1972 LSU Tigers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 11
Record9–2–1 (4–1–1 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 7 Alabama $ 7 1 0 10 2 0
No. 5 Auburn 6 1 0 10 1 0
No. 11 LSU 4 1 1 9 2 1
No. 8 Tennessee 4 2 0 10 2 0
Georgia 4 3 0 7 4 0
Florida 3 3 1 5 5 1
Ole Miss 2 5 0 5 5 0
Kentucky 2 5 0 3 8 0
Mississippi State 1 6 0 4 7 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0 3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University during the 1972 NCAA University Division football season.

LSU and Southeastern Conference rival Ole Miss became the last major universities to desegregate their varsity football squads this season.

LSU introduced a new helmet logo, a tiger head above the letters "LSU" inside a purple circle, a logo which was used through 1976. Also, player names were placed on jerseys for the first time.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 16Pacific (CA)*No. 9W 31–13
September 23Texas A&M*No. 8
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 42–17
September 30Wisconsin*No. 9
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 27–7
October 7at Rice*No. 8W 12–6
October 14No. 9 AuburnNo. 8
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 35–7
October 21KentuckyNo. 7
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 10–0
November 4Ole MissNo. 6
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 17–16
November 11at No. 2 AlabamaNo. 6L 21–35
November 18Mississippi StateNo. 8
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 28–14
November 25at FloridaNo. 8T 3–3
December 2at Tulane*No. 11W 9–385,372[1]
December 30vs. No. 11 TennesseeNo. 10L 17–2452,961[2]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

1972 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB Ken Addy
RB Jim Benglis
TE 89 Brad Boyd
SB 3 Al Coffee Sr
OL Loyd Daniel
RB Chris Dantin
RB Brad Davis
OL Jimmy Elkins
WR Joe Fakier
RB Ben Jones
QB 7 Bert Jones Sr
RB Jim Kadi
WR Gerald Keigley
OL Logan Killen
WR 1 Jimmy LeDoux Sr
QB 16 Paul Lyons
QB 5 Mike Miley
OL Phil Murray
RB Steve Rogers
OL Randy Russell
OL Steve Streete
TE Chuck Williamson
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 99 Kenny Bordelon Fr
DL Tommy Butoud
DB Dale Cangelosi
LB 55 Warren Capone Jr
DL Steve Cassidy
LB Gary Champagne
DL Skip Cormier
DB Rand Dennis
DL Jim Gainey
LB Bo Harris
DB Norm Hodgins
DT 64 Tyler Lafauci Jr
DL 91 Binks Miciotto
S 17 Frank Racine Jr
LB Pepper Rutland
S 11 John Staggs Jr
DB Mike Williams
DB Joe Winkler
DE 79 John Wood Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 8 Rusty Jackson
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Season summary

Ole Miss

See also: 1972 Ole Miss Rebels football team and Magnolia Bowl

Ole Miss Rebels at #6 LSU Tigers
1 2 34Total
Ole Miss 3 3 7316
LSU 7 3 0717

at Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Date: November 4, 1972
  • Game attendance: 70,502
  • Ocala Star-Banner, 1972 Nov 05.
Game information

Bert Jones set school career records for completions, touchdowns and total offense.[3]

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL team
Bert Jones Quarterback 1 2 Baltimore Colts
John Wood Defensive tackle 3 70 Denver Broncos

[4]

References

  1. ^ "Tigers nudge rugged Wave". The Shreveport Times. December 3, 1972. Retrieved October 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Quick-striking Vols muzzle Bengals' late charge". The Commercial Appeal. December 31, 1972. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ And the Valley Shook. Retrieved 2020-Feb-24.
  4. ^ "1973 NFL Draft Listing - Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on 2007-12-21.