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The 1943 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University (LSU) in the 1943 college football season. LSU did not celebrate a homecoming game in 1943 due to World War II. Halfback Steve Van Buren led the nation in scoring.

1943 LSU Tigers football
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 19–14 vs. Texas A&M
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1943 record6–3 (2–2 SEC)
Head coachBernie Moore (9th season)
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
Seasons
← 1942
1944 →
1943 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 13 Georgia Tech $ 3 0 0     8 3 0
LSU 2 2 0     6 3 0
Tulane 1 1 0     3 3 0
Georgia 0 3 0     6 4 0
Vanderbilt 0 0 0     5 0 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Seven other SEC schools did not field a team due to World War II.[1]
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 25GeorgiaW 34–27
October 2Rice*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 20–7
October 9Texas A&M*No. 17
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
L 13–28
October 16Louisiana Army*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 28–7
October 23at GeorgiaW 27–6
October 30TCU*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 14–0
November 6at Georgia TechNo. 20L 7–42
November 20at TulaneL 0–27
January 1, 1944vs. Texas A&MW 19–14
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Scott, Richard (2008). SEC Football: 75 Years of Pride and Passion. MVP Books. p. 58. ISBN 1616731338. Retrieved March 13, 2014.
  2. ^ "2013 LSU Football Media Guide". p. 152. Retrieved July 17, 2014.