Prepare your tailgating equipment or your lucky chair, wash the jerseys, maybe pick up a new big screen TV because football season is just around the corner. Here are the dates and times for the first games.

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McNeese starts off the season on the road against Nebraska on September 6th in Lincoln. The Cowboys first home game is September 13th against Prairie View A&M. Let's hope the 13th is bad luck for the visitors.

The LSU Tigers begin their season in Houston to take on Wisconsin on August 30th. The Tigers first home game is September 6th against Sam Houston State.

The Saints open the regular season in Atlanta on September 7th to take on the Falcons. The Saints first home game is September 21st as the Vikings pay a visit to the dome.