Ranking the toughest games on LSU’s 2024 schedule

With signing day and the first transfer portal window in the rearview, 2024 rosters are beginning to take shape.

That means we’re starting to get a better grasp of what schedules mean for team’s in 2024.

Moves are still being made that will have an effect on LSU’s schedule. UCLA is in the middle of a head coaching search and Alabama just made a change at offensive coordinator after Ryan Grubb left for the NFL.

But a lot of the dust is already settled. Here, we’ll rank LSU’s 2024 games from easiest to toughest. Let’s jump right in, starting with an FCS matchup against Nicholls.

Nicholls

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By default, the FCS team gets slated here.

This will be the fourth straight time LSU’s faced an FCS opponent after opening against a Power Five opponent in Week 1. After the last three seasons, some fans have wished LSU to flip that.

These FCS games have become tune-up opportunities for a program that’s dropped four straight season openers.

Tiger fans will hope it plays out differently this year with this being a chance to build on a win, instead of using it to fix issues from a loss.

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This was another easy one.

South Alabama is the only G5 team on LSU’s schedule with the Tigers slated to face two schools from the Big Ten.

South Alabama was one of the better G5 programs over the last two years, finishing in the SP+ top 50 after 2022 and 2023. It had an impressive showing against a P5 team last year, beating Oklahoma State 33-17.

But the Jaguars made a change at head coach after Kane Wommack took the DC job at Alabama.

The program promoted offensive coordinator Major Applewhite in hopes of finding some continuity and continuing that success. However, South Alabama is losing a lot, ranking 120th in returning production.

Vanderbilt

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Publish date : 2024-02-12 18:42:10

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