Report: Miami approached to play LSU in 2018 in Dallas

Miami has been approached to play a football game with LSU in 2018 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the Miami Herald reported Sunday.

In the “chatter” section of his Sunday column, Herald columnist Barry Jackson writes that the Hurricanes “haveĀ been approached about opening the football season against Alabama in 2017 in Atlanta or LSU in 2018 in Arlington, Texas. UM will consider playing in one but not both.”

That’s the extent of the reporting. The 2018 game could be referring to the Cowboys Classic, an annual football game at AT&T Stadium played on the opening weekend of the college football season. LSU has been involved in the event twice, beating TCU last season and beating Oregon in 2011.

LSU has not been contacted about a game in 2018 with Miami, said Verge Ausberry, the school’s associate athletic director who handles much of the football scheduling.

The Tigers do not have any non-conference games scheduled for 2018, according to Ausberry and records received by The Advocate. Here’s a list of LSU’s future football schedules.

The Tigers have not played Miami since 2005, a 40-3 LSU win in the Peach Bowl. The two program have met 12 times with LSU holding a 9-3 lead.

The NFL.com’s Bryan Fischer picked up on the Miami Herald’s reporting, noting that the Hurricanes have a scheduled non-conference trip to Rutgers in 2018 and that a second road trip could be a long shot.