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LSU Schedules Season Openers Vs. Florida State for ‘22/23

Tigers and Noles will meet at home-ish neutral sites.

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl - LSU v Oklahoma Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The good news: LSU and Florida State will meet to open the 2022 and 2023 seasons. The bad news: neither game will be on campus.

The Tigers and Seminoles will exchange close-to-home neutral site openers at the Superdome in New Orleans and Camping World Stadium in Orlando over Labor Day weekend on both days.

“Our team looks forward to playing Florida State to open the 2022 and 2023 seasons,” LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said. “To play a traditional power like Florida State is a challenge that excites our team. Playing in New Orleans and Orlando is a great opportunity for us to showcase to recruits the LSU program. We look forward to playing anyone, anywhere at any time.”

Per the official LSU release. Both games will be played on Sunday, with the ‘22 matchup set for Sept. 4 and the ‘23 game in Orlando to take place on Sept. 3.

Ultimately, given that the choice was to either play this series at neutral sites or not play it at all, it’s still a good thing overall. That said, and this series will hit in the middle of a run of home-and-home games with UCLA and Clemson. So it kind of sticks out like a sore thumb.

Still, a game in NOLA is always fun, amirite?