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1970 LSU Tigers football
SEC champion
Orange Bowl, L 12–17 vs. Nebraska
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 6
APNo. 7
1970 record9–3 (5–0 SEC)
Head coachCharles McClendon (9th season)
Offensive schemeI formation
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
(capacity:67,500)
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →
1970 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7/6 LSU 5 0 0     9 3 0
#4/4 Tennessee 4 1 0     11 1 0
#10/9 Auburn 5 2 0     9 2 0
#20 Ole Miss 4 2 0     7 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     7 4 0
Georgia 3 3 0     5 5 0
Alabama 3 4 0     6 5 1
Mississippi State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 0 7 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1970 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University during the 1970 NCAA University Division football season.

Following a 3–0 loss to No. 2 Notre Dame at South Bend, LSU was extended a bid to face Big Eight Conference champion Nebraska in the Orange Bowl. However, the bid was contingent on the Tigers defeating both Tulane at New Orleans and Ole Miss at Baton Rouge in the final two weeks of the season.

Still steaming about being shut out of the major bowl games in 1969 despite a 9–1 record, LSU responded to the challenge. The Tigers overcame a stubborn Tulane squad, which earned a Liberty Bowl invitation despite falling 26–14 in the Battle for the Rag, and then dismantled Ole Miss 61–17 in front of a large television audience and nearly 70,000 fans in Tiger Stadium. In that game, Tommy Casanova tied an NCAA record with two punt return touchdowns in a single game.[1] Casanova and linebacker Mike Anderson were recognized as consensus All-Americans.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 19Texas A&M*No. 12L 18–20
September 26Rice*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 24–0
October 3Baylor*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 31–10
October 10Pacific*No. 19
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 34–0
October 17KentuckyNo. 15
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 14–7
October 24at No. 6 AuburnNo. 14W 17–9
November 7at No. 19 AlabamaNo. 11W 14–9
November 14Mississippi StateNo. 9
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 38–7
November 21at No. 2 Notre Dame*No. 6L 0–3
November 28at Tulane*No. 6W 26–14
December 5No. 16 Ole MissNo. 8
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 61–17
January 1, 1971vs. No. 3 Nebraska*No. 5L 12–17
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • Source: LSUSports.net: 1970 LSU football schedule[2]

RosterEdit

1970 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
HB 24 Cantrelle, ArtArt Cantrelle Jr
SB 3 Coffee, AlAl Coffee So
WR 80 Hamilton, AndyAndy Hamilton Jr
QB 18 Lee, BuddyBuddy Lee Sr
QB 7 Jones, BertBert Jones So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 45 Anderson, MikeMike Anderson Sr
DB 37 Casanova, TommyTommy Casanova Jr
DT 78 Estay, RonRon Estay Jr
DT 73 Sage, JohnJohn Sage Sr
DE 79 Wood, JohnJohn Wood So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 25 Lumpkin, MarkMark Lumpkin Sr
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
Buddy Lee Quarterback7 126 Chicago Bears
Mike Anderson Linebacker9216 Pittsburgh Steelers
John SageLinebacker17 420 Philadelphia

[3]

ReferencesEdit

Template:Southeastern Conference football champions


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