|1965 LSU Tigers football|
Cotton Bowl, W 14–7 vs. Arkansas
|Record||8–3 (3–3 SEC)|
|Home stadium||Tiger Stadium|
|1965 Southeastern Conference football standings|
|No. 1 Alabama $||6||–||1||–||1||9||–||1||–||1|
|No. 7 Tennessee||2||–||1||–||2||8||–||1||–||2|
|No. 8 LSU||3||–||3||–||0||8||–||3||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1965 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University during the 1965 NCAA University Division football season.
Back-to-back losses to Ole Miss and Alabama by a combined 54-7 put LSU's bowl hopes in peril, but wins vs. Mississippi State and Tulane prompted the Cotton Bowl to extend a bid to the 7-3 Tigers. The bowl's faith in LSU was rewarded when the Tigers stunned No. 2 Arkansas 14–7 to stop the Razorbacks' winning streak at 22 and deny Arkansas a second consecutive national championship.
Destruction from Hurricane Betsy on September 10 put the season opener vs. Texas A&M in jeopardy. Repairs to the light towers, scoreboard and press box were made in time for the game to proceed as planned eight days later.
LSU defeated rival Tulane by a 62-0 tally for the third time in eight seasons (1958 and 1961) in the Green Wave's final football game as a member of the Southeastern Conference. It was also LSU's third consecutive shutout of Tulane at Baton Rouge.
|September 18||Texas A&M*||No. 8||W 10–0|
|September 25||Rice*||No. 7||W 42–14|
|October 2||at Florida||No. 5||L 7–14|
|October 9||at Miami (FL)*||W 34–27|
|October 16||Kentucky||W 31–21|
|October 23||South Carolina*||No. 9||W 21–7|
|October 30||at Ole Miss||No. 5||L 0–23|
|November 6||No. 5 Alabama||L 7–31|
|November 13||Mississippi State||W 37–20|
|November 20||Tulane||W 62–0|||
|January 1, 1966||vs. No. 2 Arkansas*||W 14–7|