Les Miles will be coming to the Carrier Dome.
The Syracuse Orange and LSU Tigers have completed an agreement for a football home-and-home series, a source close to SU Athletics confirmed to NunesMagician.com. The Orange will host the Tigers in late September 2015 in the Carrier Dome. Syracuse will also travel to Baton Rouge to take on LSU at Tiger Stadium. The Advocate in Baton Rouge confirmed that the second game will be in 2017.
The agreement will be formally announced at Syracuse’s press conference Wednesday afternoon in Destiny USA. SU will also unveil new football uniforms, which will be likely be debuted at the Spring Game on Saturday.
The agreement with LSU continues the high-profile series of non-conference games for Syracuse. That includes matchups against USC in 2011 and 2012, Penn State in 2013 and Notre Dame in 2014 and 2016. But unlike those series, Syracuse’s "home" game will be played in the Carrier Dome, not Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
SU’s 2015 ACC schedule includes home games against Boston College, Clemson, Pittsburgh and Wake Forest as well as away games against Florida State, Louisville, NC State and Virginia. In the non-conference schedule, the Orange face the Central Michigan Chippewas in the Dome on Sept. 19. This leaves an additional two non-conference games yet to be scheduled.
The Tigers have been a perennial powerhouse in the SEC and won the BCS National Championship in 2008. LSU finished this season as the No. 14 team in both the AP Top 25 and the USA Today Polls. The 2015 matchup will be Syracuse’s first game against an SEC school since 2012, when the Orange defeated Missouri, 31-27, to clinch bowl eligibility.
It will be only the third game between these two teams. Syracuse and LSU split the first two decisions. Their last meeting was in 1989, when the Orange won the Hall of Fame Bowl by a score of 23-10.