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Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
LSU announced Tuesday that they will open the 2027 college football season vs. Houston at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Per LSUSports.net:
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BATON ROUGE – LSU will open the 2027 football season in the Texas Kickoff against the University of Houston at NRG Stadium in downtown Houston, the Lone Star Sports & Entertainment Group announced on Tuesday.

The game will be played on Labor Day Weekend and will be televised on one of the ESPN platforms.

“The city of Houston and the entire area of southeast Texas continues to be vital to the success of LSU, not only our football program, but the entire university,” LSU coach Brian Kelly said. “With more LSU alumni in that region than any other location outside of the state of Louisiana, it’s important that we have a strong presence in this area and this season-opening matchup will certainly enhance and strengthen the LSU brand in the state of Texas.”

The Houston contest will mark LSU’s third appearance in the Texas Kickoff with other games coming against Wisconsin in 2014 and BYU in 2016. The BYU contest was moved to the Superdome due to flooding in Houston the week leading up to the game.

“It’s always exciting when our football program gets the opportunity to compete in Texas, where so many LSU fans and alumni reside,” LSU Director of Athletics Scott Woodward said. “We know our supporters will be just as excited to cheer on the Tigers to kick off the 2027 season, and we look forward to a memorable contest.” Read more.
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Barbellthor17 months
Nice, a week 0 cupcake.
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ThatTahoeOverThere17 months
Texans?
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Tiger2tiger9717 months
They probably went with Houston bc the sec will probably go to 9 conference games by then.
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cayenne17 months
Was Baylor, TCU, Texas Tech, SMU, and the Texas State Fighting Armadillos all busy that day?
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VooDude17 months
Very smart move, dipshits. Good recruiting strat to attract eastern Texas talent as Houston inevitably gains prominence with the territory/Big 12 join.
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ce schwartz17 months
Agreed
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Hate bust your bubble, but by the time Houston joins the Big12, they will no longer be considered a Power5 conference. Much like the old Big East/AAC. So no prominence will be gained by them with the move. Also, if they need to beat Houston in Houston to gain inroads into Houston in 2027 and beyond,then something has gone terribly between now and then.
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Texas Weazel17 months
Why is LSU giving Houston a glorified home game? This is like playing UAB in Birmingham. This is pathetic.
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LSUfourLife17 months
Very happy about this.
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Mr Happy17 months
Trap game.
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milton0117 months
Houston??
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LSUsince7417 months
Well 1 natty
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LSUsince7417 months
We will already won 2 nattys before this kickoff starts under BK
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jbird717 months
Let me guess, a 9pm ET kickoff……gay
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Cracker17 months
K
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bapple17 months
BYU was the opener in 2017, not 2016. 2016 was the abomination of an offensive performance in Green Bay
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Lake Vegas Tiger17 months
Yawn….
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Tchefuncte Tiger17 months
Enough with these asinine neutral site games!
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Tigers4Lyfe17 months
He just told you why it benefits LSU and you still continue to shite on it. Did you even read?
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Solo Cam17 months
That's shitty. I already hate neutral site games but fricking UH? Really?
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TGK4LSU17 months
NRG Stadium is not in downtown Houston.
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KillTheGophers17 months
WTH?
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LSU FSU Grad17 months
Horrible! Just horrible! On national TV as likely the only game on and a big payday with a game in a rich recruiting area? That's just horrible! SMH
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