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LSU opens season vs. Leach, Mississippi State

Defending national champion LSU will kick off the season at home against Mississippi State and new coach Mike Leach.

The SEC revealed the league’s Sept. 26 season-opening games on Monday afternoon.

The remainder of the 10-game, league-only schedule will be revealed Monday at 7 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.

The Tigers are ranked No. 5 in the preseason coaches poll and coming off a 15-0 season. Leach was hired in January to coach the Bulldogs after eight seasons at Washington State (2012-19) and 10 seasons at Texas Tech (2000-09).

Three other first-year SEC coaches also face daunting debut challenges. Eli Drinkwitz and Missouri will host No. 3 Alabama, while Arkansas and Sam Pittman host No. 4 Georgia. Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss will have a home game against No. 8 Florida.

The other openers pit Kentucky at No. 11 Auburn, Tennessee at South Carolina and Vanderbilt at No. 13 Texas A&M.

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Upcoming Games

Oct 30th, 7:00 PM

Marshall (19) -23.5 -110

Florida International (FIU) +23.5 -110

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Oct 30th, 7:30 PM

Minnesota -19.5 -110

Maryland +19.5 -110

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Oct 30th, 9:00 PM

East Carolina +17 -110

Tulsa -17 -110

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Oct 30th, 9:45 PM

Hawaii +1 -110

Wyoming -1 -110

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Oct 31st, 12:00 PM

Georgia (5) -17 -110

Kentucky +17 -110

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Oct 31st, 12:00 PM

Kansas State (16) +4 -110

West Virginia -4 -110

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Oct 31st, 12:00 PM

Boston College +29.5 -110

Clemson (1) -29.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 12:00 PM

Iowa State (23) -28 -110

Kansas +28 -110

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Oct 31st, 12:00 PM

Michigan State +24.5 -110

Michigan (13) -24.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 12:00 PM

Purdue -7 -110

Illinois +7 -110

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Oct 31st, 12:00 PM

Wake Forest -12 -110

Syracuse +12 -110

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Oct 31st, 12:00 PM

UTSA +5 -110

Florida Atlantic -5 -110

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Oct 31st, 12:00 PM

Memphis +6.5 -110

Cincinnati (7) -6.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 12:00 PM

Temple +4 -110

Tulane -4 -110

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Oct 31st, 12:00 PM

Coastal Carolina (20) -2.5 -110

Georgia State +2.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 2:00 PM

North Texas -5.5 -110

UTEP +5.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 2:00 PM

UCF -2.5 -110

Houston +2.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 3:00 PM

Rice +1.5 -110

Southern Miss -1.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 3:00 PM

Troy +2.5 -110

Arkansas State -2.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 3:30 PM

LSU -2.5 -110

Auburn +2.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 3:30 PM

TCU -2.5 -110

Baylor +2.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 3:30 PM

Notre Dame (4) -20 -110

Georgia Tech +20 -110

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Oct 31st, 3:30 PM

Indiana (17) -11 -110

Rutgers +11 -110

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Oct 31st, 3:30 PM

Northwestern +2.5 -110

Iowa -2.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 3:30 PM

UAB -12 -110

LA Tech +12 -110

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Oct 31st, 3:30 PM

Wisconsin (9) -3 -110

Nebraska +3 -110

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Oct 31st, 4:00 PM

Ole Miss -16.5 -110

Vanderbilt +16.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 4:00 PM

Texas +3.5 -110

Oklahoma State (6) -3.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 4:00 PM

Virginia Tech -3.5 -110

Louisville +3.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 4:00 PM

Appalachian State -31 -110

Louisiana-Monroe +31 -110

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Oct 31st, 6:00 PM

Boise State (25) -14 -110

Air Force +14 -110

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Oct 31st, 7:00 PM

Mississippi State +31 -110

Alabama (2) -31 -110

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Oct 31st, 7:00 PM

Charlotte +9.5 -110

Duke -9.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 7:00 PM

New Mexico +13.5 -110

San Jose State -13.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 7:30 PM

Arkansas +12.5 -110

Texas A&M (8) -12.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 7:30 PM

Missouri +12.5 -110

Florida (10) -12.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 7:30 PM

Ohio State (3) -12 -110

Penn State (18) +12 -110

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Oct 31st, 7:30 PM

Navy +12.5 -110

SMU (22) -12.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 8:00 PM

Oklahoma (24) -14.5 -110

Texas Tech +14.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 8:00 PM

North Carolina (15) -7 -110

Virginia +7 -110

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Oct 31st, 8:00 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette -16.5 -110

Texas State +16.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 9:30 PM

San Diego State -7.5 -110

Utah State +7.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 10:15 PM

WKU +28.5 -110

BYU (11) -28.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 10:30 PM

Nevada -14 -110

UNLV +14 -110

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Nov 4th, 6:00 PM

Western Michigan

Akron

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Nov 4th, 6:00 PM

Eastern Michigan

Kent State

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Nov 4th, 7:00 PM

Ball State

Miami-OH

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Nov 4th, 7:00 PM

Buffalo

NIU

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Nov 4th, 7:00 PM

Ohio

Central Michigan

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Nov 4th, 8:00 PM

Bowling Green

Toledo

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Nov 5th, 12:00 PM

Utah State

Nevada

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Nov 5th, 12:00 PM

Arkansas State

Louisiana-Lafayette

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Nov 5th, 7:30 PM

SMU (22)

Temple

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Nov 5th, 9:00 PM

Wyoming

Colorado State

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Nov 6th, 7:30 PM

Miami-FL (12)

NC State

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Nov 6th, 9:00 PM

San Jose State

San Diego State

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Nov 6th, 9:45 PM

BYU (11) +6 -105

Boise State (25) -6 -105

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