Report: LSU, Florida State to meet in 2022 in Dome

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Ed Orgeron at LSU in New Orleans
Ed Orgeron and the LSU Tigers won their 2017 season opener over BYU in New Orleans, 27-0 (Photo: Jonathan Mailhes).

LSU has worked for more than a year to bring a high-profile, neutral-site game to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. It’s apparently happening in 2022.

College football writer Brett McMurphy reported Thursday morning that the Tigers and Florida State have agreed to a two-year, neutral-site deal that will match the programs in consecutive seasons. The 2023 meeting will be in Orlando.

LSU met BYU in a hastily moved game to open the 2017 season in the Dome. The Advocare Texas Kickoff was scheduled for Houston but relocated to New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. It was LSU’s first regular-season, neutral-site game in New Orleans since 1921.

Eleven months ago at the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Quarterback Club meeting – and just three days after the LSU-BYU game – LSU senior associate AD Verge Ausberry, who handles football scheduling for the university, said he was targeting 2022 for a game in the Dome.

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