The LSU Tigers and the Miami Hurricanes will meet in the 2018 Cowboys Classic, both schools have officially announced.
The game will be played on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
“The Cowboys Classic is a great event and gives us an opportunity to showcase LSU football in the premier NFL venue in an area that is one of our biggest alumni bases outside Louisiana,” LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva said in a statement.
LSU and Miami last met in the 2005 Peach Bowl, a game that LSU dominated 40-3. The two schools haven’t met in the regular season since a 1988 contest in Baton Rouge. The Tigers lead the overall series 9-3.
Miami, FL is the first announced non-conference opponent for LSU for the 2018 season and they satisfy the SEC’s strength of schedule mandate.
LSU also satisfied the scheduling mandate for 2019 and 2020 earlier today when they announced a home-and-home football series with Texas.
Miami now has four games tentatively set for the 2018 season. The Hurricanes are also scheduled to host FIU on Sept. 22 and travel to Rutgers and Toledo.
The ACC also has a similar strength of schedule mandate that goes into effect in 2017. LSU will satisfy that requirement for Miami.
Cowboys Classic Future Games
- Sept. 5, 2015: Alabama vs. Wisconsin
- Sept. 3, 2016: USC vs. Alabama
- Sept. 2, 2017: Michigan vs. Florida
- Sept. 1, 2018: LSU vs. Miami (FL)