LSU vs. Oklahoma

1950 Sugar Bowl

Jan. 2, 1950

Oklahoma 35, LSU 0

The Cinderella 8-2 Tigers, on the strength of a season-ending 21-0 upset of SEC champion Tulane, lobbied their way into the Sugar Bowl for the first time in 12 years. After the thrashing administered by unbeaten No. 2 Oklahoma, LSU fans probably wondered why they went through all the trouble. After a scoreless first quarter, the Sooners (11-0) poured it on, outgaining the No. 9 Tigers 360-159 before a huge crowd of 82,000 at old Tulane Stadium. A headline the following day in the Dallas News read, “Oklahoma Overpowers Minor League LSU Team.”

2004 Sugar Bowl (BCS Championship)

Jan. 4, 2004

LSU 21, Oklahoma 14

An overwhelming No. 1 all season, the Sooners reached the BCS title game despite losing 35-7 to Kansas State in the Big 12 championship game because the BCS computer rankings favored OU too much to keep it out. The Tigers led 14-7 in the third quarter when defensive end Marcus Spears drifted back into coverage and intercepted Heisman Trophy winner Jason White, returning the pass 20 yards for the winning points. LSU won the BCS title, but Southern California finished No. 1 in the AP poll after winning the Rose Bowl. It was the last split title in college football history.

LSU bowl history (26-23-1)

Bowl Date Result

Peach Saturday vs. Oklahoma (3 p.m., ESPN)

Fiesta Jan. 1, 2019 LSU 40, UCF 32

Citrus Jan. 1, 2018 Notre Dame 21, LSU 17

Citrus Dec. 31, 2016 LSU 29, Louisville 9

Texas Dec. 29, 2015 LSU 56, Texas Tech 27

Music City Dec. 30, 2014 Notre Dame 31, LSU 28

Outback Jan. 1, 2014 LSU 21, Iowa 14

Chick-fil-A# Dec. 31, 2012 Clemson 25, LSU 24

BCS Championship Jan. 9, 2012 Alabama 21, LSU 0

Cotton Jan. 7, 2011 LSU 41, Texas A&M 24

Capital One& Jan. 1, 2010 Penn State 19, LSU 17

Chick-fil-A# Dec. 31, 2008 LSU 38, Georgia Tech 3

BCS Championship Jan. 7, 2008 LSU 38, Ohio State 24

Sugar Jan. 3, 2007 LSU 41, Notre Dame 14

Peach Dec. 30, 2005 LSU 40, Miami 3

Capital One& Jan. 1, 2005 Iowa 30, LSU 25

Sugar (BCS Ch.) Jan., 4, 2004 LSU 21, Oklahoma 14

Cotton Jan. 1, 2003 Texas 35, LSU 20

Sugar Jan. 1, 2002 LSU 47, Illinois 34

Peach Dec. 29, 2000 LSU 28, Georgia Tech 14

Independence Dec. 28, 1997 LSU 27, Notre Dame 9

Peach Dec. 28, 1996 LSU 10, Clemson 7

Independence Dec. 29, 1995 LSU 45, Michigan State 26

Hall of Fame* Jan. 2, 1989 Syracuse 23, LSU 20

Gator Dec. 31, 1987 LSU 30, South Carolina 13

Sugar Jan. 1, 1987 Nebraska 30, LSU 15

Liberty Dec. 27, 1985 Baylor 21, LSU 7

Sugar Jan. 1, 1985 Nebraska 28, LSU 10

Orange Jan. 1, 1983 Nebraska 21, LSU 20

Tangerine& Dec. 22, 1979 LSU 34, Wake Forest 10

Liberty Dec. 23, 1978 Missouri 20, LSU 15

Sun Dec. 31, 1977 Stanford 24, LSU 14

Orange Jan. 1, 1974 Penn State 16, LSU 9

Astro-Bluebonnet@ Dec. 30, 1972 Tennessee 24, LSU 17

Sun Dec. 18, 1971 LSU 33, Iowa State 15

Orange Jan. 1, 1971 Nebraska 17, LSU 12

Peach Dec. 30, 1968 LSU 31, Florida State 27

Sugar Jan. 1, 1968 LSU 20, Wyoming 13

Cotton Jan. 1, 1966 LSU 14, Arkansas 7

Sugar Jan. 1, 1965 LSU 13, Syracuse 10

Bluebonnet@ Dec. 21, 1963 Baylor 14, LSU 7

Cotton Jan. 1, 1963 LSU 13, Texas 0

Orange Jan. 1, 1962 LSU 25, Colorado 7

Sugar Jan. 1, 1960 Ole Miss 21, LSU 0

Sugar Jan. 1, 1959 LSU 7, Clemson 0

Sugar Jan. 2, 1950 Oklahoma 35, LSU 0

Cotton Jan. 1, 1947 LSU 0, Arkansas 0

Orange Jan. 1, 1944 LSU 19, Texas A&M 14

Sugar Jan. 1, 1938 Santa Clara 6, LSU 0

Sugar Jan. 1, 1937 Santa Clara 21, LSU 14

Sugar Jan. 1, 1936 TCU 3, LSU 2

#-Now Peach Bowl

&-Now Citrus Bowl

*-Now Outback Bowl

@-Now defunct

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