The LSU athletic department announced yesterday that the LSU Tigers football team will take on BYU to open up the 2017 football season in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

It will be LSU’s second appearance in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff and it will be the first ever meeting between the Tigers and BYU.

LSU released a statement saying:

“We are excited about the opportunity to return to Houston for the 2017 season opener against BYU,” said Joe Alleva, LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics. “We opened the 2014 season against Wisconsin in NRG Stadium and the turnout and response from our fans far exceeded our expectations.


“Houston is a great city with a huge LSU alumni base and NRG Stadium continues to be one of the great venues for football. We look forward to opening the 2017 season against BYU in Houston in what should be another great start to the football season.”



Of course, the LSU Tigers will be looking to rebound from a 8-5 season this year when they kickoff the 2015 football season against the team from right here in Lake Charles when the face the McNeese Cowboys on Saturday September 6th in Baton Rouge.