1969 LSU Tigers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 10
1969 record9–1 (4–1 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumTiger Stadium (capacity: 67,500)
Seasons
← 1968
1970 →
1969 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 15 Tennessee $ 5 1 0     9 2 0
No. 10 LSU 4 1 0     9 1 0
No. 20 Auburn 5 2 0     8 3 0
No. 14 Florida 3 1 1     9 1 1
No. 8 Ole Miss 4 2 0     8 3 0
Georgia 2 3 1     5 5 1
Vanderbilt 2 3 0     4 6 0
Alabama 2 4 0     6 5 0
Kentucky 1 6 0     2 8 0
Mississippi State 0 5 0     3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1969 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University during the 1969 NCAA University Division football season. Despite a 9-1 record, Tigers did not participate in a bowl game after they were shut out of the Cotton Bowl and Sugar Bowl, and refusing overtures from the Bluebonnet, Gator and Peach bowls.

LSU hoped to appear in the Cotton Bowl, because the winner of the Texas-Arkansas game would be ranked no lower than No. 3 in the Associated Press poll, and quite possibly No. 1. However, when Notre Dame voted to participate in bowl games for the first time since 1924, the Cotton snapped up the Irish. The Sugar Bowl, peeved by a perceived snub from a school just 80 miles away, instead chose Ole Miss, which, despite beating LSU 26-23, was only 7-3.

As it turned out, Texas ascended to No. 1 after Ohio State lost 24-12 at Michigan. The Longhorns kept their top ranking by defeating archrivals Texas A&M 49-12 and Arkansas 15-14, then knocking off Notre Dame 21-17 in the Cotton Bowl.

LSU's 20-15 victory over Alabama was its last home win over the Crimson Tide until 2000.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultSource
September 20Texas A&M*W 35–6
September 27at Rice*W 42–0
October 4Baylor*No. 16
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 63–8
October 10at Miami*No. 14W 20–0
October 18at KentuckyNo. 9W 37–10
October 25No. 14 AuburnNo. 9
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 21–20
November 1at Ole MissNo. 8L 23–26
November 8AlabamaNo. 12
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 20–15
November 15Mississippi StateNo. 12
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 61–6
November 22Tulane*No. 10
W 27–0[1]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

1969 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 80 Andy Hamilton So
QB 13 Mike Hillman Sr
QB 18 Buddy Lee Jr
HB 33 Eddie Ray Sr
C 51 Godfrey Zaunbrecher Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 45 Mike Anderson Jr
LB 42 George Bevan Sr
DB 37 Tommy Casanova So
DT 78 Ron Estay So
DT 73 John Sage Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 25 Mark Lumpkin Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL team
Eddie Ray Running Back 4 83 Boston Patriots
Godfrey Zaunbrecher Center 11 286 Minnesota Vikings
George Bevan Defensive Back 17 421 Buffalo Bills

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References

  1. ^ "LSU's neglected Tigers slap Tulane to wrap up 9–1 season". The Shreveport Times. November 23, 1969. Retrieved October 1, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1970.htm