LSU football opener vs UCLA time set for 7:30 p.m. on FOX; two other kickoffs set
BATON ROUGE - LSU will open the 2021 football season in prime time on Saturday, Sept. 4, at UCLA at 7:30 p.m. on FOX, the Southeastern Conference announced Thursday.
The Tigers and Bruins have never played in football, and LSU will be making its first appearance in Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California.
The league announced the kickoff times and networks for the first three weeks of the season. LSU hosts McNeese State on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. on ESPN+/SEC Network+ and hosts Central Michigan on Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. on the SEC Network.
McNeese State's starting quarterback is Cody Orgeron, son of LSU coach Ed Orgeron.
Kickoff times remain to be announced for the rest of the Tigers' schedule - at Mississippi State on Sept. 25, Auburn on Oct. 2, at Kentucky on Oct. 9, Florida on Oct. 16, at Ole Miss on Oct. 23, at Alabama on Nov. 6, Arkansas on Nov. 13, Louisiana-Monroe on Nov. 20 and Texas A&M on Nov. 27.