LSU to Play TCU in Home-and-Home Starting in 2013
LSU Sports Interactive
BATON ROUGE -- Renewing a colorful series that dates back to 1931, LSU and TCU will play a home-and-home football series in 2013 and 2014, the schools announced Friday.
The teams will meet first in Baton Rouge on September 7, 2013, and then LSU will travel to TCU the following year on September 6, 2014.
The 2013 game will be the first meeting of the schools since 1968. LSU leads the series 5-2-1.
Although the schools have not played often, the series is rich with history. LSU and TCU first met in the opening game of the 1931 season, a 3-0 Tiger loss on the road. The next week the Tigers came home to play its first-ever night game in Tiger Stadium.
Following the 1935 season, LSU faced TCU in the Tigers' first bowl game. Sammy Baugh led TCU to a 3-2 win over the Tigers in the 1936 Sugar Bowl. LSU's only score in that game came when Gaynell “Gus” Tinsley forced Baugh to throw an incomplete pass in the end zone.
The Tigers would win the next five games in the series, all in Baton Rouge, including a 14-0 win in 1943 paced by Steve Van Buren, and a 10-0 victory by Billy Cannon's 1959 squad. LSU would also win 5-0 in 1962 and 28-14 in 1963.
LSU's 10-7 win in 1968 helped the Tigers reached the first Peach Bowl that season, and is particularly unique because TCU was designated as a conference opponent for that one game by the Southeastern Conference office that year.
LSU is currently finalizing its 2006 football schedule which will be announced soon.