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LSU Announces 2018 Football Schedule

Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
Assoc. Athletic Director/Communications

BATON ROUGE -- Home games against Alabama and Georgia along with a season-opening contest against Miami (Fla.) in Arlington, Texas, highlight LSU’s 2018 football schedule.

The Southeastern Conference released the 2018 schedules for all 14 league teams on Tuesday afternoon.

LSU returns to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on September 1st where the Tigers will open the season against Miami (Fla.). LSU plays its home opener the following week, hosting Southeastern Louisiana in Tiger Stadium on September 8th in what will be the first meeting between the teams since 1949.

The Tigers open conference play on Sept. 15 on the road at Auburn, followed by home games against Louisiana Tech and Ole Miss to round out the month of September.

After a road game at Florida on Oct. 6, LSU hosts Georgia and Mississippi State before an open date on Oct. 27.

The month of November begins with LSU hosting Alabama on Nov. 3. The Alabama game is followed by a road contest against Arkansas on the 10th, the home finale against Rice on the 17th and the regular season finale at Texas A&M on the 24th.

Notes on LSU’s 2018 Schedule

  • LSU will host Georgia in Tiger Stadium for the first time since 2008. LSU is 5-5-1 all-time against the Bulldogs in Tiger Stadium, which includes a 52-38 Georgia win in 2008.
  • LSU will face Miami (Fla.) in the regular season for the first time since 1988 when the Hurricanes beat the Tigers, 44-3, in Baton Rouge. LSU head coach Ed Orgeron was on the Miami staff for that 1988 game. LSU beat Miami (Fla.), 40-3, the last time the teams met, which came in the 2005 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta.
  • LSU and Rice meet for the time since 1995, when the Tigers posted a 52-7 win over the Owls for Homecoming in Tiger Stadium.
  • LSU plays Southeastern Louisiana for just the second time. The only other meeting between the schools located just 47 miles apart came in 1949 when LSU won 48-7 in Tiger Stadium.

2018 LSU Football Schedule
Sept. 1 vs. Miami (Fla.) (in Arlington, Texas)
Sept. 8 SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA
Sept. 15 at Auburn
Sept. 22 LOUISIANA TECH
Sept. 29 OLE MISS
Oct. 6 at Florida
Oct. 13 GEORGIA
Oct. 20 MISSISSIPPI STATE
Oct. 27 Open Date
Nov. 3 ALABAMA
Nov. 10 at Arkansas
Nov. 17 RICE
Nov. 24 at Texas A&M


2018 SEC Week-by-Week Schedule

Sept. 1
Alabama vs. Louisville (in Orlando)
Eastern Illinois at Arkansas
Auburn vs. Washington (in Atlanta)
Charleston Southern at Florida
Austin Peay at Georgia
Central Michigan at Kentucky
LSU vs. Miami (in Arlington)
Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech (in Houston)
Stephen F. Austin at Mississippi State
UT Martin at Missouri
Coastal Carolina at South Carolina
Tennessee vs. West Virginia (in Charlotte)
Northwestern State at Texas A&M
Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt

Sept. 8
Arkansas State at Alabama
Arkansas at Colorado State
Alabama State at Auburn
Kentucky at Florida
Southeastern Louisiana at LSU
Southern Illinois at Ole Miss
Mississippi State at Kansas State
Wyoming at Missouri
Georgia at South Carolina
East Tennessee State at Tennessee
Clemson at Texas A&M
Nevada at Vanderbilt

Sept. 15
North Texas at Arkansas
LSU at Auburn
Colorado State at Florida
Middle Tennessee at Georgia
Murray State at Kentucky
Alabama at Ole Miss
Louisiana-Lafayette at Mississippi State
Missouri at Purdue
Marshall at South Carolina
UTEP at Tennessee
Louisiana-Monroe at Texas A&M
Vanderbilt at Notre Dame

Sept. 22
Texas A&M at Alabama
Arkansas at Auburn
Mississippi State at Kentucky
Louisiana Tech at LSU
Kent State at Ole Miss
Georgia at Missouri
Florida at Tennessee
South Carolina at Vanderbilt

Sept. 29
Louisiana-Lafayette at Alabama
Arkansas vs. Texas A&M (in Arlington)
Southern Mississippi at Auburn
Tennessee at Georgia
South Carolina at Kentucky
Ole Miss at LSU
Florida at Mississippi State
Tennessee State at Vanderbilt

