LSU-Florida State Will Play In Prime Time On ABC Sept. 4 In The Superdome In New Orleans

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BATON ROUGE – The Brian Kelly era at LSU will open in prime time at the Caesars Superdome against Florida State on Sunday, Sept. 4 in New Orleans – site of the Tigers’ last three national championships in the 2019, 2007 and 2003 seasons.

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LSU, which hired Kelly away from Notre Dame after its second straight non-winning season in 2021, will kick off against Florida State and third-year coach Mike Norvell at 7:30 p.m. eastern time on ABC. Norvell is coming off two straight losing seasons with the Seminoles.

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The Tigers were 6-7 last season after a 5-5 season in 2020. Florida State was 5-7 last year and 3-6 in 2020.

The two programs have not met since 1991 when No. 1 Florida State won, 27-16, at LSU. The Seminoles lead the series, 7-2.

Florida State won a national championship in the 1999 season at the Superdome over Virginia Tech and lost one there to Florida in the 1996 season.

Written by Glenn Guilbeau

Guilbeau joined OutKick as an SEC columnist in September of 2021 after covering LSU and the Saints for 17 years at USA TODAY Louisiana. He has been a national columnist/feature writer since the summer of 2022, covering college football, basketball and baseball with some NFL, NBA, MLB, TV and Movies and general assignment, including hot dog taste tests.

A New Orleans native and Mizzou graduate, he has consistently won Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) awards since covering Alabama and Auburn at the Mobile Press-Register (1993-98) and LSU and the Saints at the Baton Rouge Advocate (1998-2004). In 2021, Guilbeau won an FWAA 1st for a game feature, placed in APSE Beat Writing, Breaking News and Explanatory, and won Beat Writer of the Year from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA). He won an FWAA columnist 1st in 2017 and was FWAA's top overall winner in 2016 with 1st in game story, 2nd in columns, and features honorable mention.

Guilbeau completed a book in 2022 about LSU's five-time national champion coach - "Everything Matters In Baseball: The Skip Bertman Story" - that is available at, and Barnes & Noble outlets. He lives in Baton Rouge with his wife, the former Michelle Millhollon of Thibodaux who previously covered politics for the Baton Rouge Advocate and is a communications director.

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