1956 LSU Tigers football
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ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Record3–7 (1–5 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →
1956 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 2 Tennessee $ 6 0 0 10 1 0
No. 4 Georgia Tech 7 1 0 10 1 0
Florida 5 2 0 6 3 1
Ole Miss 4 2 0 7 3 0
Auburn 4 3 0 7 3 0
Kentucky 4 4 0 6 4 0
Tulane 3 3 0 6 4 0
Vanderbilt 2 5 0 5 5 0
Alabama 2 5 0 2 7 1
Mississippi State 2 5 0 4 6 0
LSU 1 5 0 3 7 0
Georgia 1 6 0 3 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1956 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University during the 1956 NCAA University Division football season. Under head coach Paul Dietzel, the Tigers had a record of 3–7 with an SEC record of 1–5.[1] It was Dietzel's second season as head coach at LSU.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 29No. 11 Texas A&M*L 6–960,000
October 6at Rice*L 14–23
October 13at No. 3 Georgia TechL 7–39
October 20at KentuckyL 0–14
October 27Floridadagger
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
L 6–21
November 3Ole Miss
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
L 17–46
November 10Oklahoma A&M*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 13–0
November 17Mississippi State
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
L 13–32
November 24Arkansas*W 21–7
December 1Tulane
W 7–660,000[2]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ 1957 Gumbo, LSU Press, p. 200–215
  2. ^ "Taylor's buck kick gives LSU 7–6 win over Wave". The Daily Advertiser. December 2, 1956. Retrieved September 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.