1968 LSU Tigers football team

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1968 LSU Tigers football
Peach Bowl, W 31–14 vs. Florida State
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP #19
1968 record 8–3 (2–2 SEC)
Head coach Charlie McClendon
Home stadium Tiger Stadium
Seasons
« 1967 1969 »
1968 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Georgia 5 0 1     8 1 2
#13 Tennessee 4 1 1     8 2 1
#17 Alabama 4 2 0     8 3 0
LSU 4 2 0     8 3 0
#16 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

The 1968 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University during the 1968 college 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.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 21 #13 Texas A&M* #20 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) W 13–12  
September 28 at Rice* #14 Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 21–7  
October 5 Baylor* #10 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA W 48–16  
October 11 at Miami* #8 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL L 30–0  
October 19 Kentucky #20 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA W 13–3  
October 26 TCU* #18 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA W 10–7  
November 2 Ole Miss #14 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Magnolia Bowl) L 24–27  
November 9 at Alabama #20 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Rivalry) L 7–16  
November 16 Mississippi State Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA W 20–16  
November 23 at Tulane* #8 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Battle for the Rag) W 34–10  
December 30 vs. Florida State* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) W 31–27  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: LSUSports.net: 1968 LSU football schedule[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Ken Newfield Running Back 6 136 Oakland Raiders
Bill Fortier Tackle 6 154 Baltimore Colts
Maurice LeBlanc Defensive Back 8 206 Kansas City Chiefs
Tommy Morel Flanker 11 267 New Orleans Saints

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