After playing at Texas A&M on Thanksgiving night this year, the LSU football team will meet the Aggies on a Friday or Saturday in Tiger Stadium to wrap up the 2015 regular season.
The Southeastern Conference released dates and sites for the 2015 season for all 14 league schools Tuesday night, a slate that has LSU facing Texas A&M on Saturday, Nov. 28.
But LSU associate athletic director Verge Ausberry said that date could change to Nov. 27 if CBS decides to pick up the game.
The Tigers will also play Auburn (Sept. 19), Florida (Oct. 17) and Arkansas (Nov. 14) at home and travel to Mississippi State (Sept. 12), South Carolina (Oct. 10), Alabama (Nov. 7) and Ole Miss (Nov. 21) to complete the eight-game SEC schedule.
The home portion of the Tigers’ nonconference schedule includes games against McNeese State on Sept. 5 (the season opener), Eastern Michigan on Oct. 3 and Western Kentucky on Oct. 24.
LSU will travel to Syracuse on Sept. 26.
The SEC released schedules for the next 11 seasons in May, but the league had not announced dates for those games.
SEC teams are mandated to play at least one opponent from a power conference each season. LSU meets Syracuse next season and hosts the Orange in 2017. The Tigers travel to play Wisconsin at Lambeau Field in Green Bay in 2016.
LSU continues to search for a power five conference team for 2018-2020. The program is discussing neutral-site games as well as home-and-home matchups with other power conference teams, said Ausberry, who, with athletic director Joe Alleva, handles football scheduling.
Advocate sportswriter Sheldon Mickles contributed to this report.
2015 LSU football schedule
(Times and TV networks to be announced)
Sept. 5: McNeese State, Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge
Sept. 12: at Mississippi State,* Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, Miss.
Sept. 19: Auburn,* Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge
Sept. 26: at Syracuse, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y.
Oct. 3: Eastern Michigan, Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge
Oct. 10: at South Carolina,* Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, S.C.
Oct. 17: Florida,* Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge
Oct. 24: Western Kentucky, Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge
Oct. 31: Open date
Nov. 7: at Alabama,* Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Nov. 14: Arkansas,* Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge
Nov. 21: at Ole Miss,* Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, Miss.
Nov. 28: Texas A&M,* Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge
*Southeastern Conference game