LSU adds Western Kentucky to 2025 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The LSU Tigers have added the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers to their 2025 football schedule, FBSchedules.com has learned.

A copy of the football game contract was obtained from Louisiana State University via a state public records request.

LSU will host Western Kentucky at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La., on Nov. 22, 2025. The Tigers will pay the Hilltoppers a $1.8 million guarantee for the game, according to the copy of the contract.

LSU and Western Kentucky have met twice on the gridiron. The Tigers defeated the Hilltoppers in each contest, 42-9 in 2011 and 48-20 in 2015, both in Baton Rouge.

Western Kentucky is the second non-conference opponent scheduled for LSU in 2025. The Tigers are scheduled to open the season at Clemson on Aug. 30, which is the first game of a home-and-home series that concludes in Baton Rouge on Sept. 5, 2026.

In SEC action in 2025, LSU is scheduled to host Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, and Texas A&M and travel to Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss.

Western Kentucky has tentatively completed their non-conference schedule for 2025 with the addition of LSU. The Hilltoppers are also scheduled to host Cincinnati on Sept. 20 and travel to take on Liberty on Sept. 13 and Toledo on a date to be determined (previously scheduled for Sept. 13).

LSU is currently scheduled to open the 2020 season on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Tiger Stadium against the UTSA Roadrunners. Western Kentucky is scheduled to open their season on the same date at home against the Chattanooga Mocs.

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