LSU and TCU are currently in negotiations to play each other in the 2013 Cowboys Classic in Arlington, Texas, a single game that would replace the home-and-home series previously scheduled between the two teams.
Senior associate athletic director Herb Vincent said details have not been finalized, but that LSU and TCU are definitely working toward playing each other in Cowboys Stadium.
If the game is finalized it would be played Sept. 7, the season opener for both teams. That’s the same date the game is now scheduled to be played in Tiger Stadium.
A report from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram quoted anonymous sources as saying a deal for the game has been reached, but Vincent said that from LSU’s end nothing has yet been finalized.
Currently LSU has two other nonconference games set for Tiger Stadium, Sept. 14 against UAB and Oct. 26 against Furman.
Verge Ausberry, LSU’s senior associate athletic director in charge of football scheduling, confirmed that the game would take the place of what was scheduled to be a home-and-home series between the Tigers and the Horned Frogs.
Ausberry said LSU will still have seven home games in 2013. The school will either bring in another nonconference opponent, he said, though the possibility still exists that the Southeastern Conference will go to a nine-game schedule.
If that happens, LSU could have five SEC home games.
LSU has played two games at Cowboys Stadium. The Tigers beat Oregon 40-27 to open the 2011 season in the Cowboys Classic and beat Texas A&M 41-24 in the Cotton Bowl in January 2011.