Opening weekend of the 2018 football season is shaping up to be a doozy. As part of a five-day event that carries throughout the Labor Day weekend, officials have decided to push back the start date and time of Miami vs. LSU .
Originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1, the game will now be played the following evening at 7:30 p.m. ET, according to ESPN.
The game will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and will air on ABC, effectively filling the primetime spot that weekend. It provides “The U” a chance to officially prove they are “back,” and LSU will get the chance to prove that they never went away.
The Hurricanes remain undefeated this season despite having regular season games canceled and postponed due to Hurricane Irma. They returned to action last week against Toledo, winning the game 52-30. They struggled in the first half against an inferior opponent and will need to play better as their conference schedule kicks into gear.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are off to a 3-1 start, but an embarrassing 37-7 loss to rival Mississippi State has many wondering how good the Tigers actually are.
When they meet on opening weekend in 2018, it will be only the 13th time the two teams meet. The Tigers hold a 9-3 edge historically, including a victory in their most recent matchup, the 2005 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.