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Report: LSU, FSU Agree to Neutral Site Series

Florida State’s next major non-conference opponent will be the LSU Tigers, according to a report from Brett McMurphy on Thursday morning.

The report says that the two teams have agreed to a neutral site series during the 2022 and 2023 seasons. The 2022 game will be in New Orleans, while the 2023 game will be in Orlando. Both contests will be the season openers for each team.

FSU and LSU have a history with each other that includes nine previous match-ups. Florida State leads the series with a 7-2 record, having won four straight over the Tigers. The most recent game was in 1991, when Bobby Bowden’s squad defeated Curley Hallman’s team 27-16 in Death Valley.

Florida State seems more keen on scheduling a neutral site series than a home-and-home series as of late. Recently, it changed the plan for a home-and-home series with Boise State, instead opting for a neutral site game in 2019 in Jacksonville.

Much of this has to do with the payout for neutral site games, where FSU has made over $12 million from 2014-17, when it played in three such contests against Power 5 opponents (Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, and Alabama). Florida State also has a future game against West Virginia scheduled for Atlanta in 2020.

Clint Eiland is the Lead Writer for The Daily Nole. Follow him on Twitter @ClintEiland

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