LSU may have reached the mountaintop of college football but that doesn’t mean the Tigers plan to be taking it easy any time soon.

On Tuesday, LSU announced an interesting two-game nonconference series against Florida State beginning in 2022 when the two programs will meet in Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The game will be the season opener for both programs.

The first game in the series is set to be played on Sunday, Sept. 4.

The next game in the series will be played the following season, in 2023, on Labor Day weekend on Sunday, Sept. 3, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.

Following this news, LSU shared the following prepared statement from Ed Orgeron:

“Our team looks forward to playing Florida State to open the 2022 and 2023 seasons. 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.”

The Tigers are 2-7 all-time against Florida State. In the previous matchup between the two programs, FSU won 27-16 in Tiger Stadium back in 1991.

Following this news, here’s a look at some of the marque nonconference games on LSU’s schedule:

  • vs. Texas in 2020
  • at UCLA in 2021
  • vs. FSU (in New Orleans) in 2022
  • vs. FSU (in Orlando) in 2023
  • vs. UCLA in 2024
  • at Clemson in 2025
  • vs. Clemson in 2026
  • at Oklahoma in 2027
  • vs. Oklahoma in 2028
  • vs. Arizona State in 2029
  • at Arizona State in 2030