Report: FSU/LSU to play at neutral site in 2022, 2023

Florida State has tried to alter their approach to scheduling neutral site games against high-level competition since the playoffs were instituted in 2014. In three of the past four years, the Seminoles have opened their season with a matchup against a Power-Five team. Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, and Alabama. They’ve consistently started their campaigns against talented teams and it won’t stop anytime soon for FSU either.

The `Noles are scheduled to play Boise State in Jacksonville next season and West Virginia in Atlanta in 2020. They’ll take a gap-year to open against Notre Dame at home before starting the two-year series that was announced earlier today.

According to Brett McMurphy, FSU and LSU will open the 2022 season in New Orleans before opening in Orlando the following season. This is just another way the `Noles are trying to beef their schedule up in the wake of the playoff era.

We just saw UCF go undefeated and not make it in. Whether you think they deserved a playoff berth or not, the Knights didn’t beat any ranked teams during the regular season. Their schedule was simply too weak for the playoff committee’s consideration. That is exactly the type of scenario Florida State is trying to eliminate with this move.

The Seminoles and Tigers haven’t matched up against one another since FSU won in Baton Rouge, 27-16, during the 1991 season. Florida State is 7-2 all-time against LSU.

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