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LSU announced Thursday that the Tigers will kickoff the 2017 season against BYU in Houston, TX at NRG Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 2.

This will be the first ever meeting between the two schools and LSU's second appearance in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff. Per LSUSports.net:

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“We are excited about the opportunity to return to Houston for the 2017 season opener against BYU,” said Joe Alleva, LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics. “We opened the 2014 season against Wisconsin in NRG Stadium and the turnout and response from our fans far exceeded our expectations.

“Houston is a great city with a huge LSU alumni base and NRG Stadium continues to be one of the great venues for football. We look forward to opening the 2017 season against BYU in Houston in what should be another great start to the football season.”
After the BYU game in Houston, LSU will return home to face Syracuse the following weekend in Tiger Stadium.
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22 Comments
So we have to play a mid-major team at a neutral site lol
Reply75 months
Well considering we've only played 8 home games 5 times ever and never during an odd numbered year, I'm going to assume you're all just whiny old dudes.
Reply75 months
Joe Alleva has got to go. This neutral site game crap is worthless!
Reply75 months
How about 3 neutral site games....in Houston vs. SHSU, in Dallas vs. No. TX and Atl. vs. App St. ? As a longtime season ticket holder I'd be OK with that OOC schedule. It's just great for LSU fans out of state, great for the all important "road game" for recruitng purposes and leaves a great OOC game for Tiger Stadium !!
Reply75 months
Awesome I hate going to games in Tiger Stadium :sarcasm:
Reply75 months
wish we could get good OOC games in Baton Rouge =(
Reply75 months
wish we could get good OOC games in Baton Rouge =(
Reply75 months
TAF should prorate the tradition fund for season tickets on years we lose a home game in Tiger Stadium
Reply75 months
"not overly pleased but let's face it we're not ready to open the season against a marquee opponent -"

You can see 3 years into the future?
Reply75 months
"Another reason why I will be selling my season tickets this year. "

That sucks for you
Reply75 months
BYU and Syracuse is better than most of the SEC West will face OOC that year.
Reply75 months
Maybe we will have a DC by then.
Reply75 months
Another reason why I will be selling my season tickets this year. Tired of the state of Texas having better non-conference LSU games instead of Tiger Stadium.
Reply75 months
Guess we will never see 8 home games again.
Reply75 months
Great. Another loss to an overrated religious school, as long as Less is in charge. Makes it easy to tell the poor students. "No" when the Alumni Association has them call the house, though!
Reply75 months
not overly pleased but let's face it we're not ready to open the season against a marquee opponent - this is a winnable game & combined w/ the Syracuse game the following week it should provide solid prep for the conference schedule
Reply75 months
Great. Even our scheduling is on the decline
Reply75 months
I would like to see LSU do away with the neutral site games as well.
Reply75 months
Make the neutral site games stop. Make them stop.
Reply75 months
Great! Look forward to playing the Mormom Thugs-R-Us U!
Reply75 months
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