1895 LSU football
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Record3–0
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1895 Southern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Texas     5 0 0
LSU     3 0 0
Arkansas     1 0 0
Henry Kendall     1 0 0
North Carolina     7 1 1
VMI     5 1 0
West Virginia     5 1 0
Centre     4 1 1
Wofford     3 1 0
Virginia     9 3 0
Navy     5 2 0
VAMC     4 2 0
Ole Miss     2 1 0
South Carolina     2 1 0
Tennessee     3 2 1
Tulane     3 2 0
Kentucky State     4 5 0
North Carolina A&M     1 2 1
Delaware     1 3 0
Centenary     1 1 0
Guilford     1 1 0
Wake Forest     0 0 1
Marshall     0 1 1
Columbian     0 1 1
Catholic University     0 1 0
Oklahoma     0 1 0
Furman     0 2 0
Mississippi A&M     0 2 0
Richmond     0 5 1

The 1895 LSU football team represented Louisiana State University (LSU) during the 1895 college football season. Coach Albert Simmonds, in his last year at LSU, guided the Tigers to an undefeated season, the first in program history. The season also featured the first home victory in LSU history with a win over Tulane in front of 1,500 spectators.[1] A contemporary account reads "The Tulane football team, with its band of shouters and several crippled players, returned to the city yesterday morning wearing dejected faces, as a result of the defeat administered at Baton Rough Saturday."[2] LSU joined the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) in 1895, and began playing as part of the conference in 1896.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 26TulaneW 8–41,500[3]
November 2at CentenaryJackson, LAW 16–6[4]
November 18Alabama
  • State Field
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 12–6[5]

Roster

No. Player Position Height Weight Hometown High School
- J. H. Arrighi Tackle - - Natchez, MS -
- Joel B. Bateman Guard - - Franklin, LA -
- Armand P. Daspit Halfback - - Houma, LA -
- Justin C. Daspit Halfback - - Houma, LA -
- Harry P. Gamble End - - Natchitoches, LA -
- Phillip P. Huyck Guard - - Baton Rouge, LA -
- Sam Lambert Fullback - - Baton Rouge, LA -
- Wiltz M. Ledbetter Guard - - Summerfield, LA -
- John E. Morris Tackle - - West Monroe, LA -
- Gordon B. Nicholson Halfback - - Baton Rouge, LA -
- Lewis A. W. Quirk Tackle - - Washington, LA -
- John R. Salassi Guard - - French Settlement, LA -
- James W. Sanders Center - - Franklin, LA -
- Frederick H. Schneider Guard - - Lake Providence, LA -
- Edwin A. Scott Left Tackle - - Wilson, LA -
- William S. Slaughter End - - Port Hudson, LA -
- John E. Snyder Quarterback - - Georgetown, TX -
- John T. Westbrook End - - Baton Rouge, LA -

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

References

  1. ^ Vincent, Herb. "LSU Football Vault, The History of the Fighting Tigers". Whitman Publishing, LLC. Atlanta, GA. 2008. page 9.
  2. ^ "The Vanquished Tulanes Return". The Times-Picayune. October 28, 1895. p. 8. Retrieved July 28, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ "Tulane lost; Baton Rouge wins at football, 8 to 4". The Times-Democrat. October 27, 1895. Retrieved April 1, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "State University defeats Centenary". The Times-Democrat. November 3, 1895. Retrieved July 23, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Football game at Baton Rouge: The Alabamians defeated by the Louisiana team". The Daily Picayune. NewsBank: America's Historical Newspapers. November 19, 1895. p. 8.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-21. Retrieved 2015-07-16.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Hardesty, Dan. "LSU: The Louisiana Tigers". The Strode Publishers. Huntsville, Alabama. 1975. P. 334-345.