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It was announced Thursday that LSU's season-opener against UCLA at the Rose Bowl will be televised on FOX and will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. CT.

The Tigers week 2 matchup vs. McNeese and week 3 vs. Central Michigan will also kickoff in primetime at Tiger Stadium. Per

BATON ROUGE – LSU's season-opener against UCLA at the Rose Bowl will be televised on FOX and will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. CT, the Southeastern Conference announced on Thursday.

The UCLA contest will be the first matchup on the gridiron between the programs, and it will also mark the first contest for the Tigers in the historic Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

In week 2, LSU hosts McNeese for its home opener at 7 p.m. CT on the ESPN+/SEC Network+. The Cowboys are coached by former LSU assistant Frank Wilson and feature Cody Orgeron, the son of LSU head coach Ed Orgeron, as their starting quarterback. The McNeese game will be the third meeting between the programs.

In week 3, the Tigers will host Central Michigan at 6:30 p.m. CT on the SEC Network. It will be the first meeting between the Tigers and Chippewas in football. Central Michigan is coached by former Florida head coach Jim McElwain.

To learn more about LSU Football season ticket opportunities, contact the LSU Athletics Ticket Office at (225) 578-0100.

The SEC announced kickoff times and television assignments for the first three weeks of the season. Television plans and kickoff times for the remaining weeks will be announced as the season progresses.

The SEC Championship Game will be televised on CBS at 3 p.m. CT on Dec. 4 in Atlanta.

More About SEC Football on ESPN+
A number of non-conference games, but no more than one per year per school, will appear on ESPN+ as part of the SEC's recently announced media rights agreement with The Walt Disney Company. The home institution has the benefit of determining the start time in a non-exclusive broadcast window for all games carried on a digital platform. This year, those contests will also air on the SEC Network+ digital platform. Both streams are accessible in the ESPN app via connected devices. Nine such contests will air the opening three weeks of the 2021 season, with additional games to be added throughout the season via the normal in-season selection process.

2021 LSU Football Schedule

Date Opponent Kickoff* TV
Sept. 4 at UCLA, 7:30 p.m., FOX
Sept. 11 McNeese, 7 p.m., ESPN+/SECN+
Sept. 18 Central Michigan, 6:30 p.m., SEC Network
Sept. 25 at Mississippi State
Oct. 2 Auburn
Oct. 9 at Kentucky
Oct. 16 Florida
Oct. 23 at Ole Miss
Oct. 30 Open
Nov. 6 at Alabama
Nov. 13 Arkansas
Nov. 20 Louisiana-Monroe
Nov. 27 Texas A&M

* All times Central and subject to change
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This looks like the beginning of paying to watch the Tigers play.
Reply26 days
No just the first
Reply27 days
We get to play two Bears teams... UCLA and the Ole Miss Bears ( should just change name back to Rebels like what’s written all over front of baseball uniforms)
Reply27 days
This means Gus Johnson is calling the game. He’s a lot of fun if you’re winning and completely insufferable if you’re losing. Let’s hope we come locked and loaded or get that mute button ready.
Reply27 days
Wow. I did not know that the shark humper was coming back week 3
Reply27 days
Is this the ESPN that you have to subscribe separately for, or the one you can stream for free if you have a cable package with ESPN?
Reply27 days
You have to subscribe to espn+ sec+ is free on roku if you have espn on cable or satellite.
27 days
Can we stop the bye before bama at some point?
Reply27 days
Make your case and we will consider it.
27 days
Yeah... I'd rather see it against UF or A&M this year
27 days
the bye isn’t the reason we’ve lost 9 of the last 10
26 days
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