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 theFootball Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). LSU ended the 2015 season with 770 victories, the 12th most in Division I FBS NCAA 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.
LSU has won three National Championships in 1958, 2003 and 2007. LSU won the BCS National Championship in 2004 (2003 season) with a 21–14 win overOklahoma in the Nokia Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, and the 2008 BCS National Championship Game (2007 season) versus the Ohio State Buckeyes with a 38–24 score, thus becoming the first team since the advent of the BCS to win multiple BCS national titles.
LSU has been featured in a game with ESPN College GameDay on location a total of 25 times, and the show has aired from Baton Rouge a total of 13 times. The Tigers have now made at least one appearance on the show in each of the past 13 seasons starting in 2003. In recent years, LSU has had a high number of playersdrafted into the National Football League. As of the beginning of the 2015 NFL season, there were 40 former LSU players on active rosters in the NFL, the most of any college program.
Current head coach Les Miles has led the team since 2005.