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LSU announces football schedule for 2016

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

LSU football will play four home games against SEC teams in the Tigers' 2016 schedule, including rivals Alabama and a first time contest against Missouri.

The 2016 LSU football schedule was announced by the Southeastern Conference on Thursday.

LSU opens the season on September 3 with a game against Wisconsin at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. 

LSU's home opener will be the following week against Jacksonville State on September 10

The Tigers open SEC play on September 17 against Mississippi State in Tiger Stadium before traveling to Auburn the next week on September 24. 

LSU returns on October 1 to host Missouri, which will be the first time the teams have played since Mizzou joined the conference in 2012. The two Tiger football teams met one other time in the 1978 Liberty Bowl which LSU lost to Missouri, 20-15.

The Tigers then travel to Florida on October 8 and return home to host Southern Miss on October 15 and Ole Miss on October 22.

LSU will close out October with an open date before welcoming Alabama to Tiger Stadium on November 5. 

On November 12, the Tigers will face Arkansas on the road. They play their home finale against South Alabama on November 19.

LSU wraps up its SEC schedule on Thanksgiving in College Station with a game against Texas A&M on November 24.

The SEC Championship Game will be held on Dec. 3 in Atlanta. 

2016 LSU Football Schedule 
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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