LSU-OSU season opener set for ESPN

LSU will begin defense of its national title in football with a nationally televised game against Oregon State in Tiger Stadium on ESPN, the Southeastern Conference announced.

Kickoff for LSU's season-opener against Oregon State on Sept. 4 will carry at 5 p.m. start time. In addition, LSU's road game against Auburn on Sept. 18 will be televised to a national audience on CBS and will start at 2:30 p.m.   


To date, LSU's other televised game will be against Arkansas on Friday, Nov. 26 when the Tigers and Razorbacks square off on CBS in Little Rock at 1:30 p.m.


The remainder of LSU's television schedule will be announced as the season progresses.


The Tigers, winners of the 2003 BCS national title, return 15 starters, including four 2004 preseason All-Americans, from last year's 13-1 team.


2004 LSU Football Schedule

Date                       Opponent                                           

Sept. 4                   Oregon State                    5 p.m.              ESPN

Sept. 11                 Arkansas State                  7 p.m.                                                   

Sept. 18                 at Auburn                         2:30 p.m.        CBS

Sept. 25                 Mississippi State                TBA      

Oct. 2                     at Georgia                       TBA                      

Oct. 9                     at Florida                        TBA

Oct. 23                   Troy State                       7 p.m.   

Oct. 30                   Vanderbilt                        TBA      

Nov. 13                 Alabama                            TBA                      

Nov. 20                 Ole Miss                            TBA      

Nov. 26                 at Arkansas                       1:30 p.m.        CBS

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