1907 LSU Tigers football team

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1907 LSU Tigers football
LSU Tigers Football 1907.jpg
Bacardi Bowl champion
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1907 record 7–3 (2–1 SIAA)
Head coach Edgar Wingard (1st season)
Home stadium State Field
Seasons
← 1906
1908 →
1907 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt $ 3 0 0     5 1 1
Sewanee 6 1 0     8 1 0
Alabama 3 1 2     5 1 2
LSU 2 1 0     7 3 0
Tennessee 3 2 0     7 2 1
Auburn 3 2 1     6 2 1
Georgia 3 3 1     4 3 1
Mississippi A&M 2 3 0     6 3 0
Georgia Tech 2 4 0     4 4 0
Clemson 1 3 0     4 4 0
Mercer 0 3 0     3 3 0
Howard 0 5 0     2 5 0
Ole Miss 0 5 0     0 6 0
Nashville            
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1907 LSU Tigers football team represented the LSU Tigers of Louisiana State University during the 1907 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football season. The season was the first year under coach Edgar Wingard. It was also the first year at LSU for star player, Doc Fenton.

Before the season[edit]

Fenton, who was from Scranton, Pennsylvania, had been heavily recruited by Wingard to play at LSU.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 11 Louisiana Tech* State FieldBaton Rouge, LA W 28–0  
October 19 at Texas* Clark FieldAustin, TX L 5–12  
October 21 at Texas A&M* College Station, TX (Rivalry) L 5–11  
October 28 Howard (AL)* State Field • Baton Rouge, LA W 57–0  
November 6 Arkansas* State Field • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) W 17–12  
November 9 Mississippi A&M State Field • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) W 23–11  
November 16 at Ole Miss Oxford, MS (Rivalry) W 23–0  
November 23 at Alabama Monroe Park • Mobile, AL (Rivalry) L 4–6  
November 30 at Baylor* Waco, TX W 48–0  
December 25 at University of Havana* La Tropical StadiumHavana, Cuba (Bacardi Bowl) W 56–0  
*Non-conference game.

Source: 1907 LSU Tigers football team

Season summary[edit]

Louisiana Tech[edit]

The Tigers opened the season in grand fashion, at State Field, by beating Louisiana Tech 28–0. A highlight of that game was a 90-yard touchdown run by Doc Fenton. It was Louisiana Tech's only loss on the season.

Texas and Texas A&M[edit]

This win was followed by losses on the road at Texas and Texas A&M. After these losses, LSU went on to win 4 straight games.

Howard[edit]

The Tigers romped over Howard 57–0.

Arkansas[edit]

The 17–12 win over Arkansas was the school's first over the school.

Alabama[edit]

That 4 game winning streak was broken by a loss to Alabama. In the contest against Alabama, LSU led for most of the game because of two safeties. Alabama scored late in the game from an 85-yard punt return to win the game 6–4.

Baylor[edit]

LSU's next game resulted in a win over Baylor.

Postseason[edit]

1907 LSU Tigers football team in Havana, Cuba for the 1907 Bacardi Bowl

Bacardi Bowl[edit]

Their last game of the season was in an appearance at the Bacardi Bowl. This was LSU's first bowl game, and the first time any U.S. football team played in a foreign country.

This game, played in Cuba against the University of Havana resulted in a 56–0 victory for LSU.[1]

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