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1979 LSU Tigers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1979 record7–5 (4–2 SEC)
Head coachCharles McClendon (18th season)
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Alabama 6 0 0     12 0 0
Georgia 5 1 0     6 5 0
#16 Auburn 4 2 0     8 3 0
LSU 4 2 0     7 5 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     7 5 0
Kentucky 3 3 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 3 3 0     4 7 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     3 8 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     1 10 0
Florida 0 6 0     0 10 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University (LSU) during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. Under head coach Charles McClendon, the Tigers had a record of 7–5 with a Southeastern Conference record of 4–2. It was McClendon's 18th and final season as head coach at LSU.

Bo Rein, who led NC State to the 1979 Atlantic Coast Conference championship, was hired six days after the regular season finale, but McClendon and his staff coached the Tangerine Bowl vs. Wake Forest. Rein perished in a bizarre plane crash January 10, 1980, only 42 days after his hiring.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResult
September 15at Colorado*W 44–0
September 22Rice*W 47–3
September 29No. 1 USC*No. 20
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
L 12–17
October 6FloridadaggerNo. 17
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 20–3
October 13at GeorgiaNo. 13L 14–21
October 20Kentucky
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 23–19
October 27No. 8 Florida State*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
ABCL 19–24
November 3at Ole MissdaggerW 28–24
November 10No. 1 Alabama
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
L 0–3
November 17Mississippi State
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 21–3
November 24at No. 18 Tulane*ABCL 13–24
December 22vs. Wake Forest*MizlouW 34–10
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

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RosterEdit

1979 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 3 Carson, CarlosCarlos Carson Sr
QB 6 Ensminger, SteveSteve Ensminger Sr
QB 7 Risher, AlanAlan Risher Fr
QB 8 Woodley, DavidDavid Woodley Sr
RB 9 Jones, LeRoidLeRoid Jones Sr
WR 21 Porter, TracyTracy Porter Jr
WR 32 McDaniel, OrlandoOrlando McDaniel So
TE 89 LaFleur, GregGreg LaFleur Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 11 Britt, JamesJames Britt So
S 22 Williams, ChrisChris Williams Jr
CB 37 Teal, WillieWillie Teal Sr
LB 51 Richardson, AlbertAlbert Richardson Fr
DE 86 Adams, JohnJohn Adams Sr
LB 94 White, LymanLyman White 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

Roster

ReferencesEdit


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