December 3, 2023

LSU Tigers Quick Facts

LSU in2023: The # 13 Tigersare 9-3, 6-2 in the SEC. finishing second in the SEC West Division. LSUboasts the nation's top ranked offense and also leads the nation in scoring,passing efficiency and 3rd down conversion percentage. In addition, they are 4thnationally in passing offense and lead the SEC in Rushing and Receiving.

LSUTradition: TheTigers had their inaugural season in 1893. LSU has 842 all-time wins, including357 all-time SEC wins. The Tigers have won 12 SEC championships and they havealso won 4 National Championships (1958, 2003,2007,2019). LSU boasts 6 ProFootball Hall of Famers and 49 NFL First round draft picks.

LSU inBowls: This will beThe Tigers 55th bowl game and third trip to the ReliaQuest Bowl! Ontheir last trip to Tampa in 2014, they defeated Iowa 21-14. Their overall bowlrecord is 29-24-1. Last year, theydefeated Purdue in the Citrus Bowl 63-7.

FeaturePlayers: Heisman Trophy candidate and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award winner QB JaydenDaniels leads the nationin total offense and passing efficiency and ranks 3rd in passingyards with 3,812. He also ranks 2ndin the SEC with 1,134 rushing yards and has combined for 50 TDs.

WR MalikNabers leads the nationin Receiving yards (1,546) and receiving yards per game (129) and has an SECbest 86 receptions He is a finalist for the 2023 Biletnikoff Award. WR Brian Thomas Jr. has 60catches for 1,079 yards and a national best 15 touchdowns. Together they arethe nation's top receiving duo in terms of yards (2,445) and receiving TDs (26).

LB GregPenn III leads theteam in tackles with 82 for the season along with 3 sacks and 2 interceptions. Safeties Major Burns (79) and AndreSam (77) are next along with LB Harold Perkins Jr. logging 71 totaltackles for the season, (41 solo), and tallied 13 TFL, 6 sacks, 3 force fumblesand 1 interception.

Meet HeadCoach Brian Kelly: BrianKelly is only in his second year with the LSU Tigers. In the span of 26 gamesat LSU he has an overall record of 19-7. With a overall coaching record of 303-103-2,Brian Kelly is the winningest active FBS coach. He hails from Notre Dame wherehe led the Fighting Irish to 113 wins over the 12 years there. His consistencyled the Irish to the BCS National Championship Game as well as CFP playoffgames in 2018 and 2020. Kelly has 14 bowl/CFP playoff appearances and was namedNational Coach of the Year in 2009, 2012 and 2018.