1934 LSU Tigers football team

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1934 LSU Tigers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1934 record7–2–2 (4–2 SEC)
Head coachBiff Jones (3rd season)
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
Seasons
← 1933
1935 →
1934 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulane + 8 0 0     10 1 0
Alabama + 7 0 0     10 0 0
Tennessee 5 1 0     8 2 0
LSU 4 2 0     7 2 2
Georgia 3 2 0     7 3 0
Vanderbilt 4 3 0     6 3 0
Florida 2 2 1     6 3 1
Ole Miss 2 3 1     4 5 1
Kentucky 1 3 0     5 5 0
Auburn 1 6 0     2 8 0
Sewanee 0 4 0     2 7 0
Mississippi State 0 5 0     4 6 0
Georgia Tech 0 6 0     1 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1934 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University (LSU) in the 1934 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 29 at Rice* Rice FieldHouston, TX T 9–9  
October 6 SMU* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA T 14–14  
October 13 Auburndagger Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry) W 20–6  
October 20 vs. Arkansas* State Fair StadiumShreveport, LA (rivalry) W 16–0  
October 27 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 29–0  
November 3 Mississippi State Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry) W 25–3  
November 10 at George Washington* Griffith StadiumWashington, DC W 6–0  
November 17 at Ole Miss Jackson, MS (rivalry) W 14–0  
December 1 Tulane Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Rag) L 12–13  
December 8 at Tennessee Shields–Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN L 13–19  
December 15 Oregon* Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA W 14–13  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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Huey Long incident[edit]

Throughout Lawrence "Biff" Jones' head coaching career at LSU, U.S. Senator Huey P. Long had reportedly interfered with his decision-making and recruiting.[2] At halftime of LSU's 1934 final home game against Oregon, with the Tigers trailing 13-0, Long approached the team's locker room and demanded to speak with the team.[3] Tired of Long's meddling with the team, Jones informed the Senator that he would quit after the game, "win, lose, or draw."[4] The Tigers would come back and defeat the Ducks 14-13, and Jones would make good on his promise, leaving the program to coach the Oklahoma Sooners and later the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Bernie Moore, LSU's track and field coach, would take over the head football coach position. Both Jones and Moore would wind up being elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 LSU Football Media Guide". p. 152. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  2. ^ "Jack Gremillion, Alumnus, on Huey Long and Coach Biff Jones butting heads".
  3. ^ Vincent 2008, p. 48.
  4. ^ "Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Inductees - Lawrence "Biff" Jones".
  5. ^ "Lawrence (Biff) Jones, 84 Football Star, Coach Dies".
  6. ^ "Bernie Moore Dies but Imprint on SEC Remains". St. Petersburg Times. Associated Press. November 7, 1967. Retrieved March 5, 2016.