LSU, FSU schedule 2022 season-opener in Superdome

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Updated: Feb. 11, 2020 at 4:41 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - LSU and Florida State have scheduled a two-game series in football beginning with the 2022 season-opener at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

The 2022 season-opener is set to be played on Sunday, Sept. 4 is the first of two games between the teams. LSU and Florida State will open the 2023 season on Labor Day weekend as the Tigers and Seminoles will meet on Sunday, Sept. 3, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.

“Our team looks forward to playing Florida State to open the 2022 and 2023 seasons,” said LSU head coach Ed Orgeron. “To play a traditional power like Florida State is a challenge that excites our team. Playing in New Orleans and Orlando is a great opportunity for us to showcase to recruits the LSU program. We look forward to playing anyone, anywhere at any time.”

The Tigers are 2-7 all-time against Florida State with the 2022 meeting being the first between the teams since 1991 when the Seminoles won in Tiger Stadium with a final score of 27-16.

“LSU and Florida State are two of college football’s most iconic brands, and we look forward to renewing this series,” added Peter Derzis, ESPN senior vice president of college sports programming and ESPN Events. “When scheduling neutral-site games, our goal is always to provide fans and viewers an incredible matchup, and we feel we’ve done exactly that with these highly-anticipated events.”

The LSU-Florida State series dates back to 1968 when the Tigers beat the Seminoles, 31-27, in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta.

The two-game series with Florida State continues a scheduling trend for the Tigers that will see LSU play high-profile non-conference games for the remainder of the decade. LSU plays host to Texas in Tiger Stadium this year after traveling to face the Longhorns in 2019.

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