LSU to host Southern in 2022, Grambling State in 2023

By Kevin Kelley -

The LSU Tigers have added the Southern Jaguars and the Grambling State Tigers to their future football schedules, the school announced on Monday.

LSU will host Southern at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La., on Sept. 10, 2022. Grambling State will visit Tiger Stadium the following season on Sept. 9, 2023.

“This is an incredible opportunity to join our fan bases of these historic Louisiana institutions and championship programs,” LSU athletic director Scott Woodward said. “These dates will be days to celebrate not only football, but the state of Louisiana and all of our people. It’s time and we are all proud to be a part of it.”

LSU has never played Southern or Grambling State in football. Southern and Grambling State are both members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).

“We are excited to announce our games against Southern and Grambling in the future,” LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said. “We have a great relationship with all universities in our state. It is important to LSU to have a great relationship with all of the universities in our state.”

The addition of Southern and Grambling completes LSU’s non-conference schedules for both the 2022 and 2023 seasons. LSU is scheduled to open the 2022 season against Florida State at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. on Sunday, Sept. 4. The Tigers will also host New Mexico (Sept. 24; moved from Sept. 10) and UAB (Nov. 19) at Tiger Stadium.

LSU also opens the 2023 season against Florida State on a Sunday (Sept. 3), but this time at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. The Tigers are also slated to host Army (Oct. 21) and Georgia State (Nov. 18) in Baton Rouge.

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Comments (3)

Did they schedule these with the purpose of bring the southern and grambling bands to tiger stadium

Really disappinting to see how LSU never played Southern and Grambling in their heyday but then again,we know why they didn’t,don’t we?
The Bayou Tigers may win the football games but Southern and Grambling’s band will dominate the music side of things.
I hope it won’t take another 70-80 years for another game.

Yes, they have such a great relationship with all the universities yet they can’t be bothered to play Tulane at least on a semi-regular basis.