3 Can't Miss Games in Tiger Stadium in 2024

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The game day environment on LSU's campus is legendary, and especially so in Tiger Stadium, also known as Death Valley, "Where opponents' dreams come to die," as former coach Ed Orgeron said. Tiger Stadium is acknowledged year after year as one of the toughest stadiums in the sport, with EA Sports selecting it as the most difficult stadium in the soon to be released EA College Football 25 game.

There's no such thing as a bad or a game you should skip at Tiger Stadium, but here are the top three can't-miss home games of the upcoming season.


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Although the previous meeting between these two teams at the Rose Bowl in 2021 was a frustrating upset loss for the Tigers, the landscape for both programs has changed dramatically in the past three years. LSU is now coached by Brian Kelly, facing his first season at LSU without Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jayden Daniels. UCLA is making the jump to the Big 10 conference this season led by first year coach DeShaun Foster. LSU will be heavily favored in this game, but don't expect the Bruins to roll over and play dead. This game promises to be an exciting matchup as a late afternoon game in Tiger Stadium, and the first home game of the year against a Power 5 opponent for the Tigers.


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LSU v Ole Miss 2023 / Michael Chang/GettyImages

LSU versus Ole Miss proved to be one of the most explosive offensive games of the year in 2023. Although Jayden Daniels and the Tigers offense put up video game numbers in last year's game, LSU's defense ultimately let them down, as Ole Miss quarterback Jaxon Dart was able to march up the field for touchdowns on back to back possessions in the final 8 minutes of the game to secure the win. LSU will be out for revenge this year, and hosts Ole Miss for homecoming in a legendary night game in Tiger Stadium.


Jayden Daniels
LSU v Alabama 2023 / Kevin C. Cox/GettyImages

LSU and Alabama have traded home wins against each other the last two years, but many LSU fans felt cheated when Tigers quarterback Jayden Daniels was knocked out of last year's game in the fourth quarter on a hit penalized for roughing the passer. This year, the annual rivalry game comes back to Baton Rouge with the Tide led by new coach Kalen DeBoer. This is only the third LSU/Bama game since 2000 that doesn't feature Nick Saban on either coaching sideline, so look for the Tigers to hand Coach DeBoer a loss in their first meeting of his tenure.

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