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1978 LSU Tigers football
Liberty Bowl, L 15–20 vs. Missouri
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1978 record8–4 (3–3 SEC)
Head coachCharles McClendon (17th season)
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Alabama 6 0 0     11 1 0
#16 Georgia 5 0 1     9 2 1
Auburn 3 2 1     6 4 1
LSU 3 3 0     8 4 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     5 5 1
Florida 3 3 0     4 7 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     6 5 0
Ole Miss 2 4 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     4 6 1
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University (LSU) during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. Under head coach Charles McClendon, the Tigers had a record of 8–4 with a Southeastern Conference record of 3–3. It was McClendon's 17th season as head coach at LSU.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResult
September 16Indiana*No. 13W 24–17
September 23Wake Forest*No. 10
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 13–11
September 30at Rice*No. 11W 37–7
October 7at FloridaNo. 11W 34–21
October 14GeorgiaNo. 11
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
L 17–24
October 21at KentuckyNo. 16W 21–0
November 4Ole Miss RebelsNo. 12
W 30–8
November 11at No. 3 AlabamaNo. 10ABCL 10–31
November 18at Mississippi StateNo. 17L 14–16
November 25Tulane*
W 40–21
December 2Wyoming*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 24–17
December 31vs. Missouri*ABCL 15–20
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

[1]

RosterEdit

1978 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 4 Alexander, CharlesCharles Alexander Sr
WR 3 Carson, CarlosCarlos Carson Jr
QB Ensminger, SteveSteve Ensminger Jr
  Gajan, HokieHokie Gajan
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 37 Teal, WillieWillie Teal Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Game summariesEdit

WyomingEdit

Hokie Gajan ran the opening kickoff back 99 yards for a touchdown and Charles Alexander passed the 4,000 career rushing yard mark for his career.[2]

ReferencesEdit


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