Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

For Immediate Release - May 15, 2019


BATON ROUGE – LSU’s game against Texas on Saturday, September 7 in Austin will kickoff at 6:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on ABC as part of the network’s Saturday Night Football package, ESPN announced on Wednesday.

ABC’s Saturday Night Football is in its 14th season and feature’s one of college football’s marquee matchups each week during the season.

LSU and Texas will meet for the first time since the 2002 season when the teams squared off in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Texas won that game, 35-20.

The contest will also mark LSU’s first trip to Austin since 1954 when the Tigers opened the season against the Longhorns. LSU is 7-9-1 all-time against Texas.

Texas returns the game to Baton Rouge the following year when the teams meet in Tiger Stadium on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

LSU and Texas are both coming off New Year’s Six Bowl victories and are expected to be ranked among the Top 10 teams in the nation heading into the 2019 season.

The Tigers closed out the 2018 season by knocking off previously undefeated and eighth-ranked UCF, 40-32, in the Fiesta Bowl, while the Longhorns beat Georgia, 28-21 in the Sugar Bowl. Texas finished last year with a 10-4 record.

LSU goes into the 2019 season coming off a 10-3 record, a year in which the Tigers set a school record with four wins over Top 10 ranked teams.

LSU opens 2019 against Georgia Southern on August 31 in Tiger Stadium.

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Saw them motherfrickers off! I hope when they beat Texas, O meets Herman at midfield and points to his cheek for a kiss
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O should square up on Herman at midfield
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Going to be a tough game in a hostile environment. I'm thinking like the Fiesta UCF bowl game
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UCF fans are louder and have more heart.
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Hostile environment? Texas ain’t shit
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Time to show Herman who the real boss is. They definitely showed up against Gawgia though. Should be a good one.
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Texas played well against an unmotivated Georgia team in the Sugar Bowl. I don't see the Tigers being unmotivated in Austin. It will be a tough game, but the Tigers should win.
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By that same logic, we shouldn't have been motivated to play UCF then. UGA win was our marquee win for the season but b/c Texas beat them, they were unmotivated? lulz
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Texas also lost a good bit to the draft
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Hard to believe that in over 120 years of playing CFB, these two schools have only met 17 times. And two of those times in bowl games.
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FU Texas I hope Woodward has the balls to only allocate 2999 tickets to those arse hats
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Just take over the stadium baby. Roll in there 40000 deep.
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#pigfest2019 Baby!
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Not going to lie, I’m a bit worried about this game. I think we’re more talented, but this is going to be a tough one.
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If we set the tone ala Jarvis Landry vs Auburn 2011 or Michael Clayton vs Auburn 2003, I think we’ll kick the dog shite out of those pretenders though.
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That game will be electric
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I was hoping for 11 AM on Longhorn Network
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