LSU loses to Penn State in Capital One Bowl

The 2009 season ended in a loss for LSU on the first day of 2010, as the Tigers fell to Penn State 19-17 in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando.  The Tigers overcame a 16-3 deficit to take a 17-16 lead in the fourth quarter, but the Nittany Lions countered by kicking what would end up being the game winning field goal with less than a minute to go in the game.  LSU would try and counter but again showed poor clock management in the final moments of a ball game as they let too much time expire to do any serious damage.

The Tigers finish the season with a 9-4 record.