LSU Football will play Army West Point this weekend, for the second time in college football history. As such, the Tigers are staring down a momentous feat.
Army West Point travels to Baton Rouge for the first time in history for a Saturday Night in Death Valley. We expect LSU Football to win the game and move to 6-2 on the season. The win would knock off another Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) team that the Tigers have defeated in their 121-year history.
I summarized the list of FBS teams that LSU has never beaten a few months back. Army is among the nine teams that remain undefeated against the Tigers.
LSU Football and Army have only played once in history, a 20-0 Cadets’ win at West Point. The game occurred in November of 1931. Back then, Army was a powerhouse program that finished the 1931 season 8-2-1. As for LSU, the Tigers were muddled in mediocrity under head coach Russ Cohen.
Suffice it to say that things have changed significantly since Army and LSU’s first meeting.
The LSU Tigers are four-time national champions and currently trending in the direction necessary for a fifth. 2023 might not be the year for another national title, but Brian Kelly’s team is well within reach of their second SEC West championship.
On the opposite sideline, Army West Point has hit a bump in the road in their 10th season under head coach Jeff Monken. Historically, a triple-option offense, the 2023 Black Knights have aired the ball out more than Monken’s previous rosters have.
Army is 2-4 after suffering a brutal, 19-0 loss to Troy in Week 7.
We don’t get many LSU Football games against service academies thus, Week 8 is special. What’s more special is the opportunity for Kelly’s Tigers to avenge the 1931 loss.
Expect a fired up, patriotic crowd at Tiger Stadium on Saturday night.