LSU will play in The Swamp during the day.
The Tigers and Florida will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT on Oct. 7 from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field, the Tigers' last trip there since 2014. It will be televised on CBS. This will be LSU's first day game of the season.
The series between these two cross-divisional rivals has never been juicier. Hard feelings, from both sides, surrounding last year's game linger.
The game was moved from Gainesville, Florida, to Baton Rouge after Hurricane Matthew swiped the state last October. The postponement of the game and subsequent relocation was agreed upon after days of tense negotiations between administrators from the Southeastern Conference, LSU and Florida.
The Gators refused to play the game on its originally scheduled day after the hurricane hit a portion of the state, and they would not agree to play at any other site, despite a bevy of options laid out by LSU administrators.
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The Tigers, meanwhile, would not agree to play in Gainesville, Florida, later in the season because of the cost of losing a home game and the potential for three straight SEC road games. The end result came with a slugfest in Tiger Stadium, a wild 16-10 victory for the Gators in which they secured the SEC Eastern Division title and knocked LSU out of consideration for the Sugar Bowl.
A scuffle unfolded before kickoff last season, resulting in running back Leonard Fournette pleading to play in a game in which he was initially ruled out because of a lingering ankle injury. His backup, running back Derrius Guice, was stopped short on fourth-and-goal from the 1 on the game's final play.
In light of the game relocation drama, Florida coach Jim McElwain afterward said, “The way I look at it, (LSU) got what they deserve.”
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