1937 LSU Tigers football
Sugar Bowl, L 0–6 vs. Santa Clara
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 8
Record9–2 (5–1 SEC)
Head coach
CaptainArthur Morton
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
Seasons
← 1936
1938 →
1937 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 4 Alabama $ 6 0 0 9 1 0
No. 8 LSU 5 1 0 9 2 0
Auburn 4 1 2 6 2 3
Vanderbilt 4 2 0 7 2 0
Mississippi State 3 2 0 5 4 1
Georgia Tech 3 2 1 6 3 1
Tennessee 4 3 0 6 3 1
Florida 3 4 0 4 7 0
Tulane 2 3 1 5 4 1
Georgia 1 2 2 6 3 2
Ole Miss 0 4 0 4 5 1
Kentucky 0 5 0 4 6 0
Sewanee 0 6 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1937 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University (LSU) in the 1937 college football season.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 25FloridaW 19–0
October 2Texas*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 9–0
October 9at Rice*W 13–0
October 16Ole Miss
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 13–0
October 23at No. 20 VanderbiltNo. 6L 6–7
October 30Loyola (LA)*No. 17
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 52–6[1]
November 6Mississippi StatedaggerNo. 18
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 41–0
November 13No. 14 AuburnNo. 15
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 9–7
November 20Louisiana Normal*No. 8
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 52–0
November 27at TulaneNo. 10W 20–7[2]
January 1, 1938No. 9 Santa ClaraNo. 8
L 0–640,000[3]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Rice

The Tigers traveled to Houston to face Rice. LSU picked up their third consecutive shutout of the season in a 13–0 victory. It also marked the longest fumble recovery returned for a touchdown in LSU history when Ken Kavanaugh scooped up a Rice fumble and returned it 100 yards for the score.

References

  1. ^ "L.S.U. romps to 52–6 triumph over Loyola". Monroe Morning World. October 31, 1937. p. 8. Retrieved January 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  2. ^ "L.S.U. passes Tulane, 20–7". St. Louis Globe-Democrat. November 28, 1937. Retrieved April 10, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Warren Brown (January 2, 1938). "Valiant Bronco Defense Halts L.S.U. on One-Yard Line: Gumbo Forces Both Teams to Pass; 40,000 Watch". The San Francisco Examiner. p. SF 10 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "2013 LSU Football Media Guide". p. 152. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2014.