Oct. 6
Alabama at Arkansas
LSU at Florida
Vanderbilt at Georgia
Louisiana-Monroe at Ole Miss
Auburn at Mississippi State
Missouri at South Carolina
Kentucky at Texas A&M

Oct. 13
Missouri at Alabama
Ole Miss at Arkansas
Tennessee at Auburn
Georgia at LSU
Texas A&M at South Carolina
Florida at Vanderbilt

Oct. 20
Tulsa at Arkansas
Vanderbilt at Kentucky
Mississippi State at LSU
Auburn at Ole Miss
Memphis at Missouri
Alabama at Tennessee

Oct. 27
Vanderbilt at Arkansas
Florida vs. Georgia (in Jacksonville)
Texas A&M at Mississippi State
Kentucky at Missouri
Tennessee at South Carolina

Nov. 3
Texas A&M at Auburn
Missouri at Florida
Georgia at Kentucky
Alabama at LSU
South Carolina at Ole Miss
Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State
UNC-Charlotte at Tennessee

Nov. 10
Mississippi State at Alabama
LSU at Arkansas
South Carolina at Florida
Auburn at Georgia
Vanderbilt at Missouri
Kentucky at Tennessee
Ole Miss at Texas A&M

Nov. 17
Citadel at Alabama
Liberty at Auburn
Idaho at Florida
UMass at Georgia
Middle Tennessee at Kentucky
Rice at LSU
Arkansas at Mississippi State
UT-Chattanooga at South Carolina
Missouri at Tennessee
UAB at Texas A&M
Ole Miss at Vanderbilt

Nov. 22 (Thursday)
Mississippi State at Ole Miss

Nov. 24
Auburn at Alabama
Florida at Florida State
Georgia Tech at Georgia
Kentucky at Louisville
Arkansas at Missouri
South Carolina at Clemson
LSU at Texas A&M
Tennessee at Vanderbilt

Dec. 1
SEC Football Championship (in Atlanta)


2018 SEC Football Schedule – Team-by-Team

ALABAMA
Sept. 1 vs. Louisville (Orlando)
Sept. 8 ARKANSAS STATE
Sept. 15 at Ole Miss
Sept. 22 TEXAS A&M
Sept. 29 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE
Oct. 6 at Arkansas
Oct. 13 MISSOURI
Oct. 20 at Tennessee
Oct. 27 Open Date
Nov. 3 at LSU
Nov. 10 MISSISSIPPI STATE
Nov. 17 CITADEL
Nov. 24 AUBURN

ARKANSAS
Sept. 1 EASTERN ILLINOIS
Sept. 8 at Colorado State
Sept. 15 NORTH TEXAS
Sept. 22 at Auburn
Sept. 29 vs. Texas A&M (Arlington)
Oct. 6 ALABAMA
Oct. 13 OLE MISS
Oct. 20 TULSA
Oct. 27 VANDERBILT
Nov. 3 Open Date
Nov. 10 LSU
Nov. 17 at Mississippi State
Nov. 24 at Missouri

AUBURN
Sept. 1 vs. Washington (Atlanta)
Sept. 8 ALABAMA STATE
Sept. 15 LSU
Sept. 22 ARKANSAS
Sept. 29 SOUTHERN MISS
Oct. 6 at Mississippi State
Oct. 13 TENNESSEE
Oct. 20 at Ole Miss
Oct. 27 Open Date
Nov. 3 TEXAS A&M
Nov. 10 at Georgia
Nov. 17 LIBERTY
Nov. 24 at Alabama

FLORIDA
Sept. 1 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Sept. 8 KENTUCKY
Sept. 15 COLORADO STATE
Sept. 22 at Tennessee
Sept. 29 at Mississippi State
Oct. 6 LSU
Oct. 13 at Vanderbilt
Oct. 20 Open Date
Oct. 27 vs. Georgia (Jacksonville)
Nov. 3 MISSOURI
Nov. 10 SOUTH CAROLINA
Nov. 17 IDAHO
Nov. 24 at Florida State

GEORGIA
Sept. 1 AUSTIN PEAY
Sept. 8 at South Carolina
Sept. 15 MIDDLE TENNESSEE
Sept. 22 at Missouri
Sept. 29 TENNESSEE
Oct. 6 VANDERBILT
Oct. 13 at LSU
Oct. 20 Open Date
Oct. 27 vs. Florida (Jacksonville)
Nov. 3 at Kentucky
Nov. 10 AUBURN
Nov. 17 UMASS
Nov. 24 GEORGIA TECH

