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1968 LSU Tigers football
Peach Bowl champion
Peach Bowl, W 31–14 vs. Florida State
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 19
1968 record8–3 (2–2 SEC)
Head coachCharles McClendon (7th season)
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8/4 Georgia 5 0 1     8 1 2
#13/7 Tennessee 4 1 1     8 2 1
#17/12 Alabama 4 2 0     8 3 0
LSU 4 2 0     8 3 0
#16/NR Auburn 4 2 0     7 4 0
Florida 3 2 1     6 3 1
Ole Miss 3 2 1     7 3 1
Vanderbilt 2 3 1     5 4 1
Mississippi State 0 4 2     0 8 2
Kentucky 0 7 0     3 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1968 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University during the 1968 NCAA University Division football season. The offense scored 221 points while the defense allowed 171 points. The Tigers competed in the inaugural Peach Bowl and beat Florida State, 31–27.

ScheduleEdit

The games vs. TCU and Tulane were designated as conference games by the SEC, since LSU had only four conference opponents on its schedule. Under SEC rules at the time, teams had to play a minimum of six conference games to be eligible for the championship. This rule was repealed in 1969, but reinstated in 1972.

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 21No. 13 Texas A&M*No. 20W 13–12
September 28at Rice*No. 14W 21–7
October 5Baylor*No. 10
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 48–16
October 11at Miami*No. 8L 30–0
October 19KentuckyNo. 20
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 13–3
October 26TCUNo. 18
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 10–7
November 2Ole MissNo. 14
L 24–27
November 9at AlabamaNo. 20L 7–16
November 16Mississippi State
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 20–16
November 23at TulaneNo. 8W 34–10
December 30vs. Florida State*W 31–27
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • Source: LSUSports.net: 1968 LSU football schedule[1]

RosterEdit

1968 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 18 Lee, BuddyBuddy Lee So
HB 33 Ray, EddieEddie Ray Jr
C 51 Zaunbrecher, GodfreyGodfrey Zaunbrecher Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 45 Anderson, MikeMike Anderson So
DT 73 Sage, JohnJohn Sage So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 25 Lumpkin, MarkMark Lumpkin So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL team
Ken Newfield Running back6 136 Oakland Raiders
Bill Fortier Tackle6154 Baltimore Colts
Maurice LeBlanc Defensive back8 206 Kansas City Chiefs
Tommy Morel Flanker11 267 New Orleans Saints

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ReferencesEdit


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