1934 LSU Tigers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1934 record7–2–2 (4–2 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
Seasons
← 1933
1935 →
1934 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Tulane + 8 0 0 10 1 0
Alabama + 7 0 0 10 0 0
Tennessee 5 1 0 8 2 0
LSU 4 2 0 7 2 2
Georgia 3 2 0 7 3 0
Vanderbilt 4 3 0 6 3 0
Florida 2 2 1 6 3 1
Ole Miss 2 3 1 4 5 1
Kentucky 1 3 0 5 5 0
Auburn 1 6 0 2 8 0
Sewanee 0 4 0 2 7 0
Mississippi State 0 5 0 4 6 0
Georgia Tech 0 6 0 1 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1934 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University (LSU) in the 1934 college football season.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 29at Rice*T 9–9
October 6SMU*T 14–14
October 13Auburndagger
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 20–6
October 20vs. Arkansas*W 16–0
October 27at VanderbiltW 29–0
November 3Mississippi State
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 25–3
November 10at George Washington*W 6–0
November 17at Ole MissJackson, MS (rivalry)W 14–0
December 1Tulane
L 12–13
December 8at TennesseeL 13–19[1]
December 15Oregon*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 14–13
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

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Huey Long incident

Throughout Lawrence "Biff" Jones' head coaching career at LSU, U.S. Senator Huey P. Long had reportedly interfered with his decision-making and recruiting.[3] At halftime of LSU's 1934 final home game against Oregon, with the Tigers trailing 13–0, Long approached the team's locker room and demanded to speak with the team.[4] Tired of Long's meddling with the team, Jones informed the Senator that he would quit after the game, "win, lose, or draw."[5] The Tigers would come back and defeat the Ducks 14–13, and Jones would make good on his promise, leaving the program to coach the Oklahoma Sooners and later the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Bernie Moore, LSU's track and field coach, would take over the head football coach position. Moore had coached LSU to the NCAA track and field championship in 1933.[6] Both Jones and Moore would wind up being elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.[7][8]

References

  1. ^ "Vols score in last 2 minutes to beat L.S.U." Monroe Morning World. December 9, 1934. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "2013 LSU Football Media Guide". p. 152. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  3. ^ "Jack Gremillion, Alumnus, on Huey Long and Coach Biff Jones butting heads".
  4. ^ Vincent 2008, p. 48.
  5. ^ "Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Inductees - Lawrence "Biff" Jones".
  6. ^ "Meet the 1933 National Champion Track & Field Team". 5 June 2008.
  7. ^ "Lawrence (Biff) Jones, 84 Football Star, Coach Dies". The Washington Post.
  8. ^ "Bernie Moore Dies but Imprint on SEC Remains". St. Petersburg Times. Associated Press. November 7, 1967. Retrieved March 5, 2016.

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