Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
1958 National Champions
Overall Record: 11-0 | SEC Record 6-0
Head Coach Paul Dietzel
The legendary 1958 team compiled LSU's first perfect season since 1908 and became the first squad in school history to win the national title. Looking to build on a previous season record of 5-5, Coach Paul Dietzel's innovative three-platoon system-the White Team, the Go team and the Chinese Bandits- revolutionized college football. The 1958 Tigers blew through SEC opponents, finishing the league slate with a perfect 6-0 record, including a Homecoming showdown against Florida in front of the first sellout crowd in Tiger Stadium history. LSU capped off the season with a 7-0 victory over Clemson in the 1959 Sugar Bowl, propelling the Tigers to a flawless 11-0 record and was crowned the 1958 National Champions.
Erected by Degueyters & That's the Bottom Line.
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Location. 30° 24.695′ N, 91° 11.105′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker 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. 2019 National Champions (here, next to this marker); 2003 National Champions (here, next to this marker); 2007 National Champions (here, next to this marker); 1936 SEC Champions (a few steps from this marker); 1935 SEC Champions (a few steps from this marker); 1961 SEC Champions (within shouting distance of this marker); 1958 SEC Champions (within shouting distance of this marker); 1986 SEC Champions (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
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