LSU, TCU to open 2013 season in Cowboys Classic

By Kevin Kelley -
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LSU will face TCU at Cowboys Stadium in 2013. (Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE)

LSU and TCU will face off in the 2013 Cowboys Classic at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, both schools announced this afternoon. The game will be played on Saturday, Aug. 31 and will be televised by ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.

The season-opener next season will be the ninth meeting between LSU and TCU. LSU leads the overall series 5-2-1, but the two schools haven’t played since 1968.

As part of the game contract, LSU and TCU will play this game only and will not complete the home-and-home series they initially agreed to back in 2006. LSU was set to host TCU on Sept. 7, 2013 and then travel to face the Horned Frogs on Sept. 6, 2014.

LSU still needs one more non-conference game on their 2013 schedule. The Tigers are also slated to host UAB on Sept. 14 and Furman on Oct. 26.

TCU was previously scheduled to open the 2013 season vs. Southeastern Louisiana on Aug. 31. A new date for that game is to be determined. The Horned Frogs are also set to host SMU on Sept. 28.

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Comments (4)

Great opportunity for the Frogs, and a nice gesture to get a major non-conference game so close to home. Hate the Cowboys, but props to Jerry Jones for understanding the value of these kickoff classics for college football.

TCU returns almost everyone. Only 4 starting seniors on the team. TCU will still be young next year, as there are like 27 Freshmen/RS Freshmen on the 2 deep and only 20% of the total roster is juniors and seniors. Advantage LSU.

Problem with LSU is you never know how many of those guys jump ship. There are usually a few lower classmen that go into the draft early with a wide variety of success. While LSU and Alabama normally reload, that is not always the case, and player chemistry occasionally sabotages the new team with so many 4 and 5 star guys trying to get personal highlights when the game cameras are actually on them.