1956 LSU Tigers football team

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1956 LSU Tigers football
Old LSU Logo 50s.jpg
Conference Southeastern Conference
1956 record 3–7 (1–5 SEC)
Head coach Paul Dietzel (2nd season)
Home stadium Tiger Stadium
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Tennessee $ 6 0 0     10 1 0
No. 4 Georgia Tech 7 1 0     10 1 0
Florida 5 2 0     6 3 1
Ole Miss 4 2 0     7 3 0
Auburn 4 3 0     7 3 0
Kentucky 4 4 0     6 4 0
Tulane 3 3 0     6 4 0
Vanderbilt 2 5 0     5 5 0
Alabama 2 5 0     2 7 1
Mississippi State 2 5 0     4 6 0
LSU 1 5 0     3 7 0
Georgia 1 6 0     3 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1956 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University during the 1956 college football season. Under head coach Paul Dietzel, the Tigers had a record of 3–7 with an SEC record of 1–5.[1] It was Dietzel's second season as head coach at LSU.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 29 No. 11 Texas A&M* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) L 6–9   60,000
October 6 at Rice* Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 14–23    
October 13 at No. 3 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 7–39    
October 20 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY L 0–14    
October 27 Floridadagger Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) L 6–21    
November 3 Ole Miss Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Magnolia Bowl) L 17–46    
November 10 Oklahoma A&M* Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA W 13–0    
November 17 Mississippi State Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA L 13–32    
November 24 Arkansas* State Fair StadiumShreveport, LA (Rivalry) W 21–7    
December 1 Tulane Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Rag) W 7–6   60,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.
  • Source: LSUSports.net: 1956 LSU football schedule[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1957 Gumbo, LSU Press, p. 200–215
  2. ^ "1956 LSU football schedule". LSUSports.net. Retrieved November 12, 2013.