LSU is gearing up for a distinctive non-conference matchup this Saturday as they prepare to welcome a service academy onto their home turf. The LSU Tigers are set to clash with the Army Black Knights, marking just the second encounter between the two teams in the annals of the program’s history.
With the Black Knights marching into town, LSU’s head coach, Brian Kelly, has hinted at a slew of exciting festivities in the pipeline to celebrate the occasion. In a surprising revelation, the Tigers unveiled a distinctive touch on Wednesday by adorning the end zones with a camouflage pattern, paying homage to the military heritage of Army.
This showdown is a rare spectacle, with LSU only having faced a service academy once before in their program’s history, a match against the Black Knights that unfolded 92 years ago in 1931, resulting in a 20-0 victory for Army.
“The pageantry of it, the cadets being at the game, singing the alma mater with Army or Navy or Air Force, whoever the academy is,” Coach Kelly remarked. “All those things are, I think, memories that our players will have for the rest of their lives.”
The Tigers are marching into this game on the heels of two consecutive victories, eager to maintain their momentum against the Army this Saturday. Following this non-conference clash, LSU will enjoy a well-deserved bye week before facing off against Alabama in a pivotal SEC West matchup to kickstart November.
Kickoff for this extraordinary showdown between LSU and Army is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT, and fans can catch all the action on SEC Network.