Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
1961 SEC Champions
Overall Record: 10-1 | SEC Record: 6-0
Head Coach Paul Dietzel
LSU did not let a season opening loss to Rice spoil a tremendous year for the Tigers on the gridiron. Over the final nine games, LSU allowed a measly 30 points, with 14 of those scored by Kentucky in a Tiger victory. The Tigers blanked Florida then took wins over Ole Miss and Mississippi State to leave them needing only one win short of a league title. For the second time in four years, Tulane suffered a 62-0 humiliation at the hands of the Bayou Bengals, and SEC champion LSU was on to the Orange Bowl to face Big Eight champion Colorado. In what was Paul Dietzel's final game at LSU, the Tigers had little trouble silencing the Buffaloes, 25-7.
Erected by Ann Flowers Doggett.
Location. 30° 24.686′ N, 91° 11.122′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on West Stadium Drive north of South Stadium Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70803, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1986 SEC Champions (a few steps from this marker); 1936 SEC Champions (a few steps from this 1958 SEC Champions (a few steps from this marker); 1935 SEC Champions (a few steps from this marker); 1970 SEC Champions (a few steps from this marker); 2001 SEC Champions (a few steps from this marker); 1988 SEC Champions (a few steps from this marker); 2007 SEC Champions (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
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