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Utah adds LSU to future non-conference schedule

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah football has added another “blue blood” SEC school to their future non-conference schedule. The Utes will face defending national champion LSU in both 2031 and 2032, Utah Athletics announced in a joint press release with LSU Monday morning.

The two game home-and-home series kicks off in Salt Lake City on September 6, 2031. The Utes will travel to Baton Rouge the following season, on September 11.

“Our aspirations to continue to grow and elevate our football program make opportunities like this especially important,” said Director of Athletics Mark Harlan. “For our student-athletes it is an incredible opportunity to play a high-profile opponent in two fantastic environments. It also is incredibly attractive to our fans to host a team like LSU at Rice-Eccles Stadium and to go on the road to Baton Rouge and cheer on their Utes.”

LSU owns a 2-0 lead over Utah in the all-time series between the schools. Both victories were at Tiger Stadium. LSU beat Utah 35-10 in 1974, and the Tigers won 35-7 in 1976.

The series makes for the fourth power 5 and third SEC matchup scheduled under the direction of third year Athletic Director Mark Harlan. Below, a list of all OOC games currently scheduled for the University of Utah.

2021 Utah Non-Conference Schedule
Sept. 2 Weber State Salt Lake City
Sept. 11 BYU Provo, Utah
Sept. 18 San Diego State San Diego, Calif.

2022 Utah Non-Conference Schedule
TBD Florida Gainesville, Fla.
Sept. 10 Southern Utah Salt Lake City
Sept. 17 San Diego State Salt Lake City

2023 Utah Non-Conference Schedule
TBD Florida Salt Lake City
Aug. 31 or Sept. 1 or 2 Weber State Salt Lake City
Sept. 9 Baylor Waco, Texas

2024 Utah Non-Conference Schedule
Aug. 29 Southern Utah Salt Lake City
Sept. 7 BYU Salt Lake City
Sept. 14 Baylor Salt Lake City

2025 Utah Non-Conference Schedule
Sept. 6 Wyoming Salt Lake City
TBD BYU Provo, Utah

2026 Utah Non-Conference Schedule
Sept. 5 Houston Houston, Texas
Sept. 12 Arkansas Salt Lake City
Sept. 19 BYU Salt Lake City

2027 Utah Non-Conference Schedule
Sept. 11 Houston Salt Lake City
Sept. 18 BYU Provo, Utah

2028 Utah Non-Conference Schedule
Sept. 9 BYU Salt Lake City
Sept. 16 Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark.

2031 Utah Non-Conference Schedule
Sept. 6 LSU Salt Lake City

2032 Utah Non-Conference Schedule
Sept. 11 LSU Baton Rouge, La.


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