1961 LSU Tigers football
SEC co-champion
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 25–7 vs. Colorado
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 4
1961 record10–1 (6–0 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
(capacity 67,500)
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Alabama + 7 0 0 11 0 0
No. 4 LSU + 6 0 0 10 1 0
No. 5 Ole Miss 5 1 0 9 2 0
No. 13 Georgia Tech 4 3 0 7 4 0
Tennessee 4 3 0 6 4 0
Florida 3 3 0 4 5 1
Auburn 3 4 0 6 4 0
Kentucky 2 4 0 5 5 0
Georgia 2 5 0 3 7 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0 5 5 0
Tulane 1 5 0 2 8 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0 2 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University during the 1961 NCAA University Division football season. It was head coach Paul Dietzel's seventh and final season with the team. Following the Tigers' Orange Bowl victory vs. Colorado, Dietzel departed to take the head coaching position at Army.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultSource
September 23at Rice*No. 5L 16-3
September 308 pmTexas A&M*W 16–7
October 78 pmNo. 3 Georgia Tech
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 10–0
October 14at South Carolina*W 42–0
October 218 pmKentuckyNo. 10
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 24–14
October 28at FloridaNo. 7W 23–0
November 48 pmNo. 2 Ole MissNo. 6
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 10–7
November 11at North Carolina*No. 4W 30–0
November 188 pmMississippi StNo. 4
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 14–6
November 252 pmTulaneNo. 4
W 62–0[1]
January 1, 196212:30 pmvs. No. 7 Colorado*No. 4ABCW 25–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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References

  1. ^ "Thundering Tigers maul Green Wave 62–0, accept Orange Bowl bid". Lake Charles American-Press. November 26, 1961. Retrieved September 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Apr-19.