2021 LSU Tigers football
LSU Athletics logo.svg
Texas Bowl, L 20–42 vs. Kansas State
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Record6–7 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJake Peetz (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorDaronte Jones (1st season)
Home stadiumTiger Stadium (Capacity: 102,321)
Seasons
← 2020
2022 →
2021 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
East Division
No. 1 Georgia x#^   8 0     14 1  
No. 18 Kentucky   5 3     10 3  
Tennessee   4 4     7 6  
Missouri   3 5     6 7  
South Carolina   3 5     7 6  
Florida   2 6     6 7  
Vanderbilt   0 8     2 10  
West Division
No. 2 Alabama x$^   7 1     13 2  
No. 11 Ole Miss   6 2     10 3  
No. 21 Arkansas   4 4     9 4  
Mississippi State   4 4     7 6  
Texas A&M   4 4     8 4  
Auburn   3 5     6 7  
LSU   3 5     6 7  
Championship: Alabama 41, Georgia 24
  • # – College Football Playoff champion
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2021 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the 2021 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Tigers played their home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and competed in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They were led by sixth-year head coach Ed Orgeron, who left the program at the conclusion of the regular season. The Tigers ended their season by playing Kansas State in the Texas Bowl,[1] where they were led by interim head coach Brad Davis.

Coaching staff

Name Position
Ed Orgeron Head coach
Jake Peetz Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach
Daronte Jones Defensive coordinator
DJ Mangas Passing game coordinator
Corey Raymond Cornerbacks coach/recruiting coordinator
Mickey Joseph Wide receivers coach/assistant head coach
Kevin Faulk Running backs coach
Greg McMahon Special teams coordinator
Blake Baker Linebackers coach
Andre Carter Defensive line coach
Brad Davis Offensive line coach
Tommy Moffitt Strength and conditioning coordinator

Previous season

The Tigers finished the 2020 season 5–5, 5–5 in SEC play to finish in fourth place in the Western Division. LSU announced a self-imposed bowl ban for the 2020 season. The self-imposed bowl ban was enacted due to the ongoing NCAA investigation at LSU.[2]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 4, 20217:30 p.m.at UCLA*No. 16FOXL 27–3868,123
September 117:00 p.m.McNeese State*ESPN+/SECN+W 34–794,220
September 186:30 p.m.Central Michigan*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
SECNW 49–2192,547
September 2511:00 a.m.at Mississippi StateESPNW 28–2550,298
October 28:00 p.m.No. 22 Auburn
ESPNL 19–2497,717
October 96:30 p.m.at No. 16 KentuckySECNL 21–4261,690
October 1611:00 a.m.No. 20 Florida
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
ESPNW 49–4296,012
October 232:30 p.m.at No. 12 Ole MissCBSL 17–3164,523
November 66:00 p.m.at No. 2 AlabamaESPNL 14–20100,077
November 136:30 p.m.No. 25 Arkansas
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
SECNL 13–16 OT98,772
November 208:00 p.m.Louisiana–Monroe*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
ESPN2W 27–1492,790
November 276:00 p.m.No. 15 Texas A&M
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
ESPNW 27–2491,595
January 4, 20228:00 p.m.vs. Kansas State*ESPNL 20–42 52,207
Schedule Source:[3]

Standings

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD
1 x – Alabama 8 7 1 598 302 +296
2 Ole Miss 8 6 2 438 321 +117
3 Arkansas 8 4 4 402 298 +104
4 Mississippi State 8 4 4 378 337 +41
5 Texas A&M 8 4 4 352 191 +161
6 Auburn 8 3 5 368 283 +85
7 LSU 8 3 5 345 346 −1
Source: SEC
x – Division champions

Rankings

Further information: 2021 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
— = Not ranked. RV = Received votes.
Week
PollPre1234567891011121314Final
AP16RVRVRVRVRV
Coaches13RVRVRVRVRV
CFPNot releasedNot released

References

  1. ^ West, Glen (December 5, 2021). "LSU Football Selected to Participate in Texas Bowl Against Kansas State". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 6, 2021.
  2. ^ Scarborough, Alex. "LSU football self-imposes one-year bowl ban for 2020 season". ESPN. Retrieved December 9, 2020.
  3. ^ "2021 LSU Football Schedule". FBSchedule. Retrieved January 27, 2021.