LSU parades into Nashville in 1934
Sept. 8, 2010
Commodore History Corner Archive
Not since they were overwhelmed 44 to 0 in 1920 on old Dudley field by Georgia Tech has Vanderbilt been so completely slaughtered by an invader.
While Vanderbilt was a pigmy, Louisiana State was a gridiron Gulliver, which sent one touchdown messenger over via a pass and three more by, passes and line assaults. To swell the total. Abe Mickal, the Syrian star who eclipsed any passing back seen on Dudley Field since the era of Tennessee's Bobby Dodd, pumped a field goal from the 11-yard line.
It had been expected that the Tigers would be magnificent in its aerial circus but it also had been expected that the Commodores air defense would counteract that weapon.
Less than a year later on September 8, 1935, Long was assassinated in the Capitol Building in Baton Rouge. His assassin was the son-in-law of a long-time rival of Long. Long's bodyguards killed the murderer with a barrage of firepower, but Long took a bullet in the stomach. Long died in the hospital two days later. Bullet holes from the historic shootout remain visible today in the Capitol Building.
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