1908 LSU Tigers football team

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1908 LSU Tigers football
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Co-national champion (NCF)
SIAA champion
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1908 record 10–0 (3–0 SIAA)
Head coach Edgar Wingard (2nd year)
Home stadium State Field
Seasons
« 1907 1909 »
1908 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
LSU + 3 0 0     10 0 0
Auburn + 5 1 0     6 1 0
Vanderbilt 3 0 1     7 2 1
Tennessee 4 2 0     7 2 0
Georgia Tech 5 3 0     6 3 0
Georgia 3 2 1     5 2 1
Alabama 1 1 1     6 1 1
Sewanee 1 1 1     4 1 3
Ole Miss 1 2 0     3 5 0
Mississippi A&M 1 3 0     3 4 0
Clemson 1 4 0     1 6 0
Texas A&M 0 1 0     3 5 0
Dahlonega 0 1 0     0 1 0
Memphis U. School 0 1 0     0 1 0
Mercer 0 3 0     3 4 0
Gordon 0 3 0     0 3 0
Nashville            
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1908 LSU Tigers football team represented the LSU Tigers of Louisiana State University during the 1908 college football season. Coached by Edgar Wingard, the Tigers played their way to a 10–0 record and conference title. The Tigers have been recognized as a co-national champion by the National Championship Foundation;[1] however, LSU does not officially recognize this season as a national championship season. It was clouded by accusations of professionalism from rival school Tulane, who was also undefeated in conference play.[2] Auburn and Vanderbilt were amongst those listed as alternative conference champions.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 3, 1908 Young Men's Gymnastic Club-New Orleans* State FieldBaton Rouge, LA W 41–0  
October 11, 1908 Jackson Barracks-New Orleans* State FieldBaton Rouge, LA W 81–5  
October 17, 1908 vs. Texas A&M New Orleans, LA W 26–0  
October 26, 1908 Southwestern Tennessee* State FieldBaton Rouge, LA W 55–0  
October 31, 1908 at Auburn Auburn, AL (Auburn LSU rivalry) W 10–2  
November 7, 1908 Mississippi A&M (Mississippi State) State FieldBaton Rouge, LA W 50–0  
November 10, 1908 Baylor* State FieldBaton Rouge, LA W 89–0  
November 16, 1908 vs. Haskell* New Orleans, Louisiana W 32–0  
November 23, 1908 at Louisiana Tech* Ruston, LA W 22–0  
November 26, 1908 vs. Arkansas* Little Rock, AR W 36–4  
*Non-conference game.

Roster[edit]

Player Position Height Weight Hometown High School
Doc Fenton Quarterback - 165 Scranton, Pennsylvania Scranton High School
Willie Hillman Center - - Minden, Louisiana Minden High School
Mike Lally Halfback - - Jessup, Pennsylvania -
John Seip End 6'1" 185 Allentown, Pennsylvania -
Robert L. Stovall Center - - Dodson, Louisiana -
Oren Noblett Tackle - - - -
Bill Pollock Guard - - - -
Marshall Gandy Tackle - - - -
Reuben Gill Quarterback - - - -
Rowson Stovall Halfback - - - -
Clarence Smith Halfback - - - -
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Roster from Fanbase.com[3] and LSU: The Louisiana Tigers[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ "From 'The LSU Football Vault': The 1908 Season". 
  3. ^ http://www.fanbase.com/LSU-Fighting-Tigers-Football-1899/roster
  4. ^ Hardesty, Dan. "LSU: The Louisiana Tigers". The Strode Publishers. Huntsville, Alabama. 1975. P. 334-345.