1968 LSU Tigers football team

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1968 LSU Tigers football
Old LSU Logo 50s.jpg
Peach Bowl champion
Peach Bowl, W 31–14 vs. Florida State
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP No. 19
1968 record 8–3 (2–2 SEC)
Head coach Charles McClendon (7th year)
Home stadium Tiger Stadium
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Georgia $ 5 0 1     8 1 2
#13 Tennessee 4 1 1     8 2 1
#17 Alabama 4 2 0     8 3 0
LSU 4 2 0     8 3 0
#16 Auburn 4 2 0     7 4 0
Florida 3 2 1     6 3 1
Ole Miss 3 2 1     7 3 1
Vanderbilt 2 3 1     5 4 1
Mississippi State 0 4 2     0 8 2
Kentucky 0 7 0     3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1968 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University during the 1968 college football season. The offense scored 221 points while the defense allowed 171 points. The Tigers competed in the inaugural Peach Bowl and beat Florida State, 31–27.

Schedule[edit]

The games vs. TCU and Tulane were designated as conference games by the SEC, since LSU had only four conference opponents on its schedule.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 21 No. 13 Texas A&M* No. 20 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) W 13–12  
September 28 at Rice* No. 14 Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 21–7  
October 5 Baylor* No. 10 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA W 48–16  
October 11 at Miami* No. 8 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL L 30–0  
October 19 Kentucky No. 20 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA W 13–3  
October 26 TCU No. 18 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA W 10–7  
November 2 Ole Miss No. 14 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Magnolia Bowl) L 24–27  
November 9 at Alabama No. 20 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Rivalry) L 7–16  
November 16 Mississippi State Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA W 20–16  
November 23 at Tulane No. 8 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Battle for the Rag) W 34–10  
December 30 vs. Florida State* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) W 31–27  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: LSUSports.net: 1968 LSU football schedule[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL team
Ken Newfield Running Back 6 136 Oakland Raiders
Bill Fortier Tackle 6 154 Baltimore Colts
Maurice LeBlanc Defensive Back 8 206 Kansas City Chiefs
Tommy Morel Flanker 11 267 New Orleans Saints

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