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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South-Central)
 

Peach Bowl

December 30, 1968

 

LSU 31, Florida State 27

 
Peach Bowl Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, December 28, 2019
1. Peach Bowl Marker
Inscription.  
Mike Hillman led LSU on a late-game touchdown drive as the Tigers held off a frantic fourth quarter rally by Florida State to win the inaugural Peach Bowl, 31-27. In what was a see-saw contest, Florida State led 13-0 early in the second quarter before LSU scored 24 unanswered points to take a 24-13 lead to the final quarter. Florida State scored TDs on back-to-back possessions to open the fourth quarter and take a 27-24 lead with 6:15 left in the contest. That's when Hillman went to work, leading LSU on a nine-play, 61-yard drive capped on a 2-yard run from backup running back Maurice LeBlanc with 2:31 to play. LSU's defense held the Seminoles on their next possession as the Tigers were able to run out the clock for the victory. Hillman, the most valuable player of the contest, completed 16-of-29 passes for 229 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Tommy Morel hauled in six passes for 103 yards for LSU and LeBlanc added 97 yards on 14 carries as the Tigers finished with a 8-3 overall mark.
 
Erected by LSU, The Norris Family: Patrick & Lisa, Jonathan, Brad, Brian New Iberia, LA. Go
Lawrence X. Boucvalt, Jr. wall image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, December 27, 2019
2. Lawrence X. Boucvalt, Jr. wall
Marker is 8th from left
Tigers!.
 
Location. 30° 24.647′ N, 91° 10.994′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on South Stadium Drive west of Fiedlhouse Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sugar Bowl (here, next to this marker); Independence Bowl (here, next to this marker); Orange Bowl (here, next to this marker); Cotton Bowl (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Cotton Bowl (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Sugar Bowl (here, next to this marker); Gator Bowl (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Sugar Bowl (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
More about this marker. Located on the Lawrence X. Boucvalt, Jr. wall at Gate 24 of Tiger Stadium
 
Categories. Sports
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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