5 (5–3 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJimbo Fisher (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorWill Muschamp (1st season)
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
(Capacity: 91,600)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 3 Georgia x$   7 1     13 1  
Florida   6 2     8 5  
Tennessee   5 3     8 5  
Kentucky   3 5     7 5  
South Carolina   3 5     5 7  
Vanderbilt   0 8     2 10  
Western Division
No. 11 Alabama   6 2     10 3  
Arkansas xy   5 3     9 5  
No. 14 Auburn x   5 3     9 4  
LSU x   5 3     8 5  
Ole Miss   3 5     7 6  
Mississippi State   0 8     3 9  
Championship: Georgia 30, Arkansas 3
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • Alabama had the best division record, but did not participate in postseason play due to NCAA probation.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. Coached by Nick Saban, the Tigers played their home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The defending SEC champion Tigers started out strong, but an injury to starting quarterback Matt Mauck hurt the team and they lost four of their final six games. The season is memorable because of the famous Bluegrass Miracle against the Kentucky Wildcats.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 11:30 p.m.at No. 16 Virginia Tech*No. 14ABCL 8–2665,049
September 77:00 p.m.The Citadel*No. 23W 35–1085,022
September 147:00 p.m.Miami (OH)*No. 22
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 33–790,010
September 2811:30 a.m.Mississippi StateNo. 20
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
JPSW 31–1390,793
October 57:00 p.m.Louisiana–Lafayette*daggerNo. 19
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
PPVW 48–091,357
October 126:45 p.m.at No. 16 FloridaNo. 18ESPNW 36–785,252
October 196:45 p.m.South CarolinaNo. 12
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
ESPNW 38–1491,340
October 2611:30 a.m.at AuburnNo. 10JPSL 7–3185,366
November 911:30 a.m.at KentuckyNo. 16JPSW 33–3066,262
November 168:00 p.m.No. 10 AlabamaNo. 12
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
ESPNL 0–3192,012
November 237:30 p.m.Ole MissNo. 21
ESPN2W 14–1391,613
November 271:30 p.m.at ArkansasNo. 17CBSL 20–2155,553
January 1, 200310:00 a.m.vs. No. 9 Texas*FOXL 20–3570,817
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Roster and Coaches

2002 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 5 Skyler Green Fr
WR 9 Devery Henderson Jr
RB 10 Joseph Addai So
QB 12 Marcus Randall So
WR 14 Michael Clayton So
QB 18 Matt Mauck So
RB 22 LaBrandon Toefield Sr
RB 31 Domanick Davis Sr
TE 47 Eric Edwards Jr
C 55 Ben Wilkerson So
OL 64 Rudy Niswanger Fr
WR 87 Blain Bech So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 8 Jack Hunt Jr
LB 11 Bradie James Sr
CB 13 Corey Webster So
CB 21 Randall Gay Jr
LB 27 Eric Alexander Jr
DE 84 Marcus Spears So
DT 93 Chad Lavalais Jr
DT 95 Kyle Williams Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 40 John Corbello Sr
P 80 Donnie Jones Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

LSU Tigers in the 2003 National Football League Draft

Player Position Round Pick Overall NFL team
Domanick Davis Running back 4 4 101 Houston Texans
Bradie James Linebacker 4 6 103 Dallas Cowboys
LaBrandon Toefield Running back 4 35 132 Jacksonville Jaguars
Norman Lejeune Defensive back 7 30 244 Philadelphia Eagles

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/2003.htm Archived 2009-05-27 at the Wayback Machine

References