Syracuse announces football games vs. LSU

By wbng sports

April 17, 2014 Updated Apr 17, 2014 at 12:21 AM EDT

Syracuse, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Syracuse Orange will host the LSU Tigers on Sept. 26, 2015 at the Carrier Dome, the first game of a two-game series between the two schools. The second game in the series will be played on Sept. 9, 2017 at LSU's Tiger Stadium.

"We are thrilled to enter into this home-and-home agreement with a premiere program like LSU. Student-athletes come to Syracuse to play on the biggest stage possible, and this gives our coaches and young men the chance to battle one of the standard-bearers of the SEC on our home turf," said Dr. Daryl Gross, Syracuse Director of Athletics. "It is a complicated process to arrange games of this magnitude, and I couldn't be happier for our fans and for all who will be involved in this upcoming series."

The meeting will be the first regular-season contest between the two schools, however Syracuse and LSU have met in two bowl games – the 1989 Hall of Fame Bowl in which Syracuse won by a score of 23-10 and the 1965 Sugar Bowl, won by LSU 13-10.

"It is a great opportunity to match the tradition of our program against the storied tradition of LSU," said head coach Scott Shafer. "As members of the Atlantic Coast Conference we play some of the best teams in the country. This is a chance for our student-athletes to play against the one of best outside of our conference. I know they will be juiced up to have the opportunity for our fans to come to the Carrier Dome to watch some great football in a matchup of the ACC and the SEC."

(Courtesy: Syracuse University Athletics)

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