The LSU Tigers football team, also known as the Fighting Tigers, represents Louisiana State University in the sport of American football. The Tigers compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). LSU ended the 2015 season with 770 victories, the 12th most in NCAA Division I FBS history, and the 4th most of any SEC team, behind Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia. The Tigers also have the 11th highest winning percentage among teams with at least 1,000 games played.
To be eligible for the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame in the Athlete category, the individual must have been granted an earned baccalaureate, professional or graduate degree by LSU or by some other regionally accredited institution of higher learning, have earned one or more letters in a varsity sport at LSU, have gained national distinction through superlative performance as an athlete, and have established a personal reputation for character and citizenship which reflects favorably on the University.
However, after Orgeron was unable to steer the Tigers to a win over Alabama—the biggest flaw in Miles’s recent résumé—the general consensus was he needed to win out to get the head coaching job for good. Now, the best LSU can do is beat Texas A&M on Thanksgiving to finish the season 7–4 with a 5–2 record under Orgeron. That’s pretty good but not significantly better than the type of seasons Miles was compiling: solid records but no marquee victories that would actually put LSU in contention for conference titles and College Football Playoff berths.
Derrius Guice, RB
The Tigers’ talented backup got plenty of action last days with Leonard Fournette limited by his lingering ankle injury, but two crucial miscues made LSU miss Fournette all the more. Guice lost a fumble at the Florida 12-yard line late in the Gators’ 16-10 win. Then, at the end of the game with LSU on the Florida 1-yard line in the final seconds, Guice went the wrong way on a rush attempt and was stuffed short of the goal line to end the game. Guice finished with 83 yards and a touchdown, but he was also a big reason why LSU’s offense fell apart in the red zone all day.
Guice spent his true freshman year at LSU in 2015 as a backup to Leonard Fournette. He played in all 12 games, rushing for 436 yards on 51 carries with three touchdowns. Guice entered his sophomore season again as a backup to Fournette. He started his first career game in place of an injured Fournette during the team’s second game of the season and ran for 155 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown. Against the Arkansas Razorbacks on November 12, Guice rushed for 252 yards, which was the second most in a game in school history. The total included a school-record 96-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Derrius Guice. The sophomore running back was able to pick up right where number seven left off, and alongside Orgeron’s offensive adjustments the Tigers were able to thrive.In the absence of Fournette, Guice ran for an incredible amount of yardage and put the ball in the end zone five times. His combination of strength and speed proved unstoppable, and for a brief period of time Leonard Fournette slipped to the back of our minds.