When the LSU Tigers meet the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Outback Bowl it will be the 14th straight bowl appearance for LSU. The Tigers’ streak is currently 6th best in the country and 2nd in the SEC. In fact, LSU’s 14 consecutive bowl appearances are good for 14th most in college football history.
During their streak the Tigers have gone 8-5, but three of the five losses have come by a combined eight points. In 2005, LSU lost a heart breaker to Iowa by five points in the Capital One Bowl on a Hail Mary pass as time expired in Nick Saban’s final game at LSU.
In 2010 a game winning field goal for the Penn State Nittany Lions handed the Tigers a two-point defeat in another Capital One Bowl heart-breaker and last year the Clemson Tigers hit a field goal as time expired to beat LSU by a single point in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl.
LSU has had several quality wins during their current streak. The Tigers won two BCS National Championships, one with Saban in 2003, then with Les Miles in 2007. LSU has knocked off the Miami Hurricanes, Oklahoma Sooners, and Notre Dame Fighting Irish, three schools who have combined for 20 of the 77 AP national titles.
LSU won’t be satisfied with just another bowl appearance, however as the Tigers have their eyes set on knocking off Iowa and continuing another impressive streak. With a win in the Outback Bowl, LSU will have won their tenth game of the season for a fourth consecutive year.