LSU spring game: Three and out _lowres

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Mike the Tiger greets some fans in the south end zone, during LSU's 2015 National L-Club Spring Football Game, Saturday at Tiger Stadium.

The Southeastern Conference on Thursday released kickoff times for the first three weeks of the season, setting times for LSU’s games with McNeese State and Mississippi State.

LSU will host McNeese State at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5 in Tiger Stadium. The game will be on the SEC Network.

The Tigers will then travel to Mississippi State for an 8:15 p.m. game Sept. 12. That game will be on ESPN.

LSU’s Sept. 19 home game against Auburn was previously announced as being a 2:30 p.m. game on CBS.

No other kickoff times for LSU games have been set, though it’s assumed the Tigers’ Oct. 3 home game with Eastern Michigan and Oct. 24 home game with Western Kentucky will both be at night.

In addition, CBS has set its annual day time/prime time doubleheader for Nov. 7, the week of LSU’s game at Alabama, with kickoffs at 2:30 and 7 p.m. CBS has shown the LSU-Bama game in prime time since 2011.

Kickoff times were also set for two other games involving in-state schools.

Louisiana-Lafayette’s Sept. 5 game at Kentucky will be at 7 p.m. on ESPNU. Louisiana-Monroe’s Sept. 5 game at Georgia will be at noon on the SEC Network.

2015 LSU FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Sept. 5 McNeese State 6:30 p.m. (SEC Network)

Sept. 12 at Mississippi State 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Sept. 19 Auburn 2:30 p.m. (CBS)

Sept. 26 at Syracuse (TBA)

Oct. 3 Eastern Michigan (TBA)

Oct. 10 at South Carolina (TBA)

Oct. 17 Florida (TBA)

Oct. 24 Western Kentucky (TBA)

Nov. 7 at Alabama (TBA)

Nov. 14 Arkansas (TBA)

Nov. 21 at Ole Miss (TBA)

Nov. 28 Texas A&M (TBA)