The 2022 season is just beginning and LSU football has gotten off to a 2-1 start. The Tigers don’t exactly have the regular hype around them this year, but with an entirely new staff at the helm, they’re an exciting team to keep an eye on at the moment. Regardless, it’s just good to have our beloved Saturday nights in Death Valley back after a long wait.
The expected downturn in results as the year progresses has some fans looking into the future though. Brian Kelly and his coaches have already made progress with this program. The thoughts of what this team can do when given some time have many excited about 2023 and beyond.
LSU football: The Tigers officially release their full 2023 schedule
Luckily, next season seems to be right around the corner, especially with the Southeastern Conference needing to stay in the news with a midweek information dump. The SEC released its full slate of 2023 football games on Tuesday night. There are a few dates that Tigers fans will be circling on their calendars for sure.
Here is LSU’s full 2023 football schedule:
- Week 1: Sept. 3 at Florida State (in Orlando)
- Week 2: Sept. 9 vs. Grambling
- Week 3: Sept. 16 at Mississippi State
- Week 4: Sept. 23 vs. Arkansas
- Week 5: Sept. 30 at Ole Miss
- Week 6: Oct. 7 at Missouri
- Week 7: Oct. 14 vs. Auburn
- Week 8: Oct. 21 vs. Army
- Week 9: BYE
- Week 10: Nov. 4 at Alabama
- Week 11: Nov. 11 vs. Florida
- Week 12: Nov. 18 vs. Georgia State
- Week 13: Nov. 25 vs. Texas A&M
The first slot that demands attention is Week 1. Kelly and the Tigers will square off against Florida State for a second consecutive season. This will give LSU the opportunity to make up for its heartbreaking loss to the Seminoles in Week 1 of this year. The 2023 contest will take place in Orlando, Florida, and it’ll be played on a Sunday night once again.
The Tigers will also welcome fellow Louisiana school Grambling State to Tiger Stadium in Week 2. The Tigers will be the second HBCU to play in Death Valley in as many years after LSU took on Southern this season. It’s set to be another celebratory atmosphere in the Louisiana capital, similar to the game against the Jaguars a couple of weeks ago.
The most surprising switch of all comes in Week 4. The Battle for the Golden Boot has moved up a couple of months and it will now occupy an early season slot. Arkansas—one of the Tigers’ most notable historic rivals—has now become nothing more than a mid-season SEC game. Meanwhile, the heated rivalry with Florida will be played immediately following LSU vs. Alabama.
The good news for Kelly is that he will have some time to prepare for the Crimson Tide. The Tigers have an away game at Mizzou, Auburn and Army at home and a bye week before traveling to Tuscaloosa in early November. This gives LSU plenty of time to prepare for the runaway favorite for the toughest game on the entire schedule. Rounding out the 2023 game is the annual Thanksgiving break game against Texas A&M—perhaps for the last time seeing as Oklahoma and Texas are set to join the SEC in the near future.
All things considered, it’s about as favorable a schedule as one could ask for playing in the SEC. Home games against Grambling and Army will also be super exciting non-conference clashes. For now, though, let’s keep our attention focused on how the Tigers are performing in the present.