1897 LSU Tigers football team

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1897 LSU Tigers football
LSU Football 1897 team-1.jpg
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1897 record 1–1 (0–0 SIAA)
Head coach Allen Jeardeau (2nd year)
Home stadium State Field
Seasons
« 1896 1898 »
1897 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt $ 3 0 0     6 0 1
Georgia 2 0 0     2 1 0
Auburn 2 0 1     2 0 1
North Carolina 3 1 0     7 3 0
Tennessee 1 1 0     4 1 0
Central 1 1 0     1 1 0
Nashville 1 1 0     1 1 0
Sewanee 1 3 1     1 3 1
Clemson 0 2 0     2 2 0
Kentucky 0 2 0     2 4 0
Georgia Tech 0 1 0     0 1 0
Cumberland 0 1 0     0 1 0
Mercer 0 1 0     0 1 1
Texas 0 0 0     6 2 0
Alabama 0 0 0     1 0 0
LSU 0 0 0     1 1 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1897 LSU Tigers football team represented the LSU Tigers of Louisiana State University durig the 1897 college football season. Coach Allen Jeardeau returned for his second but final year at LSU in 1897 for two games in Baton Rouge. A yellow fever outbreak throughout the South caused the postponement of LSU's classes starting, and the football season being cut back to only two games.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
December 20, 1897 Montgomery Athletic Club* State FieldBaton Rouge, LA W 28–6  
January 8, 1898 Cincinnati* State FieldBaton Rouge, LA L 0–26  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

The 0–26 loss to the Bearcats is disputed. Some sources list the final score as Cincinnati 28, LSU 0.[1][2]

Roster[edit]

No. Player Position Height Weight Hometown High School
- W. Benjamin Chamberlin - - - DeVall, LA -
- Edmund Auguste M. Chavanne Center - - Lake Charles, LA -
- Armand P. Daspit Halfback - - Houma, LA -
- Justin C. Daspit Halfback - - Houma, LA -
- Frank A. Godchaux Quarterback - - Baton Rouge, LA -
- William C. Howell End - - St. Francisville, LA -
- Phillip P. Huyck Guard - - Baton Rouge, LA -
- Leopold Kaffie Center - - Natchitoches, LA -
- George B. Lesueur - - - Baton Rouge, LA -
- Julius M. Levy - - - Evergreen, LA -
- Gordon B. Nicholson Halfback - - Baton Rouge, LA -
- Edwin A. Scott - - - Wilson, LA -
- Thomas L. Sherburne Guard - - Baton Rouge, LA -
- William S. Slaughter End - - Port Hudson, LA -
- Duncan P. Staples - - - Alexandria, LA -
- John T. Westbrook End - - Baton Rouge, LA -

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

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