The LSU Tigers have the toughest 2011 non-conference football schedule according to Sporting News. The publication ranks Mississippi State’s schedule as the worst.
LSU’s season opener against the Oregon Ducks at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas is ranked as one of the five best non-conference games in 2011. The other four are Boise State vs. Georgia (at Atlanta, GA), Oklahoma at Florida State, Ohio State at Miami (FL) and Arkansas vs. Texas A&M (at Arlington, TX).
LSU opens the season against the Oregon Ducks at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas (09/03). The Tigers host Northwestern State the following week (09/10), travel to West Virginia (09/24) and later host Western Kentucky (11/12).
Sporting News 2011 Top 10 Non-Conference Schedules
LSU – vs. Oregon (at Arlington, TX), Northwestern State, at West Virginia, Western Kentucky
Pittsburgh – Buffalo, Maine, at Iowa, Notre Dame, Utah
Colorado – at Hawaii, California, Colorado State (at Denver, CO), at Ohio State
Miami – Ohio State, Kansas State, Bethune-Cookman, at South Florida
Ohio State – Akron, Toledo, at Miami (FL), Colorado