BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The LSU Tigers’ next matchup is against Army this Saturday, Oct. 21.
LSU Athletics said this will be the first LSU vs. Army football game since 1931. The game was played one week after LSU played its first night game in Tiger Stadium.
The Tigers now rank No. 19 in the AP Top 25 poll after its 48-18 win against Auburn.
Head coach Brian Kelly said he’s seeing progress in “little things” in the team and praised quarterback Jayden Daniels, saying he’s playing at an elite level despite throwing an interception.
Kelly said he’s excited to host Army this weekend, calling it a thrill. He said the atmosphere at Tiger Stadium on a game day creates an at-home advantage for the team that he thinks the Army team will enjoy.
“They’re a good football team,” said Kelly. “They’re well coached, Jeff Monken is a hell of a football coach. He comes from a great family of coaches. I know him well, I respect him as a football coach. His team will be well prepared.”
He expects it to be a physical game from a team that plays hard. He added that the Tigers can’t be distracted in this game.
Offensive lineman Emery Jones and defensive tackle Mekhi Wingo are listed as doubtful in the latest injury report.
LSU vs. Army: What to know
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 21
- Game time: 6:30 p.m. CT
- How to watch and listen: SEC Network/LSU Sports Radio Network (98.1 FM in Baton Rouge)
LSU Athletics released a schedule of events during gameday on Saturday before the contest against Army.
Parking lots on campus will be open to fans at 7 a.m.
Fans can purchase tiger gear from the LSU SportsShop, which opens at 10 a.m.
The LSU Athletics Ticket Office opens at 12:30 p.m. for fans who are looking to buy last-minute tickets or can buy tickets online here.
At 1:30 p.m., the L-Club Tailgate, the PMAC, and the Bud Light Fan Zone will open.
Fans with tickets for suites and club levels can enter the stadium at 3:30 p.m.
At 4 p.m., the Tigers football team is scheduled to leave the hotel for Tiger Walk.
Starting at 4:10 p.m., the homecoming court will walk down Victory Hill, followed by the Oaks Society, and the Tiger Band. The LSU football team will arrive at Victory Hill at 4:20 p.m. and arrive at Tiger Stadium at 4:30 p.m.
All gates are expected to open at 4:30. An LSU pregame radio show featuring Hunt Palmer, Brandon Taylor, and Marlon Favorite is set to air at 4:30.
Fans will have the chance to see the LSU marching band in the PMAC at 4:50 p.m. By 5:10 p.m., the marching band should arrive at Tiger Stadium.
The LSU Sports Radio Network goes live from the stadium at 6 p.m.
At 6:17 p.m., a Silver Wings Parachute Team will jump into Tiger Stadium. The first parachute will be the American flag, the second parachute will be the United States Army flag, and the third parachute will be the POW/MIA flag and game ball.
Catch the Golden Band from Tigerland’s pregame show at 6:23 p.m.
The coin toss is set for 6:36 p.m. and kick-off is 6:39 p.m.