LSU football kickoff time announced for Mississippi State

Adam Hunsucker
Monroe News-Star

LSU football’s SEC opener at Mississippi State on Sept. 25 is set for an 11 a.m. CT kickoff on ESPN.

Mississippi State ruined LSU's national title defense in a 44-34 shocker last season in Baton Rouge. K.J. Costello threw for an SEC-record 623 yards, the first sign the Tigers had regressed under defensive coordinator Bo Pelini

LSU coach Ed Orgeron fired Pelini as part of a staff-wide purge. Orgeron replaced Pelini with Minnesota Vikings defensive back coach Daronte Jones, a protégé of former DC Dave Aranda.

The Tigers host Central Michigan on Saturday (6:30 p.m., SEC Network).