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Brian Kelly era kicks off against Florida State in primetime

LSU head coach Brian Kelly
LSU head coach Brian Kelly(Josh Auzenne | WAFB)
Published: May. 17, 2022 at 12:22 PM CDT|Updated: May. 17, 2022 at 12:23 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WAFB) - The 2022 season and the Brian Kelly era will kick off in primetime at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans when the Tigers take on Florida State on ABC on Sunday, Sept. 4, at 6:30 p.m.

The Tigers are looking to rebound from a disappointing 6-7 record in 2021 and a 5-5 record in 2020 under former head coach Ed Orgeron.

LSU head coach Brian Kelly talked with FOX 8 about the season opener against Florida State and how he will measure success in his first year with the Tigers.

Florida State is coming off a 5-7 season under Mike Norvell who is entering his third year as the head coach for the Seminoles and has an 8-13 record in his first two seasons.

LSU head coach Brian Kelly was impressed with the performances by the running backs in the spring game.

It is the first time that the Tigers have faced the Seminoles since 1991 when Florida State was ranked No. 1 and handed LSU a 26-17 loss in Baton Rouge. The Tigers are 2-7 all-time against the Seminoles with wins coming in 1968 at the Peach Bowl and 1982 in Tiger Stadium.

The LSU defense in general and the defensive line, in particular, dominated things in the early going in the spring game.

LSU is 91-32-5 all-time in season-openers.

The Tigers will host Southern, Mississippi State, New Mexico, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Alabama, and UAB. LSU will head to Auburn, Florida, Arkansas, and Texas A&M.

The defense dominated most of the first half but the offense eventually got rolling in a 59-31 win for White over Purple in the LSU Spring Game.

2022 LSU Football Schedule

DateOpponent
Sept. 4Florida State (at New Orleans)
Sept. 10Southern
Sept. 17Mississippi State
Sept. 24New Mexico
Oct. 1at Auburn
Oct. 8Tennesse
Oct. 15at Florida
Oct. 22Ole Miss
Oct. 29Open Date
Nov. 5Alabama
Nov. 12at Arkansas
Nov. 19UAB
Nov. 26at Texas A&M

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