BATON ROUGE — LSU will finally face off against Southern University and Grambling State on the gridiron.
LSU Athletic Director Scott Woodwards announced on Monday that both Southern and Grambling to its future football schedule. The meetings will be the first time that LSU will face the two historic in-state opponents.
LSU will host Southern on Sept. 10, 2022 in Tiger Stadium, while Grambling comes to Tiger Stadium on Sept. 9, 2023.
“This is an incredible opportunity to join our fan bases of these historic Louisiana institutions and championship programs,” Woodward said. “These dates will be days to celebrate not only football, but the state of Louisiana and all of our people. It’s time and we are all proud to be a part of it.”
Southern and Grambling are two of the nation’s most tradition-rich programs as the Jaguars and Tigers have won numerous Black College Football National Championships and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) titles.
Southern has claimed 11 Black College Football National Titles and 19 SWAC Championships, while Grambling has won 15 national titles and 26 conference championships.
“We are excited to announce our games against Southern and Grambling in the future,” LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said. “We have a great relationship with all universities in our state. It is important to LSU to have a great relationship with all of the universities in our state.”
Southern’s storied football history includes two College Football Hall of Fame Coaches in Marino Casem and Ace Mumford along with three members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame – Mel Blount, Aeneas Williams and Harold Carmichael. The Jaguars have sent more than 70 players to the NFL.
Grambling’s rich history meanwhile includes head coach Eddie Robinson, who won 408 games in a career that spanned 56 years at the school. Grambling also boasts five members of the College Football Hall of Fame along with four inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Grambling has had over 120 players selected in the NFL and AFL Drafts, including the No. 1 overall pick in the 1963 AFL Draft in Buck Buchanan, who is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and quarterback Doug Williams, a first-round pick who was MVP of Super Bowl XXII.