1939 LSU Tigers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Record4–5 (1–5 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
Seasons
← 1938
1940 →
1939 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 2 Tennessee + 6 0 0 10 1 0
No. 16 Georgia Tech + 6 0 0 8 2 0
No. 5 Tulane + 5 0 0 8 1 1
Mississippi State 3 2 0 8 2 0
Ole Miss 2 2 0 7 2 0
Kentucky 2 2 1 6 2 1
Auburn 3 3 1 5 5 1
Alabama 2 3 1 5 3 1
Georgia 1 3 0 5 6 0
LSU 1 5 0 4 5 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0 2 7 1
Florida 0 3 1 5 5 1
Sewanee 0 3 0 3 5 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1939 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University (LSU) in the 1939 college football season.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 30Ole MissL 7–14
October 7at Holy Cross*W 26–7
October 14Rice*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 7–0
October 21Loyola (LA)*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 20–010,000[1]
October 28at VanderbiltW 12–6
November 4No. 1 Tennesseedagger
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
L 0–2042,000[2]
November 11Mississippi State
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
L 12–15
November 18Auburn
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
L 7–21
December 2at No. 5 TulaneL 20–3345,000[3]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Roster

No. Player Position Height Weight Hometown High School
Charles Anastasio Halfback 6-0 178 White Castle, Louisiana -
- Roy Joe Anderson Fullback 5-11 182 Shreveport, Louisiana -
49 Dave Bartran Guard 5-8 194 Laurel, Mississippi -
F. Ogden Bauer End 6-1 197 Cairo, Illinois -
Dave Bernstein Tackle New Orleans, Louisiana -
Leo Bird Halfback Shreveport, Louisiana -
20 Simeon A. "Alex" Box[5] Wingback Laurel, Mississippi George S. Gardiner High School
16 Young Bussey Halfback 5-9 184 Houston -
Jimmy Cajoleas Quarterback 5-8 186 New Orleans -
Irving Campbell Tackle 6-1 205 Fayette, Alabama -
Dan Eastman Tackle New Orleans -
Ken Kavanaugh End 6-3 207 Little Rock, Arkansas Little Rock Central High School
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Roster from Fanbase.com[6]

References

  1. ^ "Kavanaugh stars as Bengals beat Loyola Wolves". The Shreveport Times. October 22, 1939. p. 21. Retrieved January 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  2. ^ "Tennessee smashes Louisiana State, 20–0". Monroe Morning World. November 5, 1939. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Tulane wins in last quarter over Louisiana State". The Birmingham News. December 3, 1939. Retrieved April 10, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "2013 LSU Football Media Guide". p. 152. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  5. ^ "Alex Box - Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice".
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-06. Retrieved 2014-10-16.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)