KENTUCKY
Sept. 1 CENTRAL MICHIGAN
Sept. 8 at Florida
Sept. 15 MURRAY STATE
Sept. 22 MISSISSIPPI STATE
Sept. 29 SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 6 at Texas A&M
Oct. 13 Open Date
Oct. 20 VANDERBILT
Oct. 27 at Missouri
Nov. 3 GEORGIA
Nov. 10 at Tennessee
Nov. 17 MIDDLE TENNESSEE
Nov. 24 at Louisville

LSU
Sept. 1 vs. Miami (Arlington)
Sept. 8 SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA
Sept. 15 at Auburn
Sept. 22 LOUISIANA TECH
Sept. 29 OLE MISS
Oct. 6 at Florida
Oct. 13 GEORGIA
Oct. 20 MISSISSIPPI STATE
Oct. 27 Open Date
Nov. 3 ALABAMA
Nov. 10 at Arkansas
Nov. 17 RICE
Nov. 24 at Texas A&M

OLE MISS
Sept. 1 vs. Texas Tech (Houston)*
Sept. 8 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
Sept. 15 ALABAMA
Sept. 22 KENT STATE
Sept. 29 at LSU
Oct. 6 LOUISIANA-MONROE
Oct. 13 at Arkansas
Oct. 20 AUBURN
Oct. 27 Open Date
Nov. 3 SOUTH CAROLINA
Nov. 10 at Texas A&M
Nov. 17 at Vanderbilt
Nov. 22 (Thu.) MISSISSIPPI STATE
*date subject to change

MISSISSIPPI STATE
Sept. 1 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Sept. 8 at Kansas State
Sept. 15 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE
Sept. 22 at Kentucky
Sept. 29 FLORIDA
Oct. 6 AUBURN
Oct. 13 Open Date
Oct. 20 at LSU
Oct. 27 TEXAS A&M
Nov. 3 LOUISIANA TECH
Nov. 10 at Alabama
Nov. 17 ARKANSAS
Nov. 22 (Thu.) at Ole Miss

MISSOURI
Sept. 1 UT MARTIN
Sept. 8 WYOMING
Sept. 15 at Purdue
Sept. 22 GEORGIA
Sept. 29 Open Date
Oct. 6 at South Carolina
Oct. 13 at Alabama
Oct. 20 MEMPHIS
Oct. 27 KENTUCKY
Nov. 3 at Florida
Nov. 10 VANDERBILT
Nov. 17 at Tennessee
Nov. 24 ARKANSAS

SOUTH CAROLINA
Sept. 1 COASTAL CAROLINA
Sept. 8 GEORGIA
Sept. 15 MARSHALL
Sept. 22 at Vanderbilt
Sept. 29 at Kentucky
Oct. 6 MISSOURI
Oct. 13 TEXAS A&M
Oct. 20 Open Date
Oct. 27 TENNESSEE
Nov. 3 at Ole Miss
Nov. 10 at Florida
Nov. 17 UT-CHATTANOOGA
Nov. 24 at Clemson

TENNESSEE
Sept. 1 vs. West Virginia (Charlotte)
Sept. 8 EAST TENNESSEE STATE
Sept. 15 UTEP
Sept. 22 FLORIDA
Sept. 29 at Georgia
Oct. 6 Open Date
Oct. 13 at Auburn
Oct. 20 ALABAMA
Oct. 27 at South Carolina
Nov. 3 UNC-CHARLOTTE
Nov. 10 KENTUCKY
Nov. 17 MISSOURI
Nov. 24 at Vanderbilt

TEXAS A&M
Sept. 1 NORTHWESTERN STATE
Sept. 8 CLEMSON
Sept. 15 LOUISIANA-MONROE
Sept. 22 at Alabama
Sept. 29 vs. Arkansas (Arlington)
Oct. 6 KENTUCKY
Oct. 13 at South Carolina
Oct. 20 Open Date
Oct. 27 at Mississippi State
Nov. 3 at Auburn
Nov. 10 OLE MISS
Nov. 17 UAB
Nov. 24 LSU

VANDERBILT
Sept. 1 MIDDLE TENNESSEE
Sept. 8 NEVADA
Sept. 15 at Notre Dame
Sept. 22 SOUTH CAROLINA
Sept. 29 TENNESSEE STATE
Oct. 6 at Georgia
Oct. 13 FLORIDA
Oct. 20 at Kentucky
Oct. 27 at Arkansas
Nov. 3 Open Date
Nov. 10 at Missouri
Nov. 17 OLE MISS
Nov. 24 TENNESSEE

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