LSU is unlike nearly every other college football team in the country as they wear white at home. They also wear white on the road as per the usual. But sometimes they wear purple jerseys, and they've had mixed results.
LSU has been wearing white to their home games since the late 1950s, except from 1983-1994 when the NCAA prohibited teams from wearing white at home. Their record during this time was 79-54-3 - not too bad but also not up to their high standards. They were able to get that ban lifted in 1995, however, and have continued to wear white at home ever since.
SEC teams are not able to force LSU to not wear white when they go to Death Valley, but they can make them when the Tigers come to their stadium. Here are a few examples of this happening:
- 1998: LSU 10, Florida 22 (they wore gold)
- 2000: LSU 9, Florida 41
- 2007: LSU 45, Mississippi State 0
- 2009: LSU 30, Mississippi State 26
- 2000: LSU 10, UAB 13
- 2004: LSU 22, Oregon State 21 OT (OSU's kicker missed the extra point that would have sent it to 2OT - he missed THREE extra points in that game!).
- 2004: LSU 24, Troy 20 (Troy had a 20-17 lead with 2:30 remaining)
- 2008: LSU 40, Troy 31 (Troy had a 31-3 lead in the 3rd quarter of this game!)
- 2009: LSU 24, LA Tech 16 (LA Tech had a 13-10 halftime lead)
- 2012: LSU 38, Towson 22 (A FCS team lead them 9-7 with 5:00 to go in the 2nd quarter, and it was 31-16 in the 4th)