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craignettles
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LSU-Ole Miss 1972


For the older ranters. Check out this:

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TGRFaithful13
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Cant say that I was even born yet, but I can remember hearing my dad tell the story of that game more then once. Great article for the younger ranters too!





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northeasttiger
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Great story and great game. I can remember sitting in my living room with my Dad and listening to the game on a static filled AM radio, screeming when the 4 second pass fell incomplete, and in shock when we heard 1 second remained.

I was a young teenager, but I have never been so nervous for a play since. My Dad died too before the 03 title, we both thought in 72 we were on our way to a title when luck (or a slow timers finger) had shined on LSU.

By the way the extra point was pretty stressful also






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Tiger TBone
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I was in Tiger Band at that time. That was one sweet victory!





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craignettles
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I was a worry wart too. I was thinking as I was hollering, "How horrible would it be if the PAT was missed or blocked!"





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I-59 Tiger
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Good post,thanks. I remember listening to that in 5th grade on the old "Pick of Dixie". Shame its so hard to find good games on the radio anymore.





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LSU Delts
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I was there. When the game ended the Ole Miss fans began throwing whiskey bottles up in the south upper. I got hit in the head with a Jack Daniels bottle. I was two days shy of eleven years old. I'll never forget that!





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GarmischTiger
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I wasn't there (I was 3) but my day was. He saw the catch from the last ramp from which you could see the field in the SW corner of the stadium.





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Smoke Green
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here's some audio files, if interested. the jones-1972.mp3 file is about a 1:10 in length, and covers the last 4 sec. of the game...but doesn't catch Rusty Jackson's PAT.

the lsu-olemiss-72.mp3 file covers the last 3:02 of the game, including Jackson's kick...has Ferguson's "pandemonium breaks loose in Tiger Stadium" call.


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West Central Tiger
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Thanks for your post.

There are moments in history you will always remember where you were when they happen and this was one. Side note: All I was doing was walking back and forth through the house listening to the AM radio - no way to sit still.






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tss22h8
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I was a freshman at De La Salle in N.O., growing up literally in the shadow of Tulane Stadium. Everything in our neighborhood was Tulane this and Tulane that, so we didn't really pay that much attention to LSU.





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Carter
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Great article about this game. If I've heard my dad talk about this game once he has talked about it a thousand times. I loved the detail it went into as far as the last two plays go.

The audio clip was great to hear, but it makes me realize how bad Hawthorne is






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Ranty Randy
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Great memories.

I was there with my dad. Tomorrow I will be in the same seats with my son. The tradition continues.






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DenverTigerMan
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I was a freshman Tiger Band member then. A few things about that game stick out in my mind:

1. The NOISE. At that time, the capacity of Tiger Stadium was 68,000. That night, over 70,000 were in attendance. When we formed the tunnel for pregame, the team came out and we began to play the fight song. My ears hurt from the sheer volume of noise, the fans were jumping up and down, and between the fans' jumping and the players running, the earth shook below us (although it didn't register at the Geology Department!) I couldn't hear myself playing, so I pulled my trumpet away from my mouth and screamed as loudly as I could--I couldn't even hear myself scream! AMAZING!

2. The team played badly. I remember thinking that we were a ranked team about to lose to a nobody. We were flat, and Ole Miss played out of their minds.

3. Hope. When Ole Miss was up by 6, and Steve Lavinghouse missed the field goal for Ole Miss, I felt some hope.

4. Tiger Band. At that point, Band Director Bill Swor instructed us to begin playing Tiger Rag, over and over again to the end of the game. The team FINALLY started moving down the field.

5. 1 second left. When Brad Jones' pass to Jimmy Ledoux was tipped by an Ole Miss defender, the SE stands erupted (that was where Ole Miss fans were). But there was 1 second left. When Jones took the next snap, the horn sounde immediately and Jones got the pass off just as he was being tackled. When Brad Jones caught the ball, the stadium exploded. When Rusty Jackson kicked the extra point, the party was on.

6. Postgame. We played music in the stands for 30 minutes after the game, and the Tiger fans stayed and danced and sang with us. The only empty seats were in the SE stands!

What a great memory that remains!







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BT4LSU
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Tiger T Bone......

If you were in the band back then, would you have some recordings of the 1972 band???

All the songs were a little different back then,
and I would to copy it for my father!

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northeasttiger
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Thanks for the audio link, wow static and all just like I remembered it.

That drive was like the Florida game last year. Two 4th down conversions. Two dropped TD passes, one on a trick play, a pass interference, 80 yards, just over 3 minutes, the crowd






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SuperFan
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For several years after the game a sign was placed between the bordering states on the Mississippi side. "You are now entering Mississippi. Please set your clock back four seconds."


Uhh - I believe it was actually "You are now entering Louisiana. Please set your clock back four seconds." - right? placed so people leaving Mississippi into La. could see it.


"08, '58, '03, '07 and next year". - 1908? Football wasn't even the same game then. A TD wasn't even 6 points.



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George Costanza
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Gives you chills just reading...Shows the passion in our fans





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Smoke Green
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quote:

Jones took the next snap, the horn sounds immediately


you can hear the horn sounding in the audio files. between the horn sounding, Ferguson's call, and the crowd eruption...it's pretty chilling.








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MiketheTiger69
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Everything in the article is pretty much correct except for the description of Davis' catch. He caught the ball on the goal line in the SE corner, falling across the pylon as he was being tackled. He later said he lost the ball in the lights and just stuck his hand up and the ball hit it.
I was there as well, in the North end zone and next to the 28-8 ND game, it was probably the most memorable game I've ever been to.






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