|1946 LSU Tigers football|
|1946 record||9–1–1 (5–1 SEC)|
|Home stadium||Tiger Stadium|
|1946 Southeastern Conference football standings|
|No. 3 Georgia +||5||–||0||–||0||11||–||0||–||0|
|No. 7 Tennessee +||5||–||0||–||0||9||–||2||–||0|
|No. 8 LSU||5||–||1||–||0||9||–||1||–||1|
|No. 11 Georgia Tech||4||–||2||–||0||9||–||2||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1946 LSU Tigers football team was an American football team that represented Louisiana State University (LSU) in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) during the 1946 college football season. In their 12th year under head coach Bernie Moore, the Tigers compiled a 9–1–1 record (5–1 against SEC opponents) and outscored opponents by a total of 240 to 123. They were ranked No. 6 in the final AP Poll and were invited to play in the 1947 Cotton Bowl Classic where they played a scoreless tie against Arkansas.
The Tigers ranked twelfth nationally in team defense, giving up an average of only 178.6 yards per game.
Offensively, the team was led by quarterback Y. A. Tittle who completed 45 of 95 passes for 780 yards and 13 touchdowns. Other key players included fullback Gene Knight with 473 rushing yards and ends Sam Lyle, Dan Sandifer, and Clyde Lindsey with 162, 159, and 157 receiving yards, respectively.
Four LSU players were honored by the Associated Press (AP) and/or United Press (UP) on the 1946 All-SEC football team: quarterback Y. A. Tittle (UP-1); guard Wren Worley (AP-1, UP-2); fullback Gene Knight (UP-2); and tackle Walter Barnes (UP-2).
|September 28||at Rice*||W 7–6||26,000|||
|October 5||Mississippi State||W 13–6||44,000|||
|October 12||Texas A&M*||No. 13||W 33–9||30,000|||
|October 19||Georgia Tech||No. 12||L 7–26|
|October 26||at Vanderbilt||W 14–0||21,500|||
|November 2||Ole Miss||W 34–21||25,000|||
|November 9||Alabama||No. 19||W 31–21||46,000|||
|November 15||at Miami (FL)||No. 11||W 20–7||33,504|||
|November 23||Fordham*||No. 9||W 40–0||15,000|||
|November 30||Tulane||No. 9||W 41–27||46,000|||
|January 1, 1947||vs. No. 16 Arkansas*||No. 8||T 0–0||38,000|||
Main article: 1947 NFL Draft
The 1947 NFL Draft was held on December 16, 1946. The following Tigers were selected.
|3||17||Gene Knight||Back||Washington Redskins|
|17||152||Hubert Shurtz||Tackle||Philadelphia Eagles|
|18||163||Ed Champagne||Tackle||Los Angeles Rams|
|20||179||Charlie Webb||End||Washington Redskins|
|20||182||Fred Hall||Guard||Philadelphia Eagles|
|21||192||Shelton Ballard||Center||Chicago Cardinals|
|30||282||Clyde Lindsley||End||Chicago Cardinals|