LSU, Western Kentucky Move 2016 Football Game to 2015

By Kevin Kelley -

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.

LSU Future Football Schedules


  • 09/06 – ULM
  • 09/27 – New Mexico State


  • 09/05 – Jacksonville State
  • 09/12 – Arizona State
  • 10/03 – Eastern Michigan
  • 11/14 – Western Kentucky

Western Kentucky Future Football Schedules


  • 08/28 – Bowling Green
  • 09/06 – at Illinois
  • 09/27 – at Navy
  • 11/15 – Army


  • 09/19 – at Indiana
  • 09/26 – Miami (OH)
  • 11/14 – at LSU
  • TBA – at Army
  1. Trey Corley
    August 6, 2013 at 11:24 am

    It doesn’t matter if its 2016 or 2015 it’s still gonna be fun to whoop Bobby Petrino & his Hilltoppers. Just hope he will keep his mind on coaching.

  2. Bill (the one that's commenting for years not the newbie)
    August 6, 2013 at 11:33 am

    There is no scenario that would put Petrino there in 2015. If he has another incident like he did in Arkansas he will be run out of town.

    Or if he behaves himself, he will be immediately hired away by whatever major program goes 4-8 this season and fires their current coach.

  3. nampa native
    August 6, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    another crappy all home game non league schedule for LSU with four crappy teams coming to Baton Rouge for a paycheck to support their money losing football programs. The only time you ever see most SEC teams play decent non league teams is in a bowl game. No offense ASU but you haven’t done anything in 17 years.

    • PNB
      August 6, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      this year alone SEC teams against other BCS conference teams
      LSU vs TCU
      Alabama vs Va Tech
      Tennessee vs Oregon
      Florida vs Miami and FSU
      Miss St. vs Ok St
      Ole Miss vs Texas
      South Carolina vs UNC, UCF and Clemson
      Uga vs Clemson and Ga Tech
      Auburn vs Wash. State
      Arkansas vs Rutgers
      Vandy vs Wake Forest
      Missoui vs Indiana
      Kentucky vs Louisville
      so other than Texas A&M all SEC teams play at least one BCS team from another league and last time I checked none of these are bowl games.
      Please in the future know what you’re talking about before typing.

    • Josh
      August 7, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      Did you forget when LSU smashed Phil Knight’s pet Ducks in Dallas a couple of years ago?

  4. sec is overrated
    September 25, 2013 at 11:45 am

    yeah but you lost a few of those on that list last i checked