LSU Tigers Football 2014 News and Updates
2/4/14 - The LSU Tigers are losing a big chunk of players to the NFL Draft this year. Foregoing degrees, WR Odell Beckham, DT Ego Ferguson, (top RB prospect) Jeremy Hill, DT Anthony Johnson, WR Javis Landry, and OG Trai Turner will be headed to the pros. Head coach Les Miles will be without much of his offense: 77.4% receiving yards and over half of their rushing yards, to be exact. Still, Miles had to deal with 10 players leaving two years ago, so six this time around is certainly not apocalyptic. Last year, LSU’s 10-3 record was generally viewed as a “down season” for the storied team, which displays the Tigers’ prestige, and it looks like Miles have another resurgence, with a recruiting class ranked 7 in the nation (headlined by No.2 rated recruit, RB Leonard Fournette). With 7 would-be seniors gone, can Miles do work with the inexperienced crew he has left?
11/5/13- The Tigers are getting ready to pounce for leadership in the SEC West, looking to improve their 7-2 record, after taking a loss to Mississippi and unranked Georgia earlier in the season. To do that, they must renew the LSU-Alabama rivalry this Saturday, when the Tigers host the undefeated Tide in “Death Valley”, for one of the biggest games in regular season play. In the last three meetings, LSU has come out on top by slight margins, but will they be able to snap Alabama’s unbeaten streak this year? Tickets start at $165 in the Upper Level, and rise to a staggering $772 in the second most expensive College football game of the year.
LSU Tigers Football
The LSU Tigers season last year, which ended with a 10-3 record and a loss to the Clemson Tigers
in the Chick-fil-A Bowl
, was disappointing by LSU standards. This season, coach Les Miles looks to return the team to BCS National Championship
contention in the final year of the current BCS format. Always known for their stingy defense, the Tigers will be hoping for improvement on the offensive side of the ball. The offense hinges on junior quarterback Zack Mettenberger, who should show more consistency with a full year of starting under his belt. Average price for LSU football tickets at home this season is $277, second highest in the NCAA after the Notre Dame Fighting Irish
and one spot higher than rival Alabama Crimson Tide
LSU opens the 2013 season against the TCU Horned Frogs in the Cowboys Classic in Arlington. Held at Cowboys Stadium on 8/31, it's the second most expensive game of the NCAA football season, with an average TCU vs. LSU tickets price of $726. The most expensive game on the LSU Tigers football schedule at Tiger Stadium this season is against Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel and the Texas A&M Aggies on 11/23, with an average price of $531 for the rivalry game. The LSU vs. Alabama game in Tuscaloosa this season is slightly less expensive, at an average Alabama vs. LSU tickets price of $525. At $78, the 10/26 game against FCS opponent Furman on 10/26 is the least expensive LSU Tigers football home game. The Florida Gators also come to Baton Rouge this season on 10/12, and Florida vs. LSU tickets are averaging $378.