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LSU announces 2016 SEC football schedule

1 year 1 month 1 week ago October 30, 2015 Oct 30, 2015 Friday, October 30 2015 October 30, 2015 8:58 AM in Sports
Source: WBRZ
By: Brock Sues
Image: Kyle Zedaker, LSU Athletics Student Photographer

BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers announced their 2016 slate of Southeastern Conference games Thursday afternoon.

All 14 schools in the SEC released their schedules for the upcoming season today.

LSU will open SEC play on Sept. 17 against Mississippi State in Tiger Stadium. They’ll take off to Auburn the following weekend on Sept. 24, then play host to Missouri on Oct. 1.

The game against Missouri will mark the first time the two teams have met since Mizzou joined the SEC back in 2012. They’ve only played one other time, and it was at the 1978 Liberty Bowl where Missouri won by a score of 20-15.

As October wears on, the Tigers will head to Florida on Oct. 8 before taking on Southern Mississippi at home on Oct. 15 and Ole Miss on Oct. 22. They’ll wrap up the month with an open date on Oct. 29.

The Tigers kick off November with the Alabama Crimson Tide rocking into Tiger Stadium on Nov. 5. They then take a little trip to Arkansas on Nov. 12. The finish their conference schedule on Thanksgiving against Texas A&M in College Station on Nov. 24.

LSU has already announced non-conference games including the season-opener against Wisconsin at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, the home-opener the following week against Jacksonville State on Sept. 10, Southern Mississippi on Oct. 15 and the home finisher against South Alabama on Nov. 19.

According to LSUSports.net, the Tigers complete schedule will look like the following:

Sept. 3 Wisconsin (Green Bay)
Sept. 10 JACKSONVILLE STATE
Sept. 17 MISSISSIPPI STATE
Sept. 24 at Auburn
Oct. 1 MISSOURI
Oct. 8 at Florida
Oct. 15 SOUTHERN MISS
Oct. 22 OLE MISS
Oct. 29 Open date
Nov. 5 ALABAMA
Nov. 12 at Arkansas
Nov. 19 SOUTH ALABAMA
Nov. 24 (Thu.) at Texas A&M

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