The LSU Tigers have added the Chattanooga Mocs to their 2017 football schedule, FBSchedules.com has learned.
LSU will host Chattanooga at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge on Sept. 9, 2017. The Tigers will pay the Mocs a $500,000 guarantee for the game, according to a copy of the contract obtained from LSU.
The two schools have met once on the gridiron. LSU came away with a close 26-19 victory in that game, which was played in Baton Rouge in 1954.
Chattanooga is a member of the Southern Conference in the FCS. The Mocs play at Florida State this season and, per a report, will visit Alabama in 2016 and Kentucky in 2018.
LSU was previously scheduled to host Syracuse on Sept. 9, 2017 in the second game of a home-and-home series that kicks off this season in New York. A new date for the 2017 game is now to be determined.
The Tigers are set to open the 2017 season against the BYU Cougars at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sept. 2. LSU also hosts Troy on Sept. 30.
In SEC play, LSU will host Arkansas, Auburn, Texas A&M, and Florida and travel to Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and Tennessee.
The 2017 Syracuse at LSU game has been pushed back two weeks to Sept. 23, per Ross Dellenger of The Advocate.