1902 LSU Tigers football team

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1902 LSU Tigers football
LSU Football 1902 team-1.jpg
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1902 record 6–1 (4–1 SIAA)
Head coach W. S. Borland (2nd year)
Captain Henry Landry
Home stadium State Field
Seasons
« 1901 1903 »
1902 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Clemson + 6 0 0     6 1 0
Vanderbilt + 6 1 0     8 1 0
LSU 4 1 0     6 1 0
Texas 4 1 0     6 3 1
Sewanee 4 2 0     7 2 0
Georgia 4 2 1     4 2 1
Tennessee 3 2 0     6 2 0
Ole Miss 3 3 0     4 3 0
Auburn 2 4 1     2 4 1
Alabama 2 4 0     4 4 0
Furman 1 2 1     4 3 4
Nashville 1 2 0     1 3 0
Davidson 1 3 0     3 5 1
Cumberland 1 3 0     1 3 0
Kentucky State 0 1 0     4 6 1
Tulane 0 4 2     1 4 2
Mississippi A&M 0 4 1     1 4 1
Georgia Tech 0 5 2     0 6 2
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1902 LSU Tigers football team represented the LSU Tigers of Louisiana State University during the 1902 college football season. W. S. Borland returned in 1902 for his second season as LSU head coach. The seven-game 1902 season was the longest for the Tigers since their first game in 1893 and also featured the most amount of games on the road; five games played away and only two in Baton Rouge.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 16, 1902 at Southwestern Louisiana* Lafayette, Louisiana W 42–0  
October 18, 1902 at Texas* San Antonio, TX W 5–0  
October 27, 1902 Auburn State FieldBaton Rouge, LA W 5–0  
November 8, 1902 Mississippi (Ole Miss) New Orleans, LA W 6–0  
November 17, 1902 Vanderbilt* State FieldBaton Rouge, LA L 7–25  
November 27, 1902 at Mississippi A&M (Mississippi State) Starkville, MS W 6–0  
November 29, 1902 at Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL W 11–0  
*Non-conference game.

Season summary[edit]

Texas[edit]

In one of the season's "liveliest games" in San Antonio, LSU upset Texas 4–0, using its speed and teamwork.[1]

Auburn[edit]

Players near the goal line in 1902 LSU vs. Auburn game at State Field

LSU beat Auburn in a hard-fought game 5–0. Captain Henry Landry scored the game's only touchdown.[2] "Nearly every business house in Baton Rouge closed at noon and everybody went to the game".[3] The trip to Louisiana made some Auburn players sick.[4]

The starting lineup was Gueno (left end), Guldry (left tackle), Leseur (left guard), Sharp (center), Klock (right guard), Rhodes (right tackle), Martin (right end), Coleman (quarterback), Mundinger (left halfback), Kennedy (right halfback), Landry (fullback).[2]

Vanderbilt[edit]

  • The Nashville Banner gave this report on the Monday, November 17 game in Baton Rouge against LSU:

"Vanderbilt defeated Louisiana State University, 27 to 5, yesterday. It was an ideal day and about 1,000 people witnessed the game. A place kick only saved Louisiana State University from a whitewash. The game was lacking in interest, for Vanderbilt displayed her superiority so strongly that Louisiana was outclassed.

"Louisiana State University kicked off and Vanderbilt advanced the ball steadily for a touch-down. This was repeated, Tigert making the two touchdowns. Louisiana State University got the ball only once in the first half and lost on downs. At the end of the half the score stood 11 to 0.

"Vanderbilt kicked off and Louisiana State University lost on downs in the second half. The visitors advanced the ball for a touchdown. Davis failed, in kicking a goal. Louisiana State University seemed to be very weak. Vanderbilt made her gains every time, and only lost the ball on fumbles. Louisiana State University never advanced far before losing on downs, they were entirely outclassed in weight and skill. It is hard to say who were the star players for Vanderbilt. Every man played a good game. The playing of Edgerton, Davis, Tigert, and Lawler deserves special notice. For Louisiana State University the playing of Sales, deserves notice.

"The Vanderbilt boys are sore over the treatment they received. The Louisiana State University team couldn't take defeat in a sportsmanlike manner. They claimed that Vanderbilt knew their signals and made uncomplimentary remarks from their sidelines, and altogether the treatment was not as good as the team expected. Vanderbilt played a harder game than at Tulane, and Louisiana State University has a much better team than Tulane. Vanderbilt played a much faster game than Louisiana State University and every trick was a success. Louisiana State University depended entirely on straight football and never succeeded in working any trick.

"The teams were entertained with an elegant dinner after the game by Mr. W. P. Connell, and the University Athletic Association invited the two teams to a theatre party."

Alabama[edit]

Landry scored both touchdowns in an 11–0 defeat of Alabama to close the season.[5]

Roster[edit]

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Roster from Fanbase.com[6] and LSU: The Louisiana Tigers[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Louisiana 4, Texas 0". The Courier-Journal. October 19, 1902. p. 25. Retrieved May 4, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  2. ^ a b "L. S. U. 5, Auburns 0". The Times-Democrat. October 28, 1920. p. 11. Retrieved May 3, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  3. ^ "Louisiana State Downs Red Haired Auburnites". Atlanta Constitution. October 28, 1902. p. 11. Retrieved May 3, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  4. ^ "Clemson Wins From Auburn". Atlanta Constitution. November 16, 1902. p. 11. Retrieved May 3, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  5. ^ http://www.rolltide.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/alab/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/1902-season
  6. ^ http://www.fanbase.com/LSU-Fighting-Tigers-Football-1899/roster
  7. ^ Hardesty, Dan. "LSU: The Louisiana Tigers". The Strode Publishers. Huntsville, Alabama. 1975. P. 334-345.