The LSU Tigers have completed their 2018 non-conference football schedule with the addition of three opponents, the school announced today.
“We want to continue to schedule teams from our state when possible, which allows resources to remain in the state and the fans in Louisiana to experience the best venue in the country, Tiger Stadium,” LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva said.
LSU opens the 2018 season against the Miami Hurricanes. That game, which was previously announced, will be played on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The Tigers and Hurricanes have met 12 times on the gridiron. In their last matchup, LSU defeated Miami 40-3 in the 2005 Chick-fil-A Bowl to extend their lead in the series to 9-3.
One week later on Sept. 8, LSU hosts the Southeastern Louisiana Lions in their first contest of the season at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge. The two schools’ first and only meeting came back in 1949 at LSU.
On Oct. 20, 2018, LSU hosts in-state foe Louisiana Tech at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers have won 15 straight games against the Bulldogs and hold an 18-1 series advantage.
LSU’s final non-conference game of the 2018 season is at home against the Rice Owls on Nov. 17. LSU and Rice have met 55 times and the Tigers lead the series 37-13-5.
In SEC play in 2018, LSU is scheduled to host Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and Georgia and travel to Arkansas, Auburn, Texas A&M, and Florida.