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It was announced Tuesday afternoon that LSU will host Army Westpoint at Tiger Stadium on October 21, 2023. Per LSUSports.net:
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LSU ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

For Immediate Release - August 28, 2018

LSU TO HOST ARMY IN TIGER STADIUM IN 2023


BATON ROUGE – LSU is bringing another high-profile opponent to Tiger Stadium as the Tigers will host Army West Point on October 21, 2023, vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva announced on Tuesday.

The 2023 contest against Army will mark only the second time LSU has faced a United States Military Academy in football. LSU and Army met in 1931 in West Point, New York with the Black Knights posting a 20-0 win over the Tigers.

“Hosting Army at Tiger Stadium is an honor for us in any sport,” said Alleva. “We have the utmost respect for those cadets and their commitment to our nation’s freedom. Playing the Black Knights in Death Valley will be an unbelievable event for our fans and our players.”

Current Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is a graduate of Army as he earned his degree from the United States Military Academy in West Point in 1988.

“I am looking forward to welcoming my fellow Black Knights down to Baton Rouge in 2023,” Governor Edwards said. “Both schools have helped shape who I am today, and it will be exciting to see them face off in Tiger Stadium. As for who I’ll be rooting for, I can guarantee you I’ll be supporting the winning team regardless of the outcome.”

The announcement of the Army contest continues LSU’s trend of bringing high-profile FBS opponents to Tiger Stadium. In the next decade, LSU will host Texas, UCLA, Clemson, Oklahoma and Arizona State in Tiger Stadium.

Earlier this month when LSU announced a home-and-home series with Clemson, Alleva said, “We are working to continue growing this list. It’s a balance with neutral site games, and we’re very pleased with the progress we’ve made.”

Army, an FBS Independent, is one of the winningest programs in the college football history with 681 victories. The Black Knight claimed three consecutive national titles in the 1940s and have produced three Heisman Trophy Winners, including Peter Dawkins, who won the award the year prior to Billy Cannon claiming honor in 1959. Overall, Army has 27 former players and coaches enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame.
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Ghost of Colby66 months
After 92 years, LSU will finally get a chance to even their record against Army.
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BugaBadger66 months
I wouldn’t mind some military appreciation unis for this game
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Wild Thang66 months
I can dig it!
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Old66 months
God Bless Ike, McArthur, Patton,
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GeauxtigersMs3666 months
That will be cool to see the cadets experiencing tailgating at its finest. Well what Alleva will allow
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LSUDAN166 months
About time. Rather see our military schools in Tiger Stadium vs. ULL.
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geaux8866 months
Mixed emotions; dad and I are retired and former (respectively) Army officers from LSU, and my big bro is a West Point grad also retired. I love both institutions with all my heart and will be cheering both on. Of course, I hope for an LSU victory...I honestly can't say if dad will still be around in 2023, but I'm sure by brother and I will have a wonderful time.....
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SwampBandit66 months
Thank ya'll for ya'lls services and fighting for us to have the freedom we have!
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LanTheBuilder66 months
This is great. There will always be some cupcakes. Happy to see Army come to BR.
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eetiger66 months
I was in the US Navy and I can guarantee you that if they were playing LSU in Tiger Stadium I will be pulling for LSU 100%. Navy is my second favorite team that I pull for.
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