LSU Gets Light SEC Draw With Added Games vs Missouri & Vanderbilt
The SEC announced the amended 2020 schedule this afternoon, and the LSU Tigers take a dip in strength of schedule.
LSU, who is #5 in the preseason coaches poll, played the 2nd toughest schedule in the country last year on route to a perfect 15-0 season and National Championship.
With the SEC going to a conference only 10 game schedule this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, each team in the conference needed 2 more cross-division opponents.
For LSU, they drew a game at Vanderbilt and a home matchup with Missouri.
In 2019, Mizzou finished 6-6, while Vandy went 3-9.
Dates for both games are TBD.
Here's a rundown of each team's cross-divisional opponent in 2020, the two previously scheduled, and the two additional SEC opponents announced by the league today.
Previously scheduled: vs. Georgia, at Tennessee
Added opponents: vs. Kentucky, at Missouri
Previously scheduled: vs. Tennessee, at Missouri
Added opponents: vs. Georgia, at Florida
Previously scheduled: vs. Kentucky, at Georgia
Added opponents: vs. Tennessee, at South Carolina
Previously scheduled: vs. LSU, at Ole Miss
Added opponents: vs. Arkansas, at Texas A&M
Previously scheduled: vs. Auburn, at Alabama
Added opponents: vs. Mississippi State, at Arkansas
Previously scheduled: vs. Mississippi State, at Auburn
Added opponents: vs. Ole Miss, at Alabama
Previously scheduled: vs. South Carolina, at Florida
Added opponents: vs. Missouri, at Vanderbilt
Previously scheduled: vs. Florida, at Vanderbilt
Added opponents: vs. South Carolina, at Kentucky
Previously scheduled: vs. Missouri, at Kentucky
Added opponents: vs. Vanderbilt, at Georgia
Previously scheduled: vs. Arkansas, at Mississippi State
Added opponents: vs. Alabama, at LSU
Previously scheduled: vs. Texas A&M, at LSU
Added opponents: vs. Auburn, at Ole Miss
Previously scheduled: vs. Alabama, at Arkansas
Added opponents: vs. Texas A&M, at Auburn
Previously scheduled: vs. Vanderbilt, at South Carolina
Added opponents: vs. Florida, at Tennessee
Previously scheduled: vs. Ole Miss, at Texas A&M
Added opponents: vs. LSU, at Mississippi State