LSU adds Nicholls to 2024 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The LSU Tigers have added the Nicholls Colonels to their 2024 football schedule, the school announced on Wednesday.

LSU will host the Nicholls Colonels at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La., on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2024. The game will mark the first-ever meeting on the gridiron between the two state universities.

Nicholls State University, located in Thibodaux, La., is situated about 68.6 miles southeast of Louisiana State University. The Colonels compete in the Southland Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).

The announcement of the Nicholls contest was made in conjunction with the release of LSU’s SEC football opponents for the 2024 season, which will be the first as a 16-team league when Oklahoma and Texas join.

In SEC action in 2024, LSU will host Alabama, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, and Vanderbilt and will travel to Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina, and Texas A&M.

LSU is slated to open the 2024 season in the Vegas Kickoff Classic on Sunday, Sept. 1 against the USC Trojans at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. In other non-conference action, LSU will host the UCLA Bruins on Sept. 21 and the South Alabama Jaguars on Sept. 28.

LSU is the third scheduled non-conference opponent for Nicholls in 2024. The Colonels are slated to open the season at the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Aug. 31 and will also visit the Sacramento State Hornets on Sept 14.

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Let’s stick to an 8 game schedule because we can’t lose the option of having 3-4 free wins per season! Duh!

I honestly get tired of seeing games being scheduled like this. I know that Nicholls gets a big paycheck which in turn helps their facilities, and school in general, but coaches talk about wanting to play and go against the best teams week in and week out. Well, what’s the point of an at least top 25 LSU team going against an average Southland team that will finish 5-7 or 4-8? It doesn’t help much for either team, it’s just a tune up game for LSU, and it gets to me after a while.