1968 LSU Tigers football
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Peach Bowl champion
Peach Bowl, W 31–27 vs. Florida State
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 19
Record8–3 (2–2 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 8 Georgia $ 5 0 1 8 1 2
No. 13 Tennessee 4 1 1 8 2 1
No. 17 Alabama 4 2 0 8 3 0
LSU 4 2 0 8 3 0
No. 16 Auburn 4 2 0 7 4 0
Florida 3 2 1 6 3 1
Ole Miss 3 2 1 7 3 1
Vanderbilt 1 3 1 5 4 1
Mississippi State 0 4 1 0 8 2
Kentucky 0 7 0 3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1968 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University during the 1968 NCAA University Division football season. The offense scored 221 points while the defense allowed 171 points. The Tigers competed in the inaugural Peach Bowl and beat Florida State, 31–27.

Schedule

The games vs. TCU and Tulane were designated as conference games by the SEC, since LSU had only four conference opponents on its schedule. Under SEC rules at the time, teams had to play a minimum of six conference games to be eligible for the championship. This rule was repealed in 1969, but reinstated in 1972.

DateOpponentRankSiteResultSource
September 21No. 13 Texas A&M*No. 20W 13–12
September 28at Rice*No. 14W 21–7
October 5Baylor*No. 10
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 48–16
October 11at Miami*No. 8L 30–0
October 19KentuckyNo. 20
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 13–3
October 26TCUNo. 18
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 10–7
November 2Ole MissNo. 14
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
L 24–27
November 9at AlabamaNo. 20L 7–16
November 16Mississippi State
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 20–16
November 23at TulaneNo. 8W 34–10[1]
December 30vs. Florida State*W 31–27
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

1968 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 18 Buddy Lee So
HB 33 Eddie Ray Jr
C 51 Godfrey Zaunbrecher Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 45 Mike Anderson So
DT 73 John Sage So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 25 Mark Lumpkin So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
    Injured
  • Redshirt
    Redshirt

Roster

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL team
Ken Newfield Running back 6 136 Oakland Raiders
Bill Fortier Tackle 6 154 Baltimore Colts
Maurice LeBlanc Defensive back 8 206 Kansas City Chiefs
Tommy Morel Flanker 11 267 New Orleans Saints

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References

  1. ^ "Dave Hillman's aerial tumbles Green Wave". The Daily Advertiser. November 24, 1968. Retrieved October 1, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "1969 NFL Draft Listing - Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on 2007-12-21.