LSU will host Florida State in 2022 season opener in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome


 LSU is set to host Florida State in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to kick off the 2022 season, the school announced Tuesday.

The game is set to be played on Sunday, Sept. 4, and the Tigers and Seminoles will open the following season with a Labor Day weekend matchiup at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.

"Our team looks forward to playing Florida State to open the 2022 and 2023 seasons," LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said in a new release. "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 2022 meeting between LSU and Florida State will be the teams’ first contest since 1991 when the Seminoles posted a 27-16 win in Tiger Stadium. The Tigers are 2-7 all-time against Florida State.

The Sugar Bowl is set to serve as host of the 2022 matchup and the Bowl’s officials are excited to land to high profile programs for the matchup.

“We’ve been working on this for a few years,” said Sugar Bowl CEO Jeff Hundley in a news release. “The stakes are high, but with LSU and FSU we have two nationally-recognized programs within driving distance of New Orleans. We’re expecting a big and enthusiastic crowd here for Labor Day Weekend in 2022. It should be fun.”

The series with Florida State continues a scheduling trend for LSU as they’ll open this coming season against Texas in Tiger Stadium. 

The Tigers also have home-and-home games scheduled with UCLA (2021 and 2024), Clemson (2025 and 2026), Oklahoma (2027 and 2028), and Arizona State (2029 and 2030).