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1961 LSU Tigers football
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SEC co-champion
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 25–7 vs. Colorado
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 4
1961 record10–1 (6–0 SEC)
Head coachPaul Dietzel (7th season)
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1/1 Alabama § 7 0 0     11 0 0
#4/3 LSU § 6 0 0     10 1 0
#5/5 Ole Miss 5 1 0     9 2 0
#13/13 Georgia Tech 4 3 0     7 4 0
Tennessee 4 3 0     6 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     4 5 1
Auburn 3 4 0     6 4 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     5 5 0
Georgia 2 5 0     3 7 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0     5 5 0
Tulane 1 5 0     2 8 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0     2 8 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1961 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University during the 1961 NCAA University Division football season. It was head coach Paul Dietzel's seventh and final season with the team. Following the Tigers' Orange Bowl victory vs. Colorado, Dietzel departed to take the head coaching position at Army.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResult
September 23at Rice*No. 5L 3–16
September 308 pmTexas A&M*W 16–7
October 78 pmNo. 3 Georgia Tech
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 10–0
October 14at South Carolina*W 42–0
October 218 pmKentuckyNo. 10
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 24–14
October 28at FloridaNo. 7W 23–0
November 48 pmNo. 2 Ole MissNo. 6
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 10–7
November 11at North Carolina*No. 4W 30–0
November 188 pmMississippi StNo. 4
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 14–6
November 252 pmTulaneNo. 4
W 62–0
January 1, 196212:30 pmvs. No. 7 Colorado*No. 4NBCW 25–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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ReferencesEdit

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