Orange Bowl

1962

LSU 25
Colorado 7

January 1, 1962 – Orange Bowl Stadium
 
Blocked Punts Propel Tigers
LSU's Paul Dietzel, coaching his last game for the Tigers, watched while his team turned Colorado punts into scores in a 25-7 triumph over the Big Seven opponent.
 
Dietzel noticed a quirk in the Colorado center's snaps and used it to his team's advantage in this battle of top-10, once-beaten teams.
 
In the early going, Wendell Harris' 30-yard field goal gave LSU a 3-0 lead. Then, the Tigers blocked a Charlie McBride punt into the end zone for a safety.
 
Colorado's Loren Schweiniger went 59 yards with an interception return that gave the Buffaloes a 7-5 lead, but LSU came back before the half with an 82-yard scoring march that made it 11-7.
 
In the third quarter, the Tigers put 14 points on the scoreboard on Jimmy Field's run from the 9 and a Gene Sykes recovery of his own blocked punt.
 

  LSU COLO
First Downs 19 7
Rushing Attempts 57 16
Rushing Yards 206 24
Passes Attempted 18 39
Passes Completed 8 12
Had Intercepted 3 0
Passing Yards 109 105
Total Offense 315 129
Punts/Avg. 4/33.8 8/22.1
Fumbles/Lost  2/1 2/1
Penalties/Yards 7/65 5/35

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS            
LSU 5 6 14 0 - 25
Colorado 0 7 0 0 - 7

    
SCORING SUMMARY
LSU: Harris 30-yard FG; LSU: Kinchen safety on blocked punt; COLO: Schweninger 59-yard interception return (Hillebrand kick); LSU: Cranford 1-yard run (run failed); LSU: Field 9-yard run (Harris kick); LSU: Sykes recovered blocked punt in end zone (Harris kick)
 
LSU Head Coach: Paul Dietzel
Colorado Head Coach: Sonny Grandelius