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The 1935 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University (LSU) in the 1935 college football season. The team was led by halfback Abe Mickal and end Gaynell Tinsley. It was Bernie Moore's first of thirteen seasons as head coach of the Tigers. One of the 13 selectors recognized as official by the NCAA (Williamson) recognize the 1935 LSU team as the co-national champion.[1] LSU, however, does not recognize the team as national champions, though they did put a note in the media guide.[2]

1935 LSU Tigers football
Co-national champion (Williamson)
SEC champion
Sugar Bowl, L 2–3 vs. TCU
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1935 record9–2 (5–0 SEC)
Head coachBernie Moore (1st season)
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
Seasons
← 1934
1936 →
1935 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
LSU $ 5 0 0     9 2 0
Vanderbilt 5 1 0     7 3 0
Ole Miss 3 1 0     9 3 0
Auburn 5 2 0     8 2 0
Alabama 4 2 0     6 2 1
Tulane 3 3 0     6 4 0
Kentucky 3 3 0     5 4 0
Georgia Tech 3 4 0     5 5 0
Mississippi State 2 3 0     8 3 0
Tennessee 2 3 0     4 5 0
Georgia 2 4 0     6 4 0
Florida 1 6 0     3 7 0
Sewanee 0 6 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 28Rice*L 7–10
October 5Texas*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 18–6
October 12Manhattan*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 32–0
October 19vs. Arkansas*W 13–7
October 26at VanderbiltW 7–2
November 2Auburn 
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 6–0
November 9Mississippi State
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 28–13
November 16at GeorgiaW 13–0
November 23Southwestern Louisiana*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 56–0
November 30at TulaneW 41–0
January 1, 1936vs. TCU
L 2–3
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming

[3][4]

Sugar BowlEdit

Four days of rain turned an expected passing battle into a punting duel between quarterbacks Sammy Baugh of TCU and LSU's Abe Mickal. The Tigers threatened often, once getting to the six-inch line, but TCU's Taldon Manton kicked a winning 36-yard field goal. LSU scored when All-America end Gaynell Tinsley harassed Baugh into throwing an incompletion in the TCU end zone for an automatic safety.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "National Poll Champions" (PDF). 2011 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 73. Retrieved April 3, 2012.
  2. ^ "2017 LSU Football Media Guide" (PDF). LSU Athletic Department. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "2013 LSU Football Media Guide". p. 152. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  4. ^ "Louisiana State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2015-09-08.