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LSU adds Troy to 2017 schedule


Agreements with North Carolina State and Georgia Southern already signed, LSU had one-half of its 2017 nonconference schedule locked in.  After today, that percentage has jumped to three-quarters.

In a press release, Troy announced that the football team will travel to Baton Rouge, La., on Sept. 30, 2017, for a game against LSU in Tiger Stadium.

The two programs have met two times previously, with the Tigers claiming wins both times: 24-20 in 2004 and 40-31 in 2008.  As the school noted in its release, however, the Trojans held leads in the fourth quarter of both games.

In addition to the LSU one-off game, Troy will also commence a home-and-home series with Boise State in 2017.

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12 Responses to “LSU adds Troy to 2017 schedule”
  1. watchfullhose says: Sep 6, 2013 8:48 PM


  2. southernpatriots says: Sep 6, 2013 9:24 PM

    LSU has one of the hardest in-conference schedules in college football.

    In addition, they have scheduled the following marquee non-conference games:

    2014: Wisconsin at Houston
    2015: ?
    2016: Wisconsin at Green Bay
    2017: ?
    2018: Oklahoma at Norman
    2019: Oklahoma at Baton Rouge
    2020: ?

    LSU is hoping certain PAC12 teams respond favorably to an invitation for 2015, 2017, and/or 2020. Also, I am personally hoping several Big 10 teams will do the same, including a home and home with Michigan.

    Allons les Tigres! Geaux Tigers!

  3. barkleyblows says: Sep 6, 2013 9:33 PM

    Teh.. Let’s not get carried away with that Wesconsen series. Easy win for LSU.

  4. thegonz13 says: Sep 6, 2013 9:43 PM

    OK, so we know which cream puffs are lined up for bodybag matches four years from now. Yipppeeee!

  5. Deb says: Sep 6, 2013 10:22 PM

    @southernpatriots …

    What is the Wisconsin at Houston game? Will that be at the Texans’ stadium? Bama usually opens in Atlanta and opened last season in Jerry’s World. I assume those are big moneymakers for the schools. What does Houston offer for LSU/Wisconsin?

  6. southernpatriots says: Sep 6, 2013 10:51 PM


    Houston is a recruiting area for LSU. Most LSU players come from Louisiana, but second most from Texas. Venue: Reliant Stadium

    Green Bay: Lambeau Field

    LSU played in Arlington this season at Jerry’s v. TCU. Dallas area is another recruiting area for LSU.

  7. Deb says: Sep 6, 2013 11:54 PM

    @southernpatriots …

    Oh, I didn’t even realize this year’s game was at Jerry’s World. Only got to see part of that game. Thanks for the info. Was thinking these games were primarily about $$ and ceremony. Hadn’t considered the recruiting aspect.

  8. normtide says: Sep 7, 2013 1:12 AM

    They are largely about recruiting. That’s why Bama loves starting the season off in Atlanta.

  9. 1509lucky says: Sep 7, 2013 2:23 AM

    I thought the New Playoff Format was supposed to do away with Creampuff scheduling?

  10. alligatorsnapper says: Sep 7, 2013 3:59 AM

    I thought the same, but apparently schedule one bigger game in the out of conference slots and then schedule others. If the emphasis changes it is fairly easy to get out of the scheduled game with others, just pay them $1 million or so and they are happy and schedule the bigger game. LSU has already done that before with Oregon.

  11. dcroz says: Sep 7, 2013 8:46 AM

    John Taylor: “Agreements with North Carolina State and Georgia Southern already signed, LSU had one-half of its 2017 nonconference schedule locked in. After today, that percentage has jumped to three-quarters.”

    Actually, there’s a really good chance that LSU’s 2017 non-conference schedule is 100% locked in. There is growing belief that the SEC will go to a nine-game conference schedule starting in 2016. Wish they would do so earlier, but we’ll just have to wait a few more seasons.

  12. alligatorsnapper says: Sep 7, 2013 4:07 PM

    I think you are correct about the 2016 nine-game conference schedule. I think Slive wants it as soon as possible and that appears to be the soonest it is possible.

    I don’t think “locked in” will mean it is a permanent schedule. They will back out of the contract or agreement with a payment. LSU is really committed to scheduling one marquee opponent for an OOC game each season, as Slive wants all SEC teams to do in the next few years, as well as expand to a 9 game SEC schedule. LSU will really work on getting flexibility in the inter-division games by then as well.

    Since I don’t yet see a marquee 2017 OOC opponent, LSU will likely bump one scheduled opponent when a marquee opponent comes on board. Some schools do not make those agreements until they have determined it is the best game and/or money they can get. So it is possible yet that a PAC12 or B1G school may well come forward for one neutral or a home and home.

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