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Tigers To Visit LSU In 2012 Season
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 08/03/2011

TOWSON, Md. - The Tiger football team will be playing one of the most historically-successful major college football programs in the nation when the Tigers visit Louisiana State University on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, it has been announced by Director of Athletics Mike Waddell.

The first college program to win two BCS national championships, LSU is a three-time national champion with titles in 1958, 2003 and 2007. In 2003, LSU won the national championship with a 21-14 win over Oklahoma. LSU claimed its second BCS national title in 2007 with a 38-24 victory over top-ranked Ohio State.

"One of the ways that we will be able to help lift our football program upward is through scheduling marquee match-ups that expand our brand nationally," said Coach Rob Ambrose. "To play a perennial national contender is just another building block in the foundation being laid for the future." 

Since Les Miles became the coach in 2005, LSU has compiled a 62-17 record, one of the top marks in college football. Under his direction, LSU has appeared in six bowl games and won five of them, including the Cotton Bowl last year.

When the Tigers visit Baton Rouge, they will be playing in historic Tiger Stadium. With a capacity of 92,400, it is the eighth-largest stadium in college football.  LSU has averaged more than 90,000 fans per game over the last ten years. Since the stadium opened in 1924, LSU has a record of 242-85-7. Under the direction of Coach Miles, the Bengal Tigers have a 37-6 record at Tiger Stadium.

LSU is one of two NCAA FBS opponents on Towson's 2012 schedule. The Tigers are also scheduled to play at Kent State.

"We knew that we would be opening next season at Kent State (Sept. 1) and would entertain Elon at Unitas Stadium (Sept. 15), so we still had one game on the schedule yet to firm up," said Waddell.  "We could have played another FBS opponent, but we felt the LSU option gave us the opportunity to give our student-athletes a once in a lifetime opportunity.  The balance of playing a BCS, a FBS, and a FCS game for our three non-CAA matchups is something that we may do from time to time, but not on a regular basis." 

Since 2008, Towson has played three FBS opponents, including Navy, Northwestern and Indiana.

In the 2011 season, the Tigers are scheduled to visit the University of Maryland on Oct. 1. Tickets in the Towson section for the Maryland game are on sale now for $38 per ticket through the Towson Athletics Ticket Office by calling 1-855-TU-TIGER.

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