Florida State has added neutral-site matchups against LSU to its 2022 and 2023 schedules, it was announced Tuesday.
The teams will meet at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sept. 4, 2022, and at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium on Sept. 3, 2023.
“I’m excited about this series,” FSU coach Mike Norvell said. “Florida State has a rich tradition in Louisiana, the home of many former Seminoles including Warrick Dunn and Travis Minor, and all three of our national championship teams had at least one player from Louisiana. It continues to be an important area for us now. We added two players from Louisiana in our first signing class, and it will be great for them and other future Noles to be able to play back in their home state.
“This series matches two of the iconic brands in college football, and I know our fans will have a great time in New Orleans and Orlando. I want to thank our administration for all their hard work on this and for continuing to pursue first-class experiences for our student-athletes.”
Florida State leads the all-time series with LSU 7-2 and has won four straight against the Tigers. The series dates back to the 1968 Peach Bowl, but the 2022 game matches the teams for the first time since 1991.
“We are very pleased to officially announce these games, which will provide great trips for our fans,” FSU athletics director David Coburn said. “The two games will also allow our coaching staff to show off our program in areas where we recruit heavily, and this adds another Power 5, out-of-conference opponent to our schedule. I would like to thank the staff at LSU with whom we worked hand-in-hand to make this happen. I also want to thank our partners at the Sugar Bowl, Florida Citrus Sports and ESPN Events for their help and support in making this high-profile series happen.”
Florida State is 9-2 all-time in neutral-site season openers and has won eight of its last nine season openers played on a neutral field. In regular season neutral-site games the Seminoles are 23-6-2, including a mark of 16-1 since the start of the 1990 season.
FSU has locked in the majority of its non-conference schedule for the coming decade. Here’s a look:
2020: West Virginia at Atlanta, Florida, Samford, at Boise
2021: Notre Dame, at Florida, UMass, Jacksonville State
2022: Florida, LSU at New Orleans, Louisiana
2023: at Florida, LSU at Orlando, Southern Miss
2024: Florida, at Notre Dame
2025: at Florida, Alabama
2026: Florida, Notre Dame, at Alabama
2027: Georgia, at Florida
2028: at Georgia, Florida
2029: Notre Dame, at Florida
2030: Florida, at Notre Dame