Football Season Opener Set for Primetime Kickoff
Assoc. Athletic Director/Communications
BATON ROUGE – LSU's season-opener against Wisconsin on Aug. 30 at NRG Stadium in Houston will kickoff at 8 p.m. CT and will be televised by ESPN, the Southeastern Conference and the television network announced on Wednesday.
The matchup between the SEC and Big Ten powerhouses will take place in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff in what will be LSU’s first game in NRG Stadium (formerly Reliant Stadium). LSU will be making its first appearance in Houston for a football game since 1983 when the Tigers beat Rice, 24-10.
The Wisconsin contest will mark LSU’s first game against the Badgers since 1972 when the Tigers posted a 27-7 win in Tiger Stadium. LSU is 2-0 against Wisconsin with the other win coming in 1971 by a 38-28 count at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisc.
ESPN's 2014 Neutral Site Opening Weekend Schedule (as of April 16)
Date Time (CT) Game Network
Thu, Aug 28
7 p.m. Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game: Boise State vs. Ole Miss ESPN
Sat, Aug 30
7:30 a.m. 2014 Croke Park Classic: Penn State vs. No. 24 Central Florida ESPN2
2:30 p.m. Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game: West Virginia vs. No. 2 Alabama ABC and ESPN2
7 p.m. Cowboys Classic: No. 1 Florida State vs. Oklahoma State ABC
8 p.m. AdvoCare Texas Kickoff: No. 14 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 LSU