BATON ROUGE, La. -- Home games against Alabama, Ole Miss, Missouri and Mississippi State highlight the 2016 Southeastern Conference schedule for LSU as the league announced the conference slate for all 14 member institutions on Thursday.
LSU opens SEC play on Sept. 17 against Mississippi State in Tiger Stadium. The Tigers travel to Auburn the following week on Sept. 24 before hosting Missouri on Oct. 1.
The Missouri contest will be the first between the teams since Mizzou joined the SEC in 2012. LSU and Missouri have met just one other time in football, that coming in the 1978 Liberty Bowl where Mizzou posted a 20-15 win.
LSU travels to Florida on Oct. 8 and will then host Southern Miss (Oct. 15) and Ole Miss (Oct. 22) before closing out the month of October with an open date on the 29th.
The Tigers welcome Alabama to Tiger Stadium on Nov. 5 followed by a trip to face Arkansas on Nov. 12. LSU closes out its conference schedule on Thanksgiving against Texas A&M in College Station on Nov. 24. The SEC Championship Game will be held on Dec. 3 in Atlanta.
Previously announced non-conference games for LSU in 2016 include the season-opener against Wisconsin at Lambeau Field in Green Bay; the home-opener the following week against Jacksonville State on Sept. 10, Southern Miss on Oct. 15 and the home-finale against South Alabama on Nov. 19.