LSU’s just-announced 2019 football schedule includes a Sept. 14 visit to Tiger Stadium for Northwestern State, the second meeting this decade between the Demons and Tigers.
The Southeastern Conference announced 2019 football schedules Tuesday afternoon and LSU followed suit minutes later.
No game time has been set.
“It’s a great opportunity for our young men, for our program, for our athletic department and our university to go compete in Tiger Stadium,” said first-year NSU head coach Brad Laird. “I was on the staff in 2011 when we played there, and I know how excited our guys were then. We brought several thousand fans and our fantastic band, and people are still talking about it.”
LSU coach Ed Orgeron is a former Demon defensive lineman (1980-83) who is a member of NSU’s N-Club Hall of Fame and was included on the Top 100 Demons of the Century roster selected by fan vote and a blue-ribbon panel of coaches, media and administrators to kick off NSU’s centennial season of football in 2007.
One of two recipients of the inaugural Joe Delaney Memorial Leadership Award in 1983, chosen permanent defensive team captain in a vote of his fellow players, Orgeron began his coaching career at his alma mater the following season under coach Sam Goodwin. He was inducted in the N-Club Hall of Fame in 2014.
LSU defensive line coach Dennis Johnson was a graduate assistant coach at NSU under head coaches Bradley Dale Peveto (2012) and Jay Thomas (2013) while earning his master’s degree.
In the Sept. 10, 2011 matchup, second-ranked LSU dispatched the Demons 49-3. It was the first meeting between the schools in football in 69 years. The 2019 game will be the 12th matchup, with the first 10 taking place between 1911 and 1942.