1895 LSU football team

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1895 LSU football
Lsu tigers 1895.jpg
Conference Independent
1895 record 3–0
Head coach Albert Simmons (2nd year)
Home stadium State Field
Seasons
« 1894 1896 »

The 1895 LSU football team represented Louisiana State University during the 1895 college football season. Coach Albert Simmons, in his last year at LSU, helped the Tigers to an undefeated season in 1895. This was the first unbeaten season in LSU football history. The season also featured the first home victory in LSU history with a win over Tulane in front of 1,500 spectators.[1] A contemporary account reads "The Tulane football team, with its band of shouters and several crippled players, returned to the city yesterday morning wearing dejected faces, as a result of the defeat administered at Baton Rough Saturday."[2] LSU joined the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) in 1895, and began playing as part of the conference in 1896.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 26, 1895 Tulane State FieldBaton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Rag) W 8–4   1,500
November 2, 1895 at Centenary Jackson, LA W 16–6   -
November 18, 1895 Alabama State FieldBaton Rouge, LA W 12–6   -
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

Roster[edit]

No. Player Position Height Weight Hometown High School
- J. H. Arrighi Tackle - - Natchez, MS -
- Joel B. Bateman Guard - - Franklin, LA -
- Armand P. Daspit Halfback - - Houma, LA -
- Justin C. Daspit Halfback - - Houma, LA -
- Harry P. Gamble End - - Natchitoches, LA -
- Phillip P. Huyck Guard - - Baton Rouge, LA -
- Sam Lambert Fullback - - Baton Rouge, LA -
- Wiltz M. Ledbetter Guard - - Summerfield, LA -
- John E. Morris Tackle - - West Monroe, LA -
- Gordon B. Nicholson Halfback - - Baton Rouge, LA -
- Lewis A. W. Quirk Tackle - - Washington, LA -
- John R. Salassi Guard - - French Settlement, LA -
- James W. Sanders Center - - Franklin, LA -
- Frederick H. Schneider Guard - - Lake Providence, LA -
- Edwin A. Scott Left Tackle - - Wilson, LA -
- William S. Slaughter End - - Port Hudson, LA -
- John E. Snyder Quarterback - - Georgetown, TX -
- John T. Westbrook End - - Baton Rouge, LA -

Roster from Fanbase.com[3] and LSU: The Louisiana Tigers[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vincent, Herb. "LSU Football Vault, The History of the Fighting Tigers". Whitman Publishing, LLC. Atlanta, GA. 2008. page 9.
  2. ^ "The Vanquished Tulanes Return". The Times-Picayune. October 28, 1895. p. 8. Retrieved July 28, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  3. ^ http://www.fanbase.com/LSU-Fighting-Tigers-Football-1895/roster
  4. ^ Hardesty, Dan. "LSU: The Louisiana Tigers". The Strode Publishers. Huntsville, Alabama. 1975. P. 334-345.