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1946 was a pretty good season for LSU
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I ran across this football game program and was wondering about that season. The Tigers went 9-1-1 in 1946, including a scoreless Cotton Bowl tie with Arkansas. Only loss was to Ga Tech. Unfortunately, Georgia was undefeated that year and co-champ with Tennessee. Bernie Moore was the coach and LSU finished ranked No. 8 in the AP poll.

It was the last time LSU played Fordham and we won big, 40-0. Our series record is 2-0. And in case you were wondering, no, I wasn't in the stands. Someone I know found this and several other programs from 1946 in her mother's attic.

And when you start complaining about the weakness of the current schedule, go look at the historical record of teams LSU has played. Here is your Jeopardy question of the day. What do the following have in common?

--Cumberland
--Haskell Indian Nations
--Millsaps

I'll give you the answer later.
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re: 1946 was a pretty good season for LSU
2,1


Wait this ain't the OT




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lesgeaux
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re: 1946 was a pretty good season for LSU
I'll assume that LSU has lost to and never beaten those 3


clamdip
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re: 1946 was a pretty good season for LSU
Cumberland college in Tennessee is the team GTech and John Heisman famously beat 222-0.


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re: 1946 was a pretty good season for LSU
Close.


Lou the Jew from LSU
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re: 1946 was a pretty good season for LSU
None of the 3 ever scored on LSU


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Nuts4LSU
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re: 1946 was a pretty good season for LSU
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--Cumberland
--Haskell Indian Nations
--Millsaps


If I recall correctly, we played Cumberland once and lost 41-0. We played Millsaps twice in the same season, beating them 70-0 and then losing to them 6-5 a couple of weeks later. I know we have played Haskell Indian Nations, but I don't remember whether we beat them.


Nuts4LSU
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re: 1946 was a pretty good season for LSU
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And when you start complaining about the weakness of the current schedule, go look at the historical record of teams LSU has played.


Our 1958 national championship team played Hardin-Simmons, and struggled to win 20-6.


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re: 1946 was a pretty good season for LSU
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The look on the blonde's face was worth a quarter in 1946.

Thanks for sharing this!


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re: 1946 was a pretty good season for LSU
I am old enough to remember! WOW.


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liquid rabbit
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re: 1946 was a pretty good season for LSU
You're very close. We lost a game to all 3 of those powerhouse football programs!


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re: 1946 was a pretty good season for LSU
LSU should've won the famous 1947 Ice Bowl. LSU outgained Arkansas by a lot. Want to say it was 5:1. Right at end of game LSU gets a long pass and tackled at one. Final play of game is a chip shot field goal. Issues with the snap and hold. Game ends 0-0.


LSUDonMCO
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re: 1946 was a pretty good season for LSU
It was a very good year! My dad was a freshman war veteran who got engaged to my mom that year.


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cattus
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re: 1946 was a pretty good season for LSU
Crazy to think Millsaps played the Tigers and actually beat them.


LSUFanMizeWay
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re: 1946 was a pretty good season for LSU
John Ferguson once said The 1946 LSU Football Team was the best team LSU ever had.


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LSUGrad9295
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re: 1946 was a pretty good season for LSU
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--Haskell Indian Nations


Would probably be a good road trip. I'm sure they have a nice casino...


tigger1
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re: 1946 was a pretty good season for LSU
I can tell you this Ty Cobb lost a lot of money betting on the Haskell Indians in 1908.

He was not very happy.


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OLDBEACHCOMBER
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re: 1946 was a pretty good season for LSU
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Cumberland college in Tennessee is the team GTech and John Heisman famously beat 222-0.


Technically Cumberland drop football that year and the great sportsman that he was John Heisman threatened to sue Cumberland for not notifying G Tech. Since Cumberland 's new President decided to drop football he asked George Allen, the baseball team equipment manager to notify each team on the schedule. Somehow John Heisman claimed he was not notified. So the school president ask George Allen to make a team. Allen asked a frat to field a team the week before the game. They scrimmaged Swanee and lost 107-0.

Georgia Tech should be embarrassed to claim that game. It was a disgusting show of poor sportsmanship and lack of class.
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Nuts4LSU
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re: 1946 was a pretty good season for LSU
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Crazy to think Millsaps played the Tigers and actually beat them.


And not only that, but it was just a couple of games after LSU had beaten them 70-0. How do you have that big a turnaround in that short a time? There had to be something strange going on, like key players for one or both teams being out for one game and able to play in the other or something like that. The same two teams should not have a 70-0 blowout in one game and then a 6-5 win for the other team a couple of games later.


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NotRight37
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re: 1946 was a pretty good season for LSU
I read somewhere that Cumberland best offensive play was minus 3 yards. Legend says a Cumberland player apparently went to the wrong sideline on purpose. When asked to go back to the proper side he said:" no way, if I do that they will put me back in the game."


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