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LSU and Florida State to face off in Orlando during Labor Day Weekend Camping World Kickoff

Updated: Sep 5, 2023

The Florida State Seminoles and LSU Tigers will face off in Orlando to open their 2023 seasons. The neutral-site game will be played on Sunday, September 3.


LSU and Florida State to face off in Orlando during Labor Day Weekend Camping World Kickoff

The Labor Day Sunday night showdown between The Florida State Seminoles and LSU Tigers on September 3 will be televised nationally on ABC, live from Camping World Stadium here in Orlando, with the game kicking off at 7.30 pm.


ESPN confirmed the time and broadcast details for its marquee Week 1 matchup on Tuesday during The Walt Disney Company’s Advertising Upfront in New York.


“College football is a huge part of our DNA and one of our top priorities year after year,” ESPN Chairman James Pitaro said. “Making sure that we have a compelling schedule is incredibly important to us. As we sit here today, I feel really good about what we’re looking at for the fall.”


This year’s Camping World Kickoff will mark the 11th all-time contest between the Tigers and Seminoles. The teams’ most recent head-to-head meeting came last September, with Florida State claiming a 24-23 win at the Superdome in New Orleans.


For the rematch, FSU and LSU will also return to the site of each school’s last game — postseason wins in the Cheez-It Bowl and Cheez-It Citrus Bowl, respectively.


“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome our two latest bowl champions back to town for this unique regular-season encore,” Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan said. “The atmosphere at Camping World Stadium is going to be absolutely electric, and we look to having the eyes of the college football world on Orlando this Labor Day weekend.”


Florida State enters the game 9-0-2 in 11 previous contests in Orlando, including a 35-32 victory over Oklahoma in last year’s Cheez-It Bowl. The Seminoles’ regular-season history at Camping World Stadium also includes neutral-site wins over Memphis, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Duke and Wake Forest between 1990 and 1996 and a Camping World Kickoff victory over Ole Miss in 2016.


LSU, meanwhile, defeated Purdue 63-7 in the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl on Jan. 2 to earn its 10th win of the 2022 season and improve to 3-3 across six Orlando bowl appearances, with previous Citrus Bowl wins coming against Louisville (2017) and Wake Forest (1979).


For more information and for ticket details, please visit CampingWorldKickoff.com.


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