1932 LSU Tigers football
SoCon co-champion
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Record6–3–1 (4–0 SoCon)
Head coach
Offensive schemeSingle wing
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
Seasons
← 1931
1933 →
1932 Southern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Tennessee + 7 0 1 9 0 1
Auburn + 6 0 1 9 0 1
LSU + 4 0 0 6 3 1
VPI 6 1 0 8 1 0
Vanderbilt 4 1 2 6 1 2
NC State 3 1 1 6 1 2
Alabama 5 2 0 8 2 0
Tulane 5 2 1 6 2 1
Duke 5 3 0 7 3 0
Georgia Tech 4 4 1 4 5 1
Kentucky 4 5 0 4 5 0
Virginia 2 3 0 5 4 0
Ole Miss 2 3 0 5 6 0
Georgia 2 4 2 2 5 2
Maryland 2 4 0 5 6 0
North Carolina 2 5 1 3 5 2
South Carolina 1 2 1 5 4 2
VMI 1 4 0 2 8 0
Washington and Lee 1 4 0 1 9 0
Florida 1 6 0 3 6 0
Clemson 0 4 0 3 5 1
Mississippi State 0 4 0 3 5 0
Sewanee 0 6 0 2 7 1
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1932 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University (LSU) in the 1932 Southern Conference football season. This was LSU's final season as a member of the Southern Conference, and it won a share of the conference title. After the first two games, all the rest were shutouts either by LSU or the opponent.

Before the season

After attempting to hire Robert Neyland, another Army alum, Biff Jones, succeeded coach Russ Cohen.[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 24TCU*T 3–3
October 1at Rice*L 8–10
October 7Spring Hill*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 80–0[2]
October 15vs. Mississippi StateMonroe, LA (rivalry)W 24–0
October 22vs. Arkansas*W 14–0
October 29Sewaneedagger
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 38–0[3]
November 5at South CarolinaW 6–0[4]
November 12at Centenary*
  • Centenary Stadium
  • Shreveport, LA
L 0–6
November 26Tulane
W 14–0[5]
December 17Oregon*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
L 0–12
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

[6]

Season summary

TCU

The season opened with a 3–3 tie against Johnny Vaught and Southwest Conference champion TCU.

Rice

Beginning a series that ran until 1952, LSU faced Rice. Huey Long led a 150-cadet formation through the streets of Houston.[7] A field goal decided the game, and LSU was defeated 10–8.

Spring Hill

Spring Hill at LSU
1 234Total
Spring Hill 0 000 0
LSU 27 71333 80

LSU swamped Spring Hill 80–0.[8] The starting lineup was Fleming (left end), J. Skidmore (left tackle), Wilson (left guard), Stovall (center), Mitchell (right guard), Torrance (right tackle), Moore (right end), Lobdell (quarterback), Keller (left halfback), Sullivan (right halfback), and Yates (fullback).[8]

Mississippi A&M

LSU then proceeded to win five straight shut-out victories. In Monroe, LSU defeated Mississippi A&M 24–0.

Arkansas

In Shreveport, against Arkansas, LSU won 14–0.

Sewanee

At homecoming, rival Sewanee was beat 38–0.[9]

South Carolina

In Columbia, LSU defeated South Carolina 6–0.

Centenary

LSU at Centenary
1 234Total
LSU 0 000 0
Centenary 0 060 6

Despite being undefeated, Centenary upset LSU when it won 6–0. Paul Geisler played for Centenary. It has been said it was Centenary's greatest football win in the school's history.[10]

Tulane

LSU beat rival and defending SoCon champion Tulane 14–0. Don Zimmerman and others were sidelined by a flu epidemic.[11]

Oregon

Against Oregon, LSU was upset 12–0.

Postseason

LSU subsequently joined the Southeastern Conference.[12]

References

  1. ^ "Lawrence "Biff" Jones".
  2. ^ "Louisiana swamps Spring Hill team". The Monroe News-Star. October 8, 1932. Retrieved April 24, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Old Lou swamps Tigers of Sewanee". The Shreveport Times. October 30, 1932. Retrieved August 13, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Long pass brings L.S.U. victory, 6–0". Chattanooga Daily Times. November 6, 1932. Retrieved January 27, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "L.S.U. takes to air and vanquish crippled Tulane team, 14–0". The Montgomery Advertiser. November 27, 1932. Retrieved April 10, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "2013 LSU Football Media Guide". p. 151. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  7. ^ Greatest Moments in Lsu Football History. Sports Publishing LLC. 25 December 2017. ISBN 9781582615103 – via Google Books.
  8. ^ a b "Louisiana Swamps Spring Hill Team". The Monroe News-Star. October 8, 1932. p. 5. Retrieved December 25, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  9. ^ History | LSU Homecoming
  10. ^ "Remembering Nov. 12, 1932: Centenary 6, LSU 0".
  11. ^ "Don Zimmerman".
  12. ^ "SEC History".