The LSU Tigers and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have moved their previously scheduled football game in 2016 to the 2015 season, the Bowling Green Daily News has reported.
Yesterday, we reported that Miami (OH) had scheduled a 2015-16 home-and-home football series with Western Kentucky. The 2016 game was listed for Sept. 17 at Miami, which was the same date that Western Kentucky was scheduled to visit LSU.
Now Western Kentucky will make the trip to Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge on Nov. 14, 2015. It will be WKU’s second trip to Death Valley following their 42-9 loss there in 2011.
If Bobby Petrino is still the head coach of Western Kentucky in 2015, it will be his third trip to Baton Rouge and fifth meeting overall against LSU. Petrino was 2-2 against the Tigers when he was at Arkansas, but suffered both losses on the road.
The addition of Western Kentucky tentatively completes LSU’s 2015 non-conference football schedule, which now features four home games. The Tigers are currently scheduled to host Jacksonville State (Sept. 5), Arizona State (Sept. 12), Eastern Michigan (Oct. 3), and Western Kentucky (Nov. 14).
Western Kentucky also has four non-conference games slated for 2015. The Hilltoppers travel to Indiana (Sept. 19), host Miami, OH (Sept. 26), and travel to LSU (Nov. 14). WKU was previously slated to host Army on Sept. 26, and it’s currently unknown what date that game will be moved to.