LSU completes 2017 schedule with FCS opponent

Tigers will host Chattanooga to round out non-conference schedule in 2017.

LSU has completed its 2017 football schedule after adding FCS foe Chattanooga.

Chattanooga joins BYU, Syracuse and Troy as LSU's non-conference opponents in 2017. LSU will play BYU as part of the AdvoCare Kickoff in Houston to start that season. Syracuse will make a trip to Baton Rouge as the second leg of the home-and-home series that will start this year.

LSU gets Auburn, Florida, Arkansas and Texas A&M at home in the 2017 SEC schedule. The Tigers travel for games against Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Tennessee. All future dates for SEC games are to be determined.

LSU will play Chattanooga $500,000 for the game, according to a report by FBschedules.com. The only meeting between the two teams came in 1954.

Opponents for LSU's non-conference home games are now all known for the next three seasons: 2015 - McNeese State, Eastern Michigan, Western Kentucky; 2016 - Jacksonville State, South Alabama, Southern Miss; 2017 - Chattanooga, Troy, Syracuse.

Also on the future schedule:

---LSU will travel to the Great White North in 2016 to face Wisconsin at Lambeau Field. That's the second leg of a series that started with a neutral-site game in Houston to open the 2014 season.

---LSU will return to the Cowboys Classic in Arlington to kick off the 2018 season against Miami. The Tigers played in that same game in 2011 against Oregon and 2013 against TCU.

---LSU has a home-and-home series with Texas that will begin in Austin in 2019. The Longhorns will return to Baton Rouge the following year.

---LSU will play in the Rose Bowl against UCLA in 2021. The Bruins will come to Tiger Stadium in 2024. LSU also has a home-and-series with fellow Pac 12 team Arizona State scheduled for the 2022, 2023 seasons.

---Looking way into the future, LSU has a home-and-home scheduled with Oklahoma for 2027, 2028. That series was originally agreed upon in 2005 to be played in 2018, 2019, but it has now been rescheduled twice.


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