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.

Personnel

2021 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Kayshon Boutte So
WR 2 Koy Moore So
RB 3 Tyrion Davis-Price Jr
RB 4 John Emery Jr. Jr
QB 5 Garrett Nussmeier Fr
WR 6 Deion Smith Fr
WR 8 Malik Nabers Fr
WR 10 Jaray Jenkins So
WR 11 Brian Thomas Jr. Fr
WR 12 Alex Adams So
QB 12 Tavion Faulk Fr
WR 13 Jontre Kirklin Sr
QB 14 Max Johnson So
QB 15 Myles Brennan Sr
WR 16 Devonta Lee Jr
WR 17 Chris Hilton Jr. Fr
QB 19 Matt O'Dowd Fr
RB 21 Corey Kiner Fr
RB 22 Armoni Goodwin Fr
RB 23 Corren Norman So
WR 24 Carter Arceneaux Fr
RB 26 Tre Bradford So
RB 27 Josh Williams So
WR 29 Ethan Laing
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 Fr
WR 33 Trey Palmer Jr
RB 35 Nick Demas Fr
TE 41 Jake Chiasson Fr
TE 42 Aaron Moffitt GS
TE 45 Stephen King Jr
TE 46 Charlie Drost Fr
OL 55 Kimo Makane'ole Fr
C 56 Liam Shanahan Sr
G 57 Chasen Hines Sr
OL 58 Kardell Thomas So
OT 61 Cameron Wire Jr
OL 64 Joshua Billedeaux Fr
OL 65 Charlie Pickard Fr
OL 66 Lanson Smith Fr
OL 67 Spencer Payne Fr
OL 69 Charles Turner So
G 70 Ed Ingram Sr
OL 71 Xavier Hill Fr
OL 72 Garrett Dellinger Fr
OL 74 Marcus Dumervil Fr
OL 75 Anthony Bradford Fr
OT 76 Austin Deculus GS
OL 77 Marlon Martinez So
OL 78 Thomas Perry So
WR 80 Jack Bech Fr
TE 82 Jack Mashburn So
TE 83 Gabe Leonards Fr
TE 84 Cameron McCormick Jr
WR 85 L. J. Gilyot So
TE 86 Caleb Bonine Fr
TE 87 Kole Taylor So
WR 88 Evan Francioni Jr
WR 89 Jack Rilling Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL 0 Maason Smith Fr
CB 1 Eli Ricks So
CB 2 Dwight McGlothern So
DE 3 Andre Anthony GS
S 4 Todd Harris Jr. GS
S 5 Jay Ward Jr
CB 6 Derrick Davis Jr. Fr
CB 7 Derek Stingley Jr. Jr
DE 8 BJ Ojulari So
LB 10 Josh White So
DE 11 Ali Gaye Sr
DB 14 Matthew Langlois Fr
DB 15 Sage Ryan Fr
DE 17 Zavier Carter Fr
LB 18 Damone Clark Sr
LB 19 Mike Jones Jr. So
S 21 Jordan Toles So
LB 22 Navontesque Strong So
LB 23 Micah Baskerville Sr
CB 24 Darren Evans Sr
CB 25 Cordale Flott Jr
DB 26 Damarius McGhee Fr
DB 27 Ralph Walker Fr
DB 28 Major Burns Fr
CB 29 Raydarious Jones So
LB 30 Greg Penn III Fr
S 31 Cameron Lewis GS
CB 32 Lloyd Cole Sr
DB 33 Everett Garard Fr
LB 34 Antoine Sampah So
DE 35 Sai'Vion Jones Fr
S 36 Messiah Farnas Fr
LB 37 Hunter Faust Jr
DB 38 Pig Cage Fr
LB 39 Phillip Webb
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 Fr
DL 40 Landon Jackson Fr
LB 41 Kyler Rodriguez Fr
LB 42 Lane Blue Fr
DE 42 Matt Worch Fr
LB 43 Matt Jayne Fr
LB 46 Blake McLaughlin Fr
LB 51 Dylan Gibbs Fr
LB 52 Nate Gibbs Fr
DE 53 Soni Fonua Sr
LB 54 Aaron Benfield So
DE 55 Jarell Cherry Jr
DL 56 Vincent Valdez Fr
LB 58 Jared Small Sr
DE 59 Desmond Little So
DE 81 Bryce Langston Fr
DT 90 Jacobian Guillory Fr
DT 92 Neil Farrell Jr. GS
DT 94 Joseph Evans So
DT 97 Glen Logan Sr
DT 99 Jaquelin Roy So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 32 Avery Atkins So
K 31 Peyton Badyrko Fr
K 31 Damian Ramos Fr
K 36 Cade York Jr
P 38 Peyton Todd Fr
K 39 Ezekeal Mata
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 Fr
K 43 Preston Stafford Jr
LS 44 Luke Laforge Fr
LS 47 Max Peterson Fr
LS 48 Quentin Skinner So
LS 49 Jonathan Ferguson Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

[2]

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.[3]

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:[4]

Standings

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD PCT
1 x – Alabama 8 7 1 598 302 +296 .875
2 Ole Miss 8 6 2 438 321 +117 .750
3 Arkansas 8 4 4 402 298 +104 .500
4 Mississippi State 8 4 4 378 337 +41 .500
5 Texas A&M 8 4 4 352 191 +161 .500
6 Auburn 8 3 5 368 283 +85 .375
7 LSU 8 3 5 345 346 −1 .375
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. ^ "2021 Football Roster".
  3. ^ Scarborough, Alex. "LSU football self-imposes one-year bowl ban for 2020 season". ESPN. Retrieved December 9, 2020.
  4. ^ "2021 LSU Football Schedule". FBSchedule. Retrieved January 27, 2